It's podcast time, and while every Rambling About Cars episode is good, this one has some next-level potential. We have a special guest returning for the third time, a monster Mercedes on the horizon, and a cheap car challenge unlike any other we've attempted. It all starts at 7:30 pm Eastern on Motor1's social channels, and as always, you can chat with us live during the podcast.
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We're super stoked to welcome car enthusiast extraordinaire and Radwood connoisseur Brad Hansen back to the pod. This is his third visit, and this time around he comes with a very cool Radwood story from a recent show where he and his wife Athena went full 1980s with Wham costumes. That's just the tip of the iceberg for this retro discussion – expect plenty of laughs and love for all things '80s and '90s, including Smith's new retro toy series that recently launched on Motor1.
It's not entirely a Radwood show, however. One doesn't simply ignore Mercedes-Benz when the company announces an 816-horsepower, two-door convertible. The AMG SL63 S E Performance takes the smooth lines of the SL-Class and adds a V8 hybrid powertrain. The engine alone makes 612 hp, and with help from the electric motor, it can reach 60 mph in less than three seconds.
Gallery: Mercedes-AMG SL63 S E Performance
As for our cheap car challenge, we have longtime Rambler Ted Adam Green to thank for this one. He suggested right-hand-drive cars, but we're upping the difficulty level to make it Radwood-era right-handers for less than $10,000. Such vehicles are not exactly common in the US, so this should be quite a challenge.
Be sure to jump onto Motor1's socials at 7:30 PM EST and join in on the discussion. We'll see you online.