Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry and the cars they drive.

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September 29, 2022 57 min
Another high speed podcast from your favorite high speed hosts! Benjamin and Sami dive into some serious discussions about a pair of sport sedans. First up Ben gets his hands on the 668 hp 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. As the owner of a first gen CTS-V there are few more qualified to describe just how this fiery four-door drives. Listen to Benjamin run down the history of sport sedans and why the Blackwing is such a highlight thes...
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Aren't you tired of hearing the Unnamed Automotive Podcast cover mainstream cars that you might actually see on the road? This weeks episode deals with those blahs you're feeling with a pair of niche luxury vehicles. First up Benjamin talks about the 2022 Lexus LX600, which rides on a new platform and features a fresh powertrain. But things aren't aligning properly for Ben, who isn't sure if this is really a Escalad...
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Big things is the subtitle for episode 286, as Benjamin and Sami drive and dive into a pair of new SUVs on the road. First up Benjamin discusses the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V, a large barge of a truck with nearly 50 percent more supercharged power than the normal Escalade. He describes what its like to wield that much force when you're piloting such an enormous vehicle. As usual, there are a more than a few tangents about relate...
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Whoa now, are you looking for more automotive shenanigans and blabber? Then you came to the right place, as Sami and Benjamin are eager to share their thoughts on the latest happenings in the automotive industry. First Benjamin talks about the 2022 Hyundai Kona N, a high-performance, yet front-wheel-drive crossover that may have spelled doom for the first Hyunda N product. Hear how a capital-E enthusiast like Ben feels about a FWD,...
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Benjamin revs up the episode with his review of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N, a high-performance compact sedan that seems to be running away with all the attention in its class. Featuring a turbo, spoilers, sticky tires, and beefy brakes, Ben dives into the nitty gritty of the Elantra and the N-brand's history. Then Sami brings his unique brand of energy into the podcast when describing the 2023 Genesis GV60, an all-electric cro...
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What's it like when you add 470 horsepower to a chassis that already shudders at half that output? Benjamin scrapes his brains off the floor and attempts to make sense of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, a truck so crazy that not even SRT was willing to put its name on it. Sami then explains how confusing his time in the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 was. Is this a hot hatch? A 'cheap' Mercedes-Benz that costs more than $6...
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Benjamin discusses his time in the 2022 BMW i4, and not just any ole i4, but the M50 version with incredible performance metrics. You'll want to hear all the details about how this EV-converted 4 Series feels on the road, and whether it follows the same mantra as BMWs other electric vehicle, the iX. From there the duo dive into a variety of topics including the shockingly bad range of electric pickups when they're towing, a...
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House of WILDERNESS, TRD, TRAIL RATED and WILDTRAK your off-road romping days are numbered, as Benjamin and Sami arrive this week to talk about the new 2022 Ford Bronco Sport, a rugged alternative to the Ford Escape and a competitor to many other compact crossovers on the market. Outfitted with a turbocharged three-cylinder, Sami talks about how it handles the rigours of everyday driving, and the various pros and cons of pretending...
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Sami and Benjamin have returned from their vacations with plenty of stories to tell. First the two catch up with all the cool cars and sights during their travels, with Ben reflecting on a certain era of vehicle that stands out in his mind after an unusual old school Honda Pilot encounter. Then the pair dive into a conversation about the new 2022 Kia EV6, an all-electric car that's mechanically similar to the Hyundai IONIQ 5, b...
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Benjamin talks about his recent drive of the all-new 2002 Toyota Tundra and it's turbocharged six cylinder engine. Considering the Tundra's predecessor hailed from the Jurassic era, Benjamin goes into detail about how much has changed this time around and whether the Tundra has what it takes to best America's popular trucks. Then listen closely as Sami shares the tale of his time in the 2022 Porsche Panamera Platinum Ed...
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We're back to discuss a new crossover and a wild enthusiast oriented event. First Benjamin talks about the new 2022 Mazda CX-50, which looks rugged and tough in all the marketing, but as it turns out that marketing is doing all the heavy lifting. Is the CX-50 comparable to a Forester Wilderness? And how much does that matter? Then Sami comes back from merry old England and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which he described as a...
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The guys take two completely different paths this week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast. First Sami goes the family friendly route with the 2022 Toyota Sienna. Available only as a hybrid, Sami starts off by describing a few of the vans shortcomings before diving into what makes this a smart entry in the world of three row vehicles. Then Benjamin takes a walk on the wild side with the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, an all-new tr...
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Welcome to the "Oops! All bangers!" edition of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, where Ben and Sami dive into two of the coolest cars around. First Sami talks about the eighth-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II that he drove (and was driven in) through Nice and Monaco. He talks how the company spent five years developing new wheel designs, and put twinkling stars in the headlight enclosures before describing the various...
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They shook the magic eight ball and it came up "trucks." Sami and Benjamin dive into some rugged, practical machines this week, with Mr.Hunting starting with a closer look at the 2022 Honda Ridgeline. Now facing stiff competition from new trucklets like the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, how can the Ridgeline stay appealing to shoppers? Benjamin points out a few of the flaws in Honda's approach, and the two brain...
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It's time to talk about everything speedy, fun and joyful. First up, Benjamin describes his time in the 2022 Toyota GR86, the successor to the lightweight, fun-to-drive 86 that caught the attention of enthusiasts everywhere. He recaps the importance of the older 86, which is important context to his experience in the new GR86, which recieves a new powertrain and updated interior along with a new exterior design. Are all these u...
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This week on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, the duo jump into action to discuss the 2023 BMW iX M60, a combination of BMW's M, i and X brands that looks... frumpy. Besides the exterior design, the M60 sports a ton of power and performance, especially in a straight line. But everyone knows that a BMW M product has to sound cool too, so be sure to hear Sami explain how the iX M60 achieves its signature soundtrack. Then Benjamin...
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Benjamin talks about his first impressions of the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5, the Korean automaker's mainstream EV which rides on an entirely EV-oriented platform. He discusses the vehicle's unique and approachable styling, the range and charging performance and touches on the driver assistance features before delivering his verdict on whether this is an EV worth checking out. Then Sami finds himself in the driver's seat of ...
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Benjamin and Sami are back after a short hiatus! The duo explain their mysterious absence before jumping back into whatever it is that makes the Unnamed Automotive Podcast so unstoppable. This week Benjamin describes his experience in the 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT, the speedy alternative to the Porsche Taycan and his first high performance EV experience. Does it make the right noises for an RS badged model, or does that even matter as...
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May 1, 2022 58 sec
No episode this week or next, but stay tuned because we've got the Audi RS e-tron GT, the BMW iX, and the Toyota Yaris Cross all coming your way when we resume podcasting May 15.
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When luxury car makers like Audi ask you how much performance you want, the options are Mild, Medium or Spicy. This Benjamin dives into the Medium flavour in the form of the 2022 Audi S3, and decides whether this middle ground is balanced or compromised, and how BMW and Mercedes-Benz fit into in the strange entry-level landscape. Then Sami describes how the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets the 4xe treatment, having tested it out in Au...
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