Porsche Births a Monstrous V-8 and a Stylish Hot Tub From Ox + Monkey: The Evening Rush

Plus, the Italian police get some wicked Alfas and Hyundai reveals a cheap fuel-sipper.

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Automotive

Porsche has debuted a new monstrous twin-turbo V-8 good for 549 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. According to reports, the V-8 will be used across the VW Group, probably in more powerful Audis.

Italian police are about to take delivery of a brand new Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio this week. Though that may strike fear in the heart of speeders, the Quads won't be pursuit vehicles. Instead, the 505-horsepower sedans will be used as organ transport vehicles able to quickly shuttle vital tissue between hospitals.

Pricing for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco has been released and, no surprise, it’s affordable. Priced at $21,485, the 1.4-liter turbo Elantra is expected to hit an impressive 40mpg highway. That means cheap road trips, kids.

Hyundai

Gear

Often, a long road trip means minimal good, hot showers. Now, you may stink no more. The Road Shower 2, an environmentally-friendly, portable shower, uses sunlight to heat the water and a hand pump to build pressure.

A company called Ox + Monkey have released a stylish wood-fired hot-tub for two. Even if you're not outfitting a deluxe chalet in Aspen, it may still well be the best purchase you ever make. Heck, even Florida has some cool nights.

Ox + Monkey

Lifestyle

Today’s beer pick takes us to Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California. Although this brewery has grown rapidly over the last five years, they are still churning out some amazing West Coast brews. Heavy with hops and citrus flavors, we recommend Waldo’s Special Ale.

Although Spring Showers are in full effect, Summer Sun is fast approaching. Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of Costa Sunglasses for 45% off.

Costa