Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Among reasons to build a front-wheel drive, unibody pickup is fuel economy, so you’d expect the new Honda Ridgeline to conquer its truck competition without breaking a sweat. But now the Pilot-based truck’s fuel economy numbers are in, and they further highlight the trouble with the mid-size truck segment.
iOttie makes your favorite suction cup-based smartphone dash mounts, but today, two of their newest products just got their first discounts. We’ve seen similar products from other manufacturers before, but I’ve found iOttie’s snap-to-close phone cradles to be incredibly secure and convenient.
Last night’s Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif. turned predictably chaotic, with clashes between crazy Trump supporters and crazy anti-Trump protesters. This one was a little different, because it also included a bunch of donuts from a Miata.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
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Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Isuzu is truly a super Trooper: a JDM model modded by noted Opel better-er Irmscher Automobilbau GmbH. It’s probably the only one in the US, but will its price have you joining its troop of fans?
Shortly after the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 earlier this month, Elon Musk took to Twitter in a storm of information about the new car, mentioning that the target drag coefficient was 0.21. If that target makes it to production, it would make the Model 3 the most aerodynamic high-volume production car ever made.…
SpaceX has been making good money sending all sorts of non-classified things into space, and has also been making some fantastic highlight reels of the crashes on return. But things have taken a turn for the serious now that SpaceX has won its first contract for a military launch.
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Want to see some of America’s weapons arsenal all lined up from smallest to largest? Watch this cool two-minute clip, which covers everything from a 1.25-inch bullet to 1000-plus foot aircraft carriers.
Happy 100th birthday to Ferruccio Lamborghini—the man who set out to build the ultimate grand tourer after a poor customer service experience with Enzo Ferrari.
Porsche trademarked the ‘960' name back in September, and we’re just now finding out about it. The new trademark could mean the automaker is working on a new car. Or not. But if it is, what could the ‘Porsche 960' be?
Last fall, an 18 year-old girl crashed into another car at a speed of over 100 miles per hour. Now a victim from the other car has brain damage, and is suing Snapchat, which the girl was using just before the incident.
After settling two big lawsuits where drivers claimed Uber did not allow them to accept tips, Uber agreed to not get in the way of the practice any more. There was even speculation that Uber might start encouraging the act. Today, the on-demand ride app has answered that speculation with an unequivocal middle finger…
Many people think the McLaren F1, one of the greatest cars of all time (the GT version is pictured here, because this is my post and I MAKE THE RULES) is powered by a BMW V12 and is repaired with a dinky old laptop. Today, I think we all learned that the part about the BMW V12 was wrong.
As I mentioned earlier this week, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace turns out to be all kinds of amazing despite not being a sexy wagon. Turning smashed soda cans into 200+ mile an hour sports cars is pretty impressive, and the 3-to-1 recycled ratio Jaguar is planning to achieve by 2020 is something even Captain Planet would…