What you missed on 8.11.14
According to senior editor Steven Ewing, the 2015 Audi S8 is "simply fantastic." Ingolstadt's big bruiser sure has stiff competition these days in the forms of the Jaguar XJR, BMW Alpina B7 and Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, but in our quick spin, we argue that the Audi perhaps does the whole fast flagship thing the best. Read all about it, here.
Translogic: Illuminati Seven
A few years ago, the Automotive X-Prize tested the abilities of teams to create a vehicle capable of achieving more than 100 MPGe. The folks at Illuminati Motor Works bested that goal with their all-electric Seven, a vehicle that'll reach an astonishing 207 MPGe. Host Jonathon Buckley headed to Illinois to drive the Seven for this latest installment of Translogic.
Tony Stewart hits, kills Kevin Ward, Jr.
Sad news from the world of NASCAR Sprint Cup this weekend – three-time champion Tony Stewart hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward, Jr., following an on-track allocation. Ward exited his car, throwing his hands up in frustration, and walked toward Stewart as he came back around the track under the caution flag. Stewart's car came into contact with Ward, who was sucked under the car before being thrown several meters back toward the wall.
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