The New 2017 Audi SQ7 and a Hybrid Subaru BRZ: The Evening Rush

Plus, a life-saving Leatherman and the ultimate fishing shirt from Vineyard Vines.

Leatherman

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

Audi has unveiled the 2017 SQ7 with a vomit-inducing promotional scene from the upcoming movie, Captain America: Civil War. Although we're excited to see the sporty SUV, it's hard to see it smashed and bashed. No word on powertrain, but expect more than the current six-cylinder. Eight turbocharged ones, perhaps?

The geniuses at Mississippi State University have developed a plug-in hybrid Subaru BRZ capable of traveling 550 miles at a time. According to MSU, the sporty coupe is able to launch to 60mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds.

In acrobatic news, professional stuntman Damian Walters showed off his skills by back flipping over a Formula E racecar traveling at 60mph. The video allows viewers to have a 360-degree view of the impressive stunt, despite the fact that most would prefer to see less than one degree of the stomach-churning action.

Gear

There is a good chance that your place of work has motion-sensing lights that go on when you enter a room. Why not have them in your home? The Haiku Designer Series are motion-sensing ceiling lights that are adjustable, stylish, and energy-saving. For efficiency, the lights automatically dim when natural sunlight is present.

Multi-tools are sometimes looked down upon in the gear world because they do everything “okay” but nothing well. This is not the case for the Leatherman Raptor, a multi-tool designed for first responders with shears, a ring cutter, a seatbelt cutter, an oxygen wrench and a ruler. Even if you're not an EMT, this jack-of-all-trades could be many types of handy in an accident.

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Lifestyle

Today’s beer pick takes us to Strong Rope Brewery in Brooklyn, New York. Just two miles from our office in Industry City, Strong Rope is nestled among heavy hitters like Other Half Brewing Co and Threes Brewing Co. Still, this young brewery is getting some considerable buzz by using ingredients strictly from NY farms. Drink local, eh?

Looking for the perfect fishing shirt? Go check out Vineyard Vines’ Trumpetfish Plaid Harbor Shirt. Made of performance nylon and loaded with vents, this is the perfect plaid to keep you cool while casting line.

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