The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Some New Maseratis: The Evening Rush

Plus, the perfect Patagonia polo and beer from Rushing Duck Brewing Co.

Brian Williams

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 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is quickly losing its camo and edging towards completion. The 707hp track-ready SUV has, deservedly, been getting a lot of hype. Something about a demonic, Porsche Cayenne-crushing Jeep warms every American's heart—expect to see the ludicrous Jeep go on sale sometime in 2017.

Volkswagen is bleeding, and fast. According to reports, VW suffered a record loss of $6.2 Billion last year and are setting aside $18 Billion to cover legal fees and fines associated with the diesel scandal.

Maserati is planning an explosive launch for the next GranTurismo in 2017, then a (seemingly redundant?) Alfieri coupe by the end of 2018. Maserati plans to make a new chassis for the Alfieri for an even sportier (read: lighter) feel. Both models will likely use the company's turbocharged V6 and V8 engines.

Maserati

Gear

Do it like the pros do. The Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones have stood the test of time among audio technicians. With clear sound and an affordable price, there's a reason most producers have one can seemingly perpetually stuck to their left ears.

It's time to sharpen your knives. You can either go the professional route, or try your luck at home, with the Arkansas Tri-Hone Knife Sharpener. Comprised of three stones, each with varying grit, the systems will sharpen your knives to the point that they can slice through tomatoes in mid-air, just like in the Chili's commercials.

Best Sharpening Stones

Lifestyle

Today’s beer pick takes us to Rushing Duck Brewing Company in Chester, New York. With a wide variety of beers from double IPAs to saisons, this small brewery is able to nail every end of the spectrum. We recommend Baby Elephant, an American IPA.

Sometimes, a polo is all the sportswear you need. Patagonia done a fantastic job with their spring lineup, featuring the Trout Fitz Roy Polo. Made of 100% organic cotton, these eco-friendly shirts are perfect for those hot days on the river.

Patagonia