Amazing Racing Cars: Sports Cars
Amazing Racing Cars: Sports Cars
Amazing Racing Cars: Sports Cars

Amazing Racing Cars: Sports Cars

Ashley Gish (Author)

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A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to sports cars, two-seater race cars known for their powerful engines and use in endurance races. Also included is a biographical story about sports car driver Colin Braun.

Part of the Amazing Racing Cars series

 

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"The illustrated "Amazing Race Cars" series is designed to provide intermediate to middle school readers with an introduction to some of the most powerful automobiles in the world. Each volume in the series focuses on a different type of racing car, with an emphasis on how the vehicles are utilized in their special niche in this sport. In each book, readers are treated to a look at the mechanical capacities of the cars in question, the types of tracks or terrain they are raced on, and the driving requirements they call for. Mention is also made of the specialized parts and equipment that are built into these high-powered vehicles. Each book also features dramatic color photography capturing the speed and power of race cars. In this book, readers will learn a great deal about sports cars, one of the more commonly seen types of racing vehicles. Unlike the sports cars drivers may occasionally see on the road, these vehicles are re-fitted with advanced parts designed to make them far more powerful than anything common drivers are likely to see. Sports car racers can achieve enormous speeds as they negotiate scientifically designed racecourses. Equipped with engines that can generate over 700 horse power, top flight sports cars can reach speeds exceeding 200 mph. These powerful vehicles require expert handling and, despite the skills of top drivers, are still very dangerous. In international competitions, sports car drivers are very popular in many nations. The story of this illustrious automotive sport is well told in this introductory book and will be of interest to mechanically-minded young readers." -Children's Literature, January 2022

Reviews

The illustrated "Amazing Race Cars" series is designed to provide intermediate to middle school readers with an introduction to some of the most powerful automobiles in the world. Each volume in the series focuses on a different type of racing car, with an emphasis on how the vehicles are utilized in their special niche in this sport. In each book, readers are treated to a look at the mechanical capacities of the cars in question, the types of tracks or terrain they are raced on, and the driving requirements they call for. Mention is also made of the specialized parts and equipment that are built into these high-powered vehicles. Each book also features dramatic color photography capturing the speed and power of race cars. In this book, readers will learn a great deal about sports cars, one of the more commonly seen types of racing vehicles. Unlike the sports cars drivers may occasionally see on the road, these vehicles are re-fitted with advanced parts designed to make them far more powerful than anything common drivers are likely to see. Sports car racers can achieve enormous speeds as they negotiate scientifically designed racecourses. Equipped with engines that can generate over 700 horse power, top flight sports cars can reach speeds exceeding 200 mph. These powerful vehicles require expert handling and, despite the skills of top drivers, are still very dangerous. In international competitions, sports car drivers are very popular in many nations. The story of this illustrious automotive sport is well told in this introductory book and will be of interest to mechanically-minded young readers.

–Greg Romaneck, Children's Literature, 01/01/2022

Young learners who love hearing about superfast vehicles will adore this informative series. The books do an excellent job sharing the science of racing cars, like: dragsters produce flames in their wake thanks to the combusting nitromethane and methanol fuel, Formula One cars are designed with aerodynamic bodies to improve tire traction and reduce drag, and extra suspension in off-road and rally cars helps drivers keep control over bumpy terrain. Some of the vehicles are even made with lightweight carbon fiber bodies! Each book ends with a profile of a racing all-star, like Antron Brown, the first African American to win the National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel World Championship, and Mia Chapman, a seven-time kart racing champion. Unique glossary terms are ­defined on the pages of first mention. Filled with colorful photos and tons of facts, they are accessible and exciting. VERDICT ­Attractive first purchases.

School Library Journal, 04/01/2022

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