The TopSpeed Podcast is always full of fun and exciting stuff, but this week we really blew things out with a huge amount of news and questions. And we did it all within our usually scheduled hour time limit. This is Episode 036 and it is awesome.

First things first, thanks to everyone who stepped up and gave us a question for this week’s show. We all really appreciate it, and every question was great. It added some great content to the show. Keep it up this week.

We get the show started with our usual Weekly Wheels segment. Mark comes in hot and heavy with the exciting and angry Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG. We spend a fair bit of time discussing this awesome little machine, and then we touch on my next press car, the Volvo S60 for just a moment.

From there we jump straight into the news with my recent test of The Crew video game beta. From video game fantasy we move to real world fantasy with the official details of GM’s incredible ATS-V Coupe. At least 450 horsepower, and three pedals; what a dream machine. Somehow, we don’t spend the entire show talking about the ATS, and we move on to the death knell of the rotary engine, the Lexus LF-C2 Concept and the new naming scheme for Mercedes-Benz. Mark also takes some time to talk about the potential revival of the GMC Jimmy (never gonna happen, Mark). We even find some time to touch on the DirtFish Rally School, the Rolls Royce Wraith Sport spy shots, and the spy shots of the upcoming Maserati Levante mule.

I told you, there was a lot of stuff to cover.

Again, thanks to you awesome listeners, we had a nice full Questions and Answers segment that involved a look at our favorite cars form the 90s, how we would spend 20 grand to have a race car, the most beautiful engine bays we have ever seen, and we have a discussion about high-end tuned cars versus showroom racers. Oh, we also take a quick look at Volkswagen’s awesome 268 horsepower TDI engine and the 10-speed DSG gearbox.

We wind out our show with a nice Own, Drive, Burn that features the a trio of fast small cars; the A45 AMG, Audi RS3 and the BMW 1 Series M.

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: