Vladimir Putin Is Killing The Russian Car Industry

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/27/14 10:07am 2 minutes ago

The Renaultsport R.S. 01 Is The Mid-Engined GT-R You Always Wanted

The Nissan GT-R is all great and fine and dandy, but it's big, and heavy, and the engine is right up at the front. What you wanted was something sleek, something lightweight, and you wanted the engine in the middle, where it belongs. And it had to be French, for some reason. This is the Renaultsport R.S. 01. » 8/27/14 9:10am 59 minutes ago

Your Favorite Smartphone Car Mount is $7 Off Right Now

The iOttie One Touch took home the prize of your favorite smartphone car mount, and I can say from experience that it's worth every penny of its usual $20 price. That said, if you don't own one yet, they're going for $13 right now. » 8/27/14 8:45am Today 8:45am

This Is What A Celebrity Face-Morphing Site Does To Cars

You know those stupid sites that claim to let you see what your love-child with Miley Cyrus or Tyne Daly or Merlin Olsen would look like? Or visualize the offspring of Beyonce and Chris Elliott? Of course you don't; they're stupid. Still, I got the equally stupid idea to see what these face-morphing sites would do… » 8/26/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Customizable, Solar Powered E-Ink Parking Signs Need To Happen

The comments in the most ridiculous parking sign story got me thinking, which is never a good thing. Why are we stuck with static signs stacked end-on-end? What if these signs could change throughout the day depending on the time and regulations? Enter the solar powered e-ink display. » 8/26/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Vomiting Dragsters And Screaming Choirs Are America's Best Thing Ever

If America contributes nothing of culture to the world, not rock music, not rap music, not cheeseburgers, not Jackson Pollock paintings, let it keep contributing these. These glorious, wonderful videos of drag racing in slow motion, that feature fuel spilling out like so much mechanical puke. » 8/26/14 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Alfa Gives Us The Official Line On What's Up With Their Snake Logo

Yesterday, I did some digging into the meaning behind one of the most distinctive and puzzling car maker logos around: the Alfa Romeo 'dragon-eating-a-dude' crest. I was curious about Alfa's official company line on the badge, and, happily, they told me. » 8/26/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

How Ford Squeezed Every Drop Of Aerodynamics Out Of The 2015 F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150 is easily the angriest and boxiest rendition of the truck in its history, but believe it or not it's also the most aerodynamic. Scraping down as much wind resistance as possible was done by taking advantage of details where air could be directed. » 8/26/14 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

​The Guy That Crashed A Veyron Into A Lake Pleads Guilty, Faces 20 Years

Andy House, the exotic car salvage yard owner that crashed his Bugatti Veyron into a Texas lake, has pled guilty to wire mail fraud in federal court, and now he's facing up to 20 years in prison for what basically amounts to insurance fraud. » 8/26/14 5:22pm Yesterday 5:22pm

More Proof Uber Fights Dirty Against the Competition

When you have an unapologetic asshole for a CEO, your company does things like this: Uber is conducting a full-blown street campaign to destroy Lyft using deceptive tactics, The Verge reports. This is what "disruption" really looks like. » 8/26/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm