Hold on tight! Ultimate Speed will grab young readers with its action-packed look at the world's fastest and most powerful transportation machines. Written in a compelling narrative style, each book introduces young readers to the dynamic people who design and control these high-speed vehicles. Children will discover the inside story on the fastest cars, trains, motorcycles, and more. Whether racing across the water in superfast boats, blasting into space with powerful rockets, or breaking the sound barrier with high-powered planes, each featured machine is the story of people and technology setting endurance records. Full-color photographs, labeled diagrams, and real-life action stories will inform and entertain students.