Friday – Clarkson On Spacesavers

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I reckon the spacesaver spare wheel I bolted on the Leon this week is about as wide as the tyres on my very first car – a lime green Morris Minor.

It’s a weird sensation, knowing that one of your wheels is shod with the equivalent of an orthopaedic shoe. Max speed is 50mph but of course, the temptation is to go faster. Or simple forget…

Obviously, they don’t put that many spacesavers in a car but imagine what it would be like driving a hot hatchback – which is definitely how I would class the Leon SC – with FOUR spacesavers?

I’m surprised the ‘light entertainment’ programme that is Top Gear hasn’t pulled the stunt and trashed a perfectly good car in the process.

Modern cars have so much rubber on the road I think we forget how good tyres are these days. But four spacesavers on a SEAT Leon driven by Clarkson along a dangerous mountain pass – I think a lot of people would pay to see that on television…

 

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