Tiff Needell isn’t exactly a slouch or a conservative driver by any means (watch his McLaren F1 review at Goodwood and you’ll realise that). But put him in the passenger seat next to Colin McRae giving the then-new 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC everything and a rare thing occurs: he’s rendered almost speechless.
Video: McRae scaring Needell in an Impreza WRC
Such was the blistering pace that made McRae unique. Passenger ride over, it’s time for Tiff to drive the blistered-arched Subaru, first as a sighter, then going quick. He then gets McRae’s pace notes courtesy of Nicky Grist to see if they up his speed.
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