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192 Pages

Copyright 2012

1-10 Condition: 10

Includes library and winky face stickers


"On a clear May morning in 2008, John Heinricy, director of General Motors' Performance Division, stepped into a Cadillac CTS-V, closed the door, and set the 556-horsepower superchaged V8 engine roaring to life. Ahead of him lay the famed "Green Hell," the Nürburgring Nordschleife, a punishing 12.9-mile, 73-turn track considered to be the most grueling—and important—automotive proving ground in the world. Over the next eight minutes Heinricy unleashed screaming supercar performance from within the elegant interior of a world-class luxury sedan, carving asphalt in the corners and blasting through the straights at speeds up to 175 mph, pushing the vehicle to the very limits of its considerable capabilities. For 479 seconds the hand ticked around the dial, Heinricy going airborne in his thunderous battle with the track, the German countryside a verdant blur around him." (Introduction, pg 5)