The Evening Rush for Oct. 29, 2015

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

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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

The people asked for a “back to basics” 911, and it seems that Porsche has delivered. Feast your eyes on these spyshots of what’s rumored to be the 2017 Porsche 911 R. More here.

Ford is issuing three new recalls, totaling 131,000 vehicles, including the 2016 Mustang, 2009-2010 Edge and 2009-2010 Lincoln MKX. More here.

VW Group CEO Matthias Müller stated that in the wake of Dieselgate, the company plans to refocus. Big time. Müller stated that the company will reevaluate the number of models it produces, and direct attention to the models that are most profitable. More here.

Ferrari quickly shut down the FIA’s proposal to establish an engine price cap in Formula 1. The cap was intended to give less affluent teams more of an even playing field. More here.

Gear

Yamaha has unveiled a robot capable of riding a motorcycle. What’s it called? Motobot, and it’s capable of maintaining its own balance, shifting gears and working the clutch. More here.

Eco Vessel has introduced a 64oz stainless-steel growler called the BOSS, and does it ever earn the name. The BOSS is triple-insulated, with a built-in stainless steel infuser. More here.

Lifestyle

Craving those hidden karaoke joints that lurk amid Tokyo’s sleaziest streets? Check out The Drive senior editor Max Prince’s article of one colorful night in Tokyo. More here.

Awesome news in the sneaker world. Vans and The North Face have combined forces to make a weather-proof high top. More here.

Vans

If you live in the San Diego area or plan to go there in the near future, check out AleSmith Brewing Co.’s new tasting room. Now with the largest tasting room in the area, this famous brew crew will gladly pour you some mind-blowing beer. More here.