The Evening Rush for Nov. 18, 2015

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

Alfa Romeo

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

Alfa Romeo has finally released some details about the new Giulia sedan, and they’re appealing. Alfa says its new rear-drive sedan will arrive in the U.S. midway through next year with a price tag of around $70k. The Guila Quadrifoglio is slated to pump out a healthy 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That comes via 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. The QV, you might remember, did a nasty 7 minute, 39 second lap around the Nürburgring back in September—13 seconds quicker than the BMW M4.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has been revealed at the LA Auto Show and, boy, is she pretty. This 380-hp racecar is stripped out (curb weight is a claimed 2,870 pounds) and ready to whip you around a track. The only available gearbox is a PDK automatic. All yours for $165k.

More new out of the LA Auto Show: Fiat has debuted its 124 Spider, the Italian marque’s rebranded Miata. The 124, however, will utilize a 1.4-liter four cylinder in place of the Miata’s 2-liter, good for 160hp. How will the 124 Spider stack up against its Japanese sibling? We can’t wait to find out.

Gear

Watches now do a whole lot more than just tell time. The folks over at Suunto think your watch can be a personal trainer and guide, too. The new Traverse GPS watch is capable of tracking your calories, checking messages and even mapping out your next weekend hike.

Suunto

Thanks to some beautiful nerd magic, pictures can now come to life. The team over at LifePrint have made a printer capable of generating images that become videos when viewed through your iPhone.

Lifestyle

Whiskey lovers rejoice: There’s a whiskey advent Christmas calendar now. Some people shy away from chocolate advent calendars for health reasons. We get that. Try a whiskey advent calendar instead. Then get tipsy enough to stop counting calories and steal your little sister’s chocolate one.

 

Pants are great (I beg to differ—Ed.) until they rip at the knees and down the backside. Then they’re just assless straps. (Now that’s more my speed—Ed.) Check out the ultra-durable Cast Iron Pant from Edgevale. Made with CORDURA and duck cotton, these trousers could be your saving grace. Wear ’em to the grave.

Edgevale