Trol­ley wheels ahoy!

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You have re­cently fea­tured sev­eral cars with four-wheel steer­ing, from hot hatches such as the Re­nault Megane RS in Septem­ber’s is­sue, to ex­otics such as the Porsche 911 GT3 and Fer­rari 812. This idea seems to have resur­faced in the last five years or so, although 20 years ago I was the proud owner of a Honda Pre­lude 2.2 VTEC which had such a sys­tem. The Honda en­gine was sub­lime, es­pe­cially above 6500rpm when the valve tim­ing changed and gave it the metal­lic sound of a then-F1 car, and the four-wheel steer­ing did im­prove sta­bil­ity at high speed and turn-in at low speeds.

But have any of your testers tried to re­verse in one? Think fork­lift truck, think scratched bumpers and kerbed wheels, at least un­til you get used to it. I won­der if man­u­fac­tur­ers warn un­sus­pect­ing new own­ers of this. Honda didn’t. But what a great car and an ef­fec­tive fea­ture.

Rob Fi­dler

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