Day: September 4, 2020

‘Dirt 5’ trailer shows off gymkhana, race course creator

“Dirt 5” is shaping up to be an exciting new entry in the off-road racing series. With the original announcement trailer, a wide array of cars tracks and features were shown off. The newest feature, revealed during the Gamescom streaming conference, is the ability to create your own stadium race courses.

The mode is called playgrounds, and gives you a big arena to devise your own course. While the overall size may seem a bit small in comparison to other racing games route creators, such as those in “Forza Horizon,” the difference here is the wide array of obstacles and game mechanics you can drop in. The trailer shows loops, jumps, bumps, half pipes and all kinds of stuff to smash through, from hay bales to bowling pins. There are plenty of objects for decorating your course, too.


2020 Audi SQ8 First Drive | What’s new, photos, specs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Audi introduced the SQ8 as a performance crossover to slot between the Q8 and the top-performing RS Q8. Extra power in a car is great, but sometimes it can feel wasted in a less-agile crossover.

On the other hand, the E-Tron crossover offers space and luxury that do nothing to slow its pulse-quickening performance. Just maybe the SQ8 could impress, too. After all, it runs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at 500 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the Q8, the SQ8 adds two cylinders, an extra liter of displacement, plus an additional 165 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. It also gets a sport-tuned suspension and a good amount of standard equipment that makes it feel luxurious and sporty at the same time, as Audi does when at its best.

The SQ8 looks