Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Cars, trucks, and a weird sense of humor.

About the show

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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Episodes

  • Bonus Episode - 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, Scat Pack Widebody, Track-Tested

    August 8th, 2018  |  28 mins 24 secs
    797 horsepower, challenger, dodge, hellcat, race track, redeye, scat pack, srt, track drive, widebody

    Benjamin track drives the 797 horsepower 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye alongside the new Challenger Scat Pack Widebody in this bonus episode.

  • Episode 83: 2018 BMW M5, 2018 BMW 340i, 2019 Genesis G70, 2018 Porsche 911T

    August 5th, 2018  |  48 mins 3 secs
    340i, 911, 911t, bmw, g70, genesis, m5, porsche

    Benjamin spends a week with the 2018 BMW M5 and forms a second opinion on the four-door track star, while Sami compares the 2018 BMW 340i and the 2019 Genesis G70 with surprising results. He also dishes on the new 2018 Porsche 911T, which is aimed at those seeking a more old school 'pure' experience from their rear-engine sports car.

  • Bonus Episode - 2019 Subaru Forester First Drive

    August 1st, 2018  |  19 mins 56 secs
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    Sami is one of the first in the world to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Subaru Forester SUV in Japan in this bonus episode.

  • Episode 82: 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS, Datsun 280Z Vibrations

    July 28th, 2018  |  44 mins 48 secs
    280z, 718, boxster, c63, c63 s, datsun, gts, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, porsche, track car, track driving, z

    Benjamin drives the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S at the Bilster Berg race track and struggles with its new electronic nannies, while Sami revels in the fact that the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS has become a mini-supercar. Benjamin also explains why you should never ignore what your classic Datsun is trying to tell you, especially if it's trying to tell you by way of vibration.

  • Episode 81: 2018 Subaru BRZ tS, 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible, Listener Emails Answered

    July 21st, 2018  |  40 mins 2 secs

    Sami and Benjamin argue about whether the 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost convertible is the worst version of the 'Stang money can buy, while Sami expresses his enthusiasm for the sportier 2018 Subaru BRZ tS, which finally has enough wing to satisfy his passions. Also, the pair answer reader emails and messages abotu the BMW 6 Series GT and the supercar versus sport sedan debate.

  • Episode 80: 2018 Audi RS5, 2018 BMW X1, 2018 Volvo XC40, Autonomous Goodwood Fail

    July 14th, 2018  |  45 mins 52 secs
    audi, autonomous, autonomous car, bmw, goodwood, rs 5, rs5, suv, volvo, x1, xc40

    The 2018 Audi RS5 is radically different from its predecessor, and after 1,000 miles behind the wheel Benjamin is ready to decide whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. Sami goes to bat for the 2018 Volvo XC40 against the strong-selling 2018 BMW X1 in a battle of the entry-level luxury SUVs, while the pair both make merry about what happens when an autonomous car drives itself head-first into a bale of hay at Goodwood.

  • Episode 79: 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, 2018 Mini Cooper, 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman All4 JCW, Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

    July 7th, 2018  |  41 mins 26 secs
    aventador, challenger, cooper, countryman, dodge, hellcat, jcw, lamborghini, mini, redeye, srt

    The Lamborghini episode! Sami drives the Aventador S roadster and falls completely in love, while Benjamin compares the smallest Mini - the Cooper - to the largest Mini - the Countryman All4 JCW. Will opposites attract? The pair also discuss the latest version of the Dodge Challenger, the Hellcat Redeye.

  • Episode 78: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST, 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, Bill Goldberg, Honda Asimo Retires

    July 1st, 2018  |  35 mins 9 secs
    asimo, bill goldberg, chevrolet, denali, dodge, durango, gmc, honda, rst, sierra, srt, tahoe

    Benjamin and Sami both drive SRT's latest SUV monster - the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT - and Sami compares it to the less intriguing 'performance' edition of a direct competitor, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST. Also in this episode: the 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, Benjamin's unusual Bill Goldberg encounter, and pouring out a glass of motor oil for the retirement of the Honda Asimo robot.

  • Episode 77: 2019 Audi Q8, 2019 Subaru Ascent, Renault Clio V6, Chevrolet Blazer

    June 23rd, 2018  |  52 mins 19 secs
    ascent, audi, blazer, chevrolet, clio, clio v6, q8, renault, subaru

    Benjamin travels to the Atacama desert in Chile to drive the 2019 Audi Q8, while Sami heads to Cape Breton to sample the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Benjamin also drives one of his heroes - the ultra-rare Renault Clio V6 - and the pair round things up by expressing their disillusionment with the brand new Chevrolet Blazer.

  • Episode 76: Strange Yet Amazing 2018 BMW 640i GT, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Applebees In Your Car

    June 16th, 2018  |  45 mins 19 secs
    6 series gt, 640i, applebees, bmw, ev, gran turismo, grand cherokee, hyundai, jeep, mission e, porsche, taycan

    Benjamin and Sami marvel over the totally bizarre, yet surprisingly amazing 2018 BMW 640i Gran Turismo, while Sami also talks about the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Oh, and you can now order Applebees from your car.

  • Episode 75: 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel, 2019 Kia Sorento, Listener Questions

    June 9th, 2018  |  44 mins
    canyon, diesel, gmc, kia, pickup, sorento, suv, trucks

    Benjamin drives the 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel, while Sami tries out the 2019 Kia Sorento. We also answer listener questions about the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Soul.

  • Bonus Episode - 2019 Lexus ES First Drive

    June 7th, 2018  |  19 mins 50 secs
    bonus episode, es, lexus, luxury car

    The embargo has lifted, and we can finally talk about the 2019 Lexus ES after driving it in Nashville, Tennessee. These are our thoughts on the luxury brand's all-new take on its best-selling sedan - and on whether it still has a place in today's changing premium market.

  • Episode 74: 2018 Kia Soul, 2018 Toyota CH-R, Unusual Crossovers, Mazda RX-7 FD Drive

    June 3rd, 2018  |  46 mins 16 secs
    ch-r, crossover, fd, kia, mazda, rx-7, soul, suv, toyota

    Sami compares two funky-looking crossovers - the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Toyota CH-R - which then leads to talk about all the unusual SUVs out there that didn't make it. Benjamin discusses his time driving the FD-generation Mazda RX-7 from the Mazda Canada classic collection.

  • Episode 73: 2018 Volvo S90 T8, 2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2018 GMC Sierra Denali

    May 26th, 2018  |  42 mins 38 secs

    Sami goes towing with the 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, while Benjamin drives a battery-powered Volvo (the S90 T8), and hauls stuff in the revised 2018 Ford F-150 to prove to Sami that his life consists almost exclusively of moving tires and wheels from one part of town to another. Also, Sami gets philosophical about top colors in the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

  • Bonus Episode - 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo First Drive

    May 21st, 2018  |  19 mins 19 secs
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    Bonus Episode! Benjamin drives the all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo - here's everything you need to know.

  • Episode 72: 2019 Audi A6, 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Wagon, Chevrolet 4 Cylinder Turbo Pickup

    May 19th, 2018  |  45 mins 5 secs
    a6, audi, c-class, c300, chevrolet, luxury, luxury car, mercedes-benz, pickup, silveraro, truck, turbo, wagon

    Sami comes back from Portugal to talk about driving the all-new 2019 Audi A6 executive sedan, while Benjamin explains why the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 wagon renders luxury SUVs obsolete. Also, Chevy will sell you a turbocharged four-cylinder Silverado, and we've of course got some opinions on that.