Unnamed Automotive Podcast
About the Show
Sami Haj-Assaad and Benjamin Hunting are two automotive journalists who get to drive pretty much every car under the sun. They also have a wacky sense of humor, and they finally found an outlet. Check out their weird opinions on the world of cars and trucks.
Episode 39: Ferrari GT4CLusso, McLaren MP4-12C, Dodge Challenger TA, Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet
October 2nd, 2017
54 mins 19 secs
automotive, c300, cars, challenger, comedy, dodge, ferrari, gt4clusso, mclaren, mercedes-benz, mpr4-12x
Benjamin and Sami trade supercar stories after driving the Ferrari GT4CLusso and the McLaren MP4-12C. They also try to figure out how many versions of the Challenger Dodge could possibly build, discuss how different the Challenger T/A really is from its line-up mates, and listen to Sami wax exuberantly about the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet.
Episode 38: Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport, 2018 Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon, Audi AI
September 26th, 2017
55 mins 48 secs
audi, automotive, car, cars, comedy, jaguar, lexus, mercedes-benz
Benjamin drives the 2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport, Sami offers first impressions on the completely-redesigned 2018 Lexus LS luxury sedan, and both talk about the unicorn-like Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon before diving deeping to the world of Audi's scary empathetic artificial intelligence car that will know how you feel even before you feel it!
Episode 37: Mercedes-AMG GT, Frankfurt Auto Show, Mazda CX-3, Mercedes-AMG Project One
September 18th, 2017
43 mins 57 secs
cx-3, frankfurt, gt, gt r, lexus, ls, mazda, mercedes-amg, project one, track
Benjamin talks about driving the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R on the track at Bilster Berg in Germany, as well as his experience with the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Sami discusses his strong feelings for the Mazda CX-3, and teases his drive of the redesigned Lexus LS.
Episode 36: Chad Kirchner, Audi R8 Spyder, Volvo V90, Civic Si Vs Elantra GT, Woodward Dream Cruise
September 4th, 2017
1 hr 3 mins
audi, automotive, cars, civic si, dream cruise, elantra gt, honda, hyundai, r8, v90, volvo, woodward
Guest Chad Kirchner of the Future Motoring podcast joins us this week to discuss the Audi R8 Spyder, the Volvo V90, and the Woodward Dream Cruise. Sami and Chad also debate the finer points of comparing the Honda Civic Si to the Hyundai Elantra GT
Episode 35: Pebble Beach, Lamborghini Aventador, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
August 30th, 2017 | 53 mins 13 secs
After a whirlwind August, Sami talks about attending Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week, and driving the Lamborghini Aventador while Benjamin discusses his time on the race track behind the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Also, bears.
Episode 34: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, Roadkill Nights, Vipers, Porsche Sunglass Lawsuit
August 15th, 2017 | 51 mins 46 secs
Sami goes in-depth on the redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, while Benjamin drives a Dodge SRT Viper ACR to the Roadkill Nights street drags. The pair also talk about what happens when Porsche loses a huge class-action lawsuit and has to buy sunglasses for thousands of its owners.
Episode 33: Formula E, Genesis G90, Civic Type R vs. The World, Audi TTS
August 6th, 2017 | 52 mins 54 secs
This week Sami drives the Civic Type R on a race track versus 3 of the hottests compact performance cars on the market, while Benjamin samples the Genesis G90 and the Audi TTS. We also talk Formula E and Energizing Comfort - exciting!
Episode 32: Guest Brad Iger, Dodge Demon Madness, Durango SRT
July 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
This week guest Brad Iger joins Benjamin and Sami to talk about driving the 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the drag strip, and to muse on what other vehicles would be improved by the Demon's supercharged V8 engine.
Episode 31: Cadillac CTS-V, Toyota 86, Hidden Car Features
July 14th, 2017 | 56 mins 11 secs
This week Benjamin and Sami both drive brand-new versions of cars they happen to own - the Cadillac CTS-V and the Toyota 86 - and then spend way too much time talking about hidden car features both real, and imagined.
Episode 30: BMW Remote Parking, Useless Car Features, Blindfolded Audi Touching
July 9th, 2017 | 49 mins 30 secs
This week we complain about BMW's remote parking feature, talk about what ridiculous features we'd love to have in a new car, discuss how cars are not gadgets, and have a lot of fun with Audi's blindfolded A8L 'blind tasting.'
Episode 29: Guest Dan Heyman, Rolls - Royce Dawn, Alfa Romeo Debate, Infiniti Talk
June 30th, 2017 | 49 mins 34 secs
Guest Dan Heyman is in the studio to argue with and refute Benjamin's past assassination of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and talk about his journey across France in the Infiniti Q60. Sami joins in to discuss the Rolls-Royce Dawn and the lunacy of a $90,000 BMW 5 Series.
Episode 28: Toyota Camry, VW Tiguan, Hyundai Kona, Volvo S90 XC, Sleep Deprivation
June 25th, 2017 | 49 mins 33 secs
Benjamin fights through Korean jet lag, Sami talks about Volvos, and both lament the slow dying of the sedan market in favor of nefarious SUVs.
Episode 27: Worthersee Treffen, Volvo XC60, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
June 5th, 2017 | 50 mins 22 secs
Sami talks about the Volvo XC60, Benjamin discusses his trip to the Worthersee Treffen GTI festival, and everyone ponders the insanity of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Episode 26: 2018 Subaru WRX And STI Road Trip, Ogopogo, And The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
May 20th, 2017 | 42 mins 45 secs
This week Sami and Benjamin record live from British Columbia as they both spend 500 miles behind the wheel of the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI on a road trip to the Area 27 race track. Also, we talk about Ogopogo, the lake monster of the Okanagan valley, because of course we would.
Episode 25: Sport SUVs, Badge-Engineering
May 14th, 2017 | 37 mins 23 secs
This week Sami and Benjamin try to decide whether you can just make a smaller version of any SUV and call it the 'Sport,' and then delve deep into the weird world of badge-engineering. How many other podcasts are talking about the Cadillac Cimarron?