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This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at some point we randomly decide since it's the Detroit Auto Show. 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?

This is our roundup of what you missed yesterday and what you need to know today. We have a ZF nine speed for you this morning.

1st Gear: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: A 625 Horsepower Track Car Middle Finger

With the unveiling of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, General Motors has done something magical. And that something magical is a loud, yellow, at least 625 horsepower middle finger to every other performance car on the market. USA. USA.


2nd Gear: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: This Is It

The all-American Cadillac ATS is about as good as modern sport sedans get. Now it's got a version designed to fight off its two-door competitors as well. Meet the Cadillac ATS Coupe!


3rd Gear: The Toyota FT-1 Should Be The Next Supra


This design from Toyota's California design studio is a 'halo' sports car for Toyota and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Will they build it? They did say "FT" stands for "Future Toyota" and no one is that cruel?

4th Gear: The Nissan Sports Sedan Concept Is The Maxima's Return To 4DSC


Thanks to some eavesdropping, we've got the very first full images of Nissan's new Sport Sedan Concept, and it's pretty striking. We've seen it teased in artfully-frustrating low-light shots before, but this is the first full reveal. And it's so very orange.

5th Gear: The Top Of The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa Is Totally Bonkers


Porsche knows how to over-engineer a car. We thank them every day for over-engineering a targa top. Specifically, the top of the 2014 911 Targa. It's bonkers-brilliant.

6th Gear: The 2015 BMW M235i Is Bringing 325 HP Of Tiny Goodness To America


If you're American, you can have the bite-sized BMW 2-Series in about three months when the M235i and 228i make their respective debuts. And the M235i is part of BMW's plan for world domination with the M series.

7th Gear: The 2014 Mini John Cooper Works Concept Is Here To Rock And/Or Roll


The 2014 Mini John Cooper Works, the hottest new version of a once-tiny car that's almost the size of an Mk3 Golf these days, got an extreme introduction in Detroit this afternoon by a live rock band a very eager fog machine.

8th Gear: The Volvo Concept XC Coupe And Its Orange Bits Are Beautiful


The Volvo Concept XC Coupe is pretty important for the only Swedish car company currently producing cars in any meaningful quality. Good thing it's so very Swedish, if you ignore the Chinese funding.

9th Gear: The Allroad Shooting Brake Concept Is (Almost) The 2015 Audi TT


Audi's development chief Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg presented the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept at the Detroit Auto Show this afternoon as a "combination of the core values of TT, quattro, and allroad" as well as the basis for the next TT appearing later this year. Told you so.