The Grand Tour Starts With a Bang and More Footage of the Hellcat-Powered Ram: The Evening Rush
Plus, the ultimate bike light and a cool new way to use your GoPro.
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The Grand Tour has a lot to live up to. After accumulating tons of hype and a killer cast, we hope the much-anticipated show doesn’t fizzle out. According to reports, the opening scene alone cost the show $3.2 million, and with 150 cars in the shot, the total value of all the assembled vehicles added up to $25 million.
Videos have surfaced of the Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX, and they makes us beg the question: Will this puppy go into production? We're confident plenty of power-hungry pickup lovers would gladly pay a decent chunk of change for one. The 575-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, side exhaust, and a lift kit.
In the land of the rich and famous, a lot of things can be done for you—including having your gas delivered. Rather than schlepping your $350,000 Bentley to the nearest gas station, Bay Area owners can have California-based company Filld come and top off your tank. Similar services have come under fire for the dangerous transportation of flammable liquids, however, so who knows how long this will last.
Now you can throw your GoPro down a football field. Not sure if you were looking to do that, but now you can. With Aer, you can encapsulate your GoPro in a device that resembles a Nerf football and huck it towards your friends while obtaining some sweet aerial footage. Thanks to an impact-proof and waterproof casing, the casing allows users to huck their GoPro at up to 60 miles per hour.
NiteRider has come out with a rear-facing bike light that projects laser lines on either side of a rider to simulate a bike line during night rides. Since riding in the dark can quickly become dangerous, additional warning devices like the Sentinal 40 are welcome additions to the bicycling community. The light pumps out 40 lumens and is capable of running for 36 hours.
Henleys are key pieces of clothing as the weather begins to turn cool. Perfect for those crisp fall nights, the Flint & Tinder Henley will keep you looking good and feeling even better all day long.
Apple picking season is finally upon us. Do yourself a favor and take a drive up to Sharon, Conecticut (minutes from Lime Rock Park) and enjoy some apple picking and cider at Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm.