Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
3 minute read
5 Feb 2020
4:00 pm

Nissan Micra now has the pep to spark

Andre De Kock

But what was it like to drive? Extremely good and not just because of the manual gearbox.

A strange thing happened when this writer joined the ranks of the really old. I battle to recall recent things, but tend to have crystal-clear memories of the things that gave me deep joy in my distant, misspent youth. Like the handbrake turn. It was, at the time, a holy grail of unbelievable coolness. I am talking about an era before this country got television and we viewed action from overseas in the movies. There, James Bond and other kick-ass heroes made cars spin in their own length by dint of dipping the clutch, swinging the steering wheel and jerking...