RPM TV Ep368, 05 October 2016: New Honda Civic, VW Polo GTI vs Golf GTI, Audi R8 V10 Plus, BMW i3 REX
There’s more to the all-new Honda Civic Sedan than larger dimensions and a sleek, striking shape. It’s also a lot more sophisticated and engaging, while the 1,5-litre turbo engine is a sparkler. We test-drive the 1.5 Sport.
The iconic Volkswagen Golf GTI has grown larger, heavier and fancier with each successive generation. By comparison, the VW Polo GTI seems to promise a more spirited, more exciting drive. So, which car epitomises the GTI ethos more convincingly? We head for Midvaal Raceway to find out.
It’s easy to think of the Audi R8 V10 Plus as a benign, slightly soft supercar. But in reality, this latest version is fast, agile and thrilling – yet will also trundle along on urban roads without complaint. It also happens to cost a whole lot less than the closely related Lamborghini Huracán …
Finally, having spent time in both versions of the trend-setting BMW i3 electric car, we say goodbye to our range extender-equipped BMW i3 REX long-term test car. It’s been an intriguing experience: is that what all cars will be like in a few years’ time?
This week RPM TV returns to its usual 20h30 time slot on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday 5 October. As last-minute changes to the broadcast schedule are frequent, please check the latest transmission schedule under ‘Motorsport’ on the SuperSport website’s ‘TV’ section, or the DStv Electronic Programme Guide.
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