The product of more than 7 years of research, Lancia and De Virgilio, At the Center, was released by David Bull Publishing in 2014. With over 300 pages of original material on the history of the Lancia company, the family and the development of the Aurelia, the book received several honors, most notably the Cunot Award from the Society of Automotive Historians as best book of the year.
De Virgilio and the V6 were also the subject of an article in the New York Times (see below). Such an article in a leading publication is rather intriguing, as its about a modest engineer in a firm far away some 70 years ago. It is evidence that research into design and engineering is of interest to a broader public. The story was also picked up by La Stampa and la Repubblica. The book has been reprinted and is available from the author at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.