RPM TV Schedule, 12 October 2016: Ford Focus RS vs Honda Civic Type R. Sasol Solar Challenge. Jaguar F-Type SVR. Fiat 500X long-term update
Two of SA’s hottest hatches right now are the Ford Focus RS and the Honda Civic Type R. Both cars bring something special to the segment, even though their approaches are quite different. We head for Mpumalanga’s curves and corners to find out which formula works the best …
Somewhat slower and certainly more silent are the sophisticated solar-powered cars that recently competed in the Sasol Solar Challenge. Chasing the sun from Pretoria to Cape Town, these low-slung, lightweight machines came from all over the world in a bid to claim top honours.
Back in Johannesburg, we spent a few hours at the magnificent Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in the company of a trio of rapid Jaguars, including the super-fast (and super-rare) Jaguar F-Type SVR. Put it this way: it was well worth getting up early for!
Finally, our Fiat 500X long-termer isn’t just impressing with its combination of comfort and versatility – it’s also emerging as a talented baby transporter, swallowing all manner of baby-related paraphernalia despite its compact dimensions.
RPM TV remains in its usual 20h30 time slot on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday 12 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.
Here’s this week’s full broadcast schedule: