The Evening Rush for Nov. 5, 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 2016 Dodge Viper ACR made a mockery of the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1 at Laguna Seca this week, breaking 13 track records along the way. More here.

Porsche has just announced the the Macan GTS’s new infotainment system will carry over into the other Macan trims. More here.

Vintage Porsche lovers, rejoice! Steve McQueen’s 1971 Porsche 911T from the film Le Mans failed to sell at Christie’s auction on Nov. 4, and can still be yours… for a price. More here.

Gear

Who doesn’t appreciate a robust shot of espresso every now and again? We are very pleased to see Rocket Espresso release the R 60V, a machine that should make even the most novice caffeine addict feel like a seasoned barista. More here.

Many grilling experts swear by wood—for the flavor it imparts, the even temperature, the ruggedness of it all. But wood-burning grills take more effort than a gas grill, until now. Enter the Velocity Grill, a highly efficient wood-burning grill that can reach 1,000 degrees with only two pieces of wood. More here.

Velocity Grill

Lifestyle

In a world full of craft beer, bespoke cocktails and boutique distilleries, it’s difficult to know what to sip next. We like this distillery for its singular focus: to make a solid vodka. More here.

The Drive loves to get under a car, but we get pretty grimy. Thankfully, the team at Carhartt makes some of the toughest pants around. If you are on the hunt for work pants that will outlast you, check out the Carhartt Work Dungarees. More here.