Trolley wheels ahoy!
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.