Audi to Compete in WRX and the Tesla Model S Gets More Range: The Evening Rush

Plus, check out the belt buckle that doubles as a multi-tool.

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Automotive

Listen up Tesla owners: You can now get 335 miles of range if you don't mind going without the “P” on your Model S P100D. The new Model S 100D gets 20 more miles on its range than the performance version, and also saves owners $39,500.

Although Audi left the WEC, they are going to be teaming up with World RC Champion EKS for the 2017 WRX season. Audi will be competing with an S1-based car, and the first race will kick-off in Barcelona, Spain in April.

According to one Chevy Bolt owner, his car demonstrated the ability to turn itself on and then proceeded to crash itself. The owner claims that he was not in or near the car when the vehicle allegedly backed itself into a workbench in the garage. GM is reportedly currently investigating the incident.

Gear

Want a belt buckle that transforms into a multi-tool? Of course you do—and fortunately, SOG just released one. Operating like any other multi-tool when not holding your pants up, the SOG Sync is a perfect way to cut down on clutter for your EDC.

Hydro Flask has done a fantastic job of making insulated water bottles and other sturdy drinkware. Now they have expanded their line-up to tumblers with the 10oz Rocks glasses. Just like their other products, the well-insulated walls keeps ice frozen for up to 24 hours and keeps your hot drinks…hot.

Lifestyle

February can be a slow and boring month for a lot of us. Don’t let the winter blues get you down; instead, seize the moment and make your way over to Jumpfest at the Salisbury (Connecticut) Ski Jumps on the 10th , 11th, and 12th.  Enjoy the Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships and plenty of other fun activities revolving around the weekend.

Faherty Brand has recently released a Reversible Belmar Workshirt made of 100% and complete with a rad interior design. It's definitely worth looking at if you're looking to up your style game.