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ROAD 26: Skoda Special

If ever there was one automotive brand that has re-invented itself successfully, it’s Skoda.

Once the butt of jokes like: How do you double the price of a Skoda? Fill up the tank. Why do Skodas have heated rear windscreens? To keep your hands warm while you’re pushing it. And the classic: What do you call a Skoda with a sun roof? A skip.

ROAD 15: Steer From The Rear

ROAD 15: Steer From The Rear

There’s something very special about rear wheel drive cars. They offer a driving purity front and four wheel drive cars can’t. As FWD and 4WD cars struggle to cope with steering and drivetrain influences, a RWD car isn’t pulled from the front, it’s pushed from behind, leaving the front axle to do as nature intended, steer.

Gran Turismo 5 Release Date of 24th November Confirmed for the UK

Gran Turismo 5 Release Date of 24th November Confirmed for the UK

It’s become rather a contentious issue predicting just when we’re likely to see the public release of Gran Turismo 5. I remember sitting down with the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) team back in 2008 discussing the launch of GT5 Prologue and figuring on a 12 month delay until the full-fat GT5 was in our hands.

Gran Turismo 5’s Red Bull X1 breaks cover

Gran Turismo 5’s Red Bull X1 breaks cover

We’ve seen several teaser shots of the collaboration between Polyphony Digital and Red Bull for Gran Turismo’s 5’s ultimate driving machine, and now the full car has been revealed in the latest issue of Car magazine (Issue 580).