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Because of our first drive review of the Scion FR-S running at midnight-plus-one last night and I'll be travelling today we won't be running a full version of The Morning Shift today.

This morning I've dropped in my reverse links and a "Today in Automotive History" to get you started. Now you can have at it — give us your six gears in the comment section below.


Ten Things Ford's Edgy, New Mustang Won't Be. [BusinessWeek]

Lutz touts electric vehicles. [Detroit News]

INDYCAR To Hear "Turbo-Gate" Protest April 26. [Motor Authority]

GE committed to future of EVs, chairman says. [Detroit News]

Peugeot previews 208 crossover variant. [Automotive News]

Chinese buyer sought for Lotus. [Autocar]

First 2013 Viper turns heads on the road, Chrysler exec says. [Detroit Free Press]


BMW Stretches 3-Series to Attract Entry Level Luxury Buyers in China. [Bloomberg]

Today in Automotive History

On this day in 2001, 44-year-old Italian race car driver Michele Alboreto is killed on a track in Germany during a test drive. Alboreto collected five Grand Prix wins on the Formula One (F1) circuit, where he competed during the 1980s and early 1990s, and also claimed victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1997. [History]