RPM TV Ep388: Toyota 86. Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet. And classic Alfa Romeos.
Toyota’s take on the purist sports car is a sleek two-seater with a flat-four engine and a focus on an engaging driving experience. It’s been a successful if somewhat uncompromising formula. Now there’s an updated version of the Toyota 86, and while the drivetrain remains unchanged, there are some very real improvements to the chassis and suspension, while the interior is smarter, too.
Mercedes-AMG’s cars usually combine hooligan power with oodles of luxury. But the arrival of the new C43 derivatives heralds a new era of polish and composure, without losing sight of the AMG commitment to performance. The Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet adds the glamour of fresh-air motoring to a convincing motoring equation.
Ferrari apart, few brands are as ferociously Italian as Alfa Romeo. The marque has a history rich in racing heritage, passionate design and forward-thinking innovation – as a visit to the magnificent Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in the Italian town of Arese proves.
This week’s show premiere remains in its usual slot, at 20h30 on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday
3 May. 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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Here’s this week’s full broadcast schedule: