This Limited Edition comes with a unique cover and a pristine slipcase with metallic foil print. The print run is limited to world-wide 1113 copies. At a stunning size of 12" x 14" (30.5cm x 35.5cm), and with full spread images spanning 24" in width, this first book of a new fiction series will open the doors to a parallel history of racing. Daniel Simon designed for Bugatti, Lotus, Formula 1 and penned unforgettable vehicles for Hollywood movies like Tron: Legacy or Oblivion. This is his second book after Cosmic Motors. Simon will present in this series over the next years fictitious racing machines at impeccable detail up to 50 megapixel, including vehicle specs and maps of the tracks they raced on. All vehicles and characters are explained through the carefully written story of racer Vic Cooper, who time-travels to the past and the future to compete in the most challenging motor races between 1916 and 2615. This is episode 1, the year 2027, written in English, French and German. Top Gear magazine says on the back cover: ' After Cosmic Motors and his adventures in Hollywood, this is Daniel Simon's next big coup. ' Design fans, car enthusiasts, CG addicts and science-fiction aficionados can enjoy Simon's parallel world through hyper-real renderings, drawings and photography of fictional drivers, managers and beautiful women. This first episode puts three uniquely designed race cars in the spotlight: The 1981 Masucci X-5, the 2027 Masucci X-7 and the 2027 Prideux -Martin MF/27. The foreword has been written by racing legend Jacky Ickx, who raced in the 1960s, '70s and '80s for many famed teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Brabham or Lotus. He is the only driver to have won in Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans, and the Paris-Dakar rally.
This book presents, in large-format images, Simon's unique virtually designed racing machines and tells the story of international racer Vic Cooper, who time-travels under the name 'Vic13' and later 'Mean13' to the past and the future to compete in a wide variety of motor races. His attempts are supported by world famous constructor Masucci, who built amazing vehicles for Cooper between the years 1916 and 2582. In this first volume of The Timeless Racer, Cooper time-travels to the year 2027, where he competes in the world-famous--and legendarily dangerous-- 48 Hours of America endurance race. The book puts three vehicles in the spotlight, shown in incredibly photo-realistic images. Car enthusiasts, design fans, and fiction addicts will be awed by fantastic and futuristic race cars in drawings and hyper-real renderings up to 24 inches wide. The book includes special attention to the fine details that make alternate worlds believable: fictitious sponsors and conflicts, with characters described in spectacular detail through photographs and back stories. In this captivating series, Simon returns to create an imaginary but entirely possible reality of glamour, speed, and honor. Welcome to The Timeless Racer. The foreword has been written by racing legend Jacky Ickx, who raced in the 1960s, '70s and '80s for many famed teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Brabham or Lotus. He is the only driver to have won in Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans, and the Paris-Dakar rally. REVIEWS: "Daniel's designs are spectacular. And the machines--presented in every detail and a highly personal style--intrigue as always." -- Flavio Manzoni, director of Ferrari Design "Simon created a dream world I would race in any day-- this is really cool stuff!" -- André Lotterer, winner 24 Hours of Le Mans with team Joest Audi R18, 2011 and 2012 "Daniel Simon's imagination is matched only by his spectacular vision of a sensational motor racing future. With its suave drivers, gorgeous girls, and international men of mystery, The Timeless Racer is a book like no other." -- British GQ magazine "Daniel's imagination is extraordinary. It is joyful to see this fantasy blend of past and future racing." -- From the foreword by Jacky Ickx, racing legend "I have photographed motor racing for 50 years, and I am amazed by Simon's virtual imagery." -- Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, famed racing photographer