Series Review: Readers with a need for speed will zip through the pages of the books in the Epic Cars series. With their boldly colored, attention-grabbing layouts, these books, which diagram the functions of different high-speed vehicles, will catch the eyes of any kid with a budding interest in cars. BMW i8 lays out the statistics of this 2013 vehicle, which was one of the first sports cars to run on both gas and electricity. DBS Superleggera emphasizes the beautiful design of the famous Aston Martin speedster. Maserati GranTurismo delves into the history of this racecar company and this particular model, which was built for the road. Mercedes AMG GTR breaks down the different parts of this high-speed racer and explains how it became one of the fastest cars Mercedes ever created. While there’s not a lot included to help readers differentiate between the different auto models—the general overviews tend to praise the sleek design that allows for both aerodynamic movement and passenger comfort—each dynamically designed volume is highly readable and packed with charts, diagrams, and notated photographs. A full-length “By the Numbers” spread in each book gives readers a fuller, to-scale picture of the size and shape of each vehicle (and its cost), which is especially useful if they’re comparing different volumes. A tech-centric series for the car-obsessed kid.