Ferrari Hypercars: The Inside Story of Maranello’s Fastest, Rarest Road Cars
The term “hypercar” refers to those cars that take the exotic qualities of a “supercar”—speed, performance, engineering, workmanship, and price—to a higher level. While at first glance one might assume that this is a newfangled invention, this book begins with the 375 MM of the 1950s, and then covers all those other models that were the hypercars of their day, right up to today’s LaFerrari.
The book’s large format and quality paper are put to good use with lavish photo spreads and quality reproduction of vintage photos. The content is a happy mix of history, story- telling, interviews, and technical coverage.
Goodfellow is an award-winning writer and photographer and his connection to the marque is extensive, from having served as a chief class judge at the Pebble Beach Concours, to having authored six other books, including Ferrari Road & Racing and Speed, Style & Beauty: Cars From the Ralph Lauren Collection which he coauthored with Beverly Rae Kimes. Did I mention his photography? (See: winstongoodfellow.com) This is a book you can open and ingest parts at a time, or just lose yourself in for hours.
Copyright 2018, Rubén Verdés (speedreaders.info).
This review appears courtesy of the SAH in whose March/April 2016 Journal it was first printed.