The Evening Rush for Dec. 08, 2015

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

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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

Infiniti will be ending its partnership with Red Bull this December, the dissolution coming a full year earlier than expected. In 2013, Infiniti was named title sponsor of the team, but after lackluster 2014 and 2015 race seasons, the auto manufacturer has decided to drop the sponsorship.

Rumors have arisen that the newSubaru WRX STI will utilize a hybrid powertrain. The STI may use an electric motor to power the rear axle and a beefed-up version of the 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder up front.

Future owners of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class can now customize their high-end offroader with the help of a new trim calledDesigno Manufaktur. The work will be done in Austria and the customization will include matte paint, new alloy wheels and various interior options.

 

 

 

Gear

Love your shades but hate the way they press against your big head when you put on a helmet or headset? Stop chumping out and check outFlying Eyes, a startup out of Austin, Texas, that builds super-thin sunglasses ideal for such scenarios.

Flying Eyes 

 

 

Holidays are here. Consider picking up a pair ofenamel cups from Best Made Co. These ultra-durable vessels can withstand open flame, oven top, dishwasher and a ton of abuse around the campsite (or kitchen).

Lifestyle

Should you find yourself venturing to upstate New York (Ancram, specifically), we recommend you stop byHillrock Distillery for some truly amazing, Solera-aged bourbon.

It is a well-known fact that guacamole, done right, is ambrosial. It is also pretty damn expensive, so why not learn tomake it yourself? The team over at Esquire has compiled this handy video for this very purpose.