21st Century Performance Hardcover – 1 Feb 2003
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This volume is the an international high performance book that covers current automotive technology - how it all works and how to modify modern day cars for best results. It is technical but easy-to-follow for both the non-technical and technical reader. Chapters include: The drive train, electronic engine management systems, modifying engine management systems, programmable management systems, intake systems, exhaust systems, turbo charging and supercharging, intercooling, detonation control, fuel delivery systems, performance testing, suspension and brakes, aerodynamics.
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Right, now let's get back to grinding-down that flywheel and variying the valve-timing...
For anyone wishing to learn about modern performance cars, engine management, building and tuning a performance car you will not find a better book to get you started.
It is written in easy to understand format, good quality pictures when required, and gives superb coverage of all aspects of tuning and performance in an easy to read and understand way.
Hopefully they'll republish it or make it available on Kindle for more to see
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This book was recommended to me by a fellow car enthusiast in Australia so I decided to take a chance on it - I wasn't disappointed.
This hardback book has a modern column based page-layout and is printed in a clear typeface with excellent clarity and image reproduction. The chapters are well sequenced and cover a comprehensive list of topics.
Of particular interest to me were the detailed sections covering engine management and electronics both OEM, after market and DIY.
Other chapters cover engine, forced induction and intercooling, chassis, aerodynamics, wheels & tyres, suspension, rolling roads etc. all in comprehensive detail with well written and easy to follow copy, clear photo's, diagrams and charts.
This book is also ideal for owners wishing to perform some simple DIY electronic modifications or build turbo boost controllers as there are some practical low cost projects to try. I have had excellent success with some of these and found that this added an almost interactive context to the book.
The author, Julian Edgar, is obviously passionate about automotive tuning and has extensive knowledge and experience in this field, this comes across in the book in a very positive and enthusiastic way.
All in all a book well worth adding to your collection.