The Evening Rush for Oct. 14, 2015

Your nightly cull of automotive, gear and lifestyle news, all in one place.

Volvo

The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Less time searching, more time driving. Motor on.

Automotive

Winfried Vahland, the 25-year Volkswagen vet slated to run the company’s new North American division, is leaving Volkswagen Group after disagreeing with the company’s direction. More here.

Polestar Cyan Racing is entering the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2016. Much blue cars will follow. More here.

Putting a Viper engine in a rear-wheel-drive pickup sounds insane. The Drive’s chief auto critic, Lawrence Ulrich, would be the first to agree. More here.

The 2016 Lexus GS F: $85k, 467hp and lots of trunk space for hauling much ass. More here.

Ferraris for everyone! Company plans to increase annual production by 30%. More here.

Gear

Do you have a ton of tools floating around you garage with seemingly no home? Best Made Co. may have an elegant solution. More here.

 

Best Made Co.

Terrariums are cool, but Jared Wolfe’s Biopod microhabitat will blow any Etsy project out of the water. More here.

What do a Japanese toilet seat and an American sedan have in common? The Drive’s staff writer, Ben Keeshin, would be glad to explain. More here.

Lifestyle

How the ginormous Anheuser-Busch InBev-SABMiller deal might actually benefit craft-beer fans. More here.

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Think you had a tough day at the office? Read this piece on firejumpers, and think again. More here.