Pedal to the Metal - a phrase that perfectly sums up the driving style of a man who just might be the greatest British driver of all time. He may not be as powerful as a locomotive or leap tall buildings at a single bound, but he's about as fast as a speeding bullet. Welcome to the life and times of motorsport's very own Superman! With the best action from a stellar career that's crammed with towering achievements, but also littered with miraculous escapes from some of the most incredible crashes, this is the official and exclusive biography of rally ace Colin McRae. And while we've got every second of the best action from McRae's amazing career, this is not just for the hardened rally fans -there's much, much more. Today Colin is one of the world's highest paid sportsmen, with a jet-setting lifestyle to match, and we go up close and personal away from the cut and thrust of the World Rally Championships to see how the great man spends his time away from the pressure cooker of international competition. But his idea of relaxation is... yes; you've guessed it... more speed. We'll see him enjoying all kinds of adrenaline fuelled exploits, whether it's piloting his own helicopter, driving his powerboat, jet-biking, go-karting, riding his own superbike, water ski—ing and soaring over Supercross enormous jumps. There are also his impressive efforts in a Jordan Formula One car and his recent expedition into ASCAR at the big oval at Rockingham. Colin also takes us back to his roots in Scotland as we trace his amazing rise to the very top of the rally world and talk to his family, friends and all the top rally names. You' II see him in action as a young gun up-and-comer and we follow his amazing journey from Scottish obscurity to becoming the youngest ever WRC world champion. There's all the greatest rally action, the big wins and the spectacular smashes, the ones that gave him the name Colin 'McCrash', including that dreadful 'off' in Corsica 2000 that nearly cost him his life. But that's not all. Along with all the top action and inside track on life away from the rally scene, Colin invites you for a drive. With Channel 4's WRC presenter Penny Mallory as his first pupil these are lessons you won't want to miss if you want to drive like Colin.