Hey everyone, welcome to Episode 022 of the TopSpeed.com Podcast.
This week is a little weird, so let me start with an apology. I am traveling this week, and I have some pretty terrible internet. The result is that the first 10 minutes or so of the show is pretty laggy and hard to listen to. Thankfully we came up with an idea to fix it, and the show gets better. So, thanks for sticking with us, and sorry about the technical issues.
Once the show finally gets moving, we cover Weekly Wheels in which Mark discusses the Cadillac CTS and I talk about the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. Sadly, Justin had no new toys last week.
For news we covered a lot of topics from the new CTS-V and the Ford Mustang SVT on the Nurburgring, to special one-off versions of the BMW i8 and the new Polaris Slingshot. A Corvette powered Darth Vader helmet and the death of the VW Eos also make an appearance.
We make our way over to viewer questions and take a minute to discuss what cars we are most looking forward to next year, and we talk about how well our wives can drive. That part got a little strange…
We finish out the show with a trio of James Bond cars in Own, Drive, Burn.
We want to thank everyone who stuck with us through the live show, and I would like to apologize again for the issues at the start of the show. Normal service will resume next week.
Have a safe week, and a wonderful weekend everyone.
Show’s over folks. I hope everyone who tuned in live enjoyed it. We again want to say a special thanks to all of our watchers and listeners. We do this thing for you, and we appreciate you giving us a bit of your time.
This week was a fun show. We celebrated hitting 21 episodes by cracking open some bottles of root beer soda, and then we discussed what we had each bought to drink. Once that is out of the way, we actually get into some car stuff and we cover the Weekly Wheels. Mark was driving the Lexus IS350 Convertible, Justin had a shiny new silver Miata, and I was bombing around all week in a blue Nissan Versa Note.
For the news stories we covered the testing and subsequent burning of the new Honda NSX at the Nurburgring, we talk about Elon Musk’s newest Tesla, and Justin talks a bit about an “affordable” Bentley coupe. We also spend a quick second talking about video games, and then Mark gets to go a little crazy with some truck talk involving a potential rival for the Ford Raptor and the new engine for the 2015 F150.
Once we finish ranting about car news, we hit up the viewer questions. We talk about which is better, diesel or gas and why, and we go over some essential road-trip checks and packing supplies. Once we make it through that, we move to our signature Own, Drive, Burn in which we have to pick between three different historical Porsche models.
We hope you guys liked it, and we can’t wait to see you next week. As a side note, next week’s show will be on Wednesday. I hope to see you all there.
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