Summer’s just around the corner, and while that normally requires running to the hills and avoiding the skin-sizzlingly humid temperatures here in the Middle East, for others it means barbeques, holiday snaps, and days lazing by the pool with a good book.
Fear not. We’ve got you covered. This cheeky number – Form Follows Function: The Art of the Supercar – does exactly what it says on the ornate spine. Gloss through the 224 pages and feel your eyes begin to weep as a fleet of classic Aston Martins, Ferraris and Maseratis pours off the pages.
This is particular hardback odyssey is the product of automotive photographer Stuart Codling, who’s also spent some time on the Formula One photography scene. Here he’s selected twenty of the most significant performance machines of the last few decades and shot them against a black background to really bring those lines alive.
We’re particularly sweet on this Mercedes 300SL which, granted, we’ve featured on crankandpiston a few times as of late. But gullwings, a 3.0l straight-six and 222hp? Well, we’re not made of stone…
With 197 high quality pics to keep you occupied, crankandpiston can pretty much guarantee Form Follows Function will be one of your summer highlights. It’s a pretty sizeable beast though, so you might want to rethink your carry-on luggage.
Images courtesy of Motorbooks