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Ford's Mustang-Inspired 'Mach 1' Electric SUV May Not Be Based On The Focus After All Ford's Mustang-Inspired 'Mach 1' Electric SUV May Not Be Based On The Focus After All

On Tuesday, Autocar reported that Ford’s upcoming Mustang-inspired electric performance SUV for 2020—a real thing, yes—will be built on the new Ford Focus platform. But! A source with knowledge on the matter told Jalopnik this may not be the case after all.

Bear Rips Car Apart Because That's What Bears Do When People Don't Lock Their Cars

People who live near bears also have a bad habit of not locking cars, somehow managing to forget that bears can open door handles, get stuck inside of cars, then, angry and confused, destroy said cars. Perhaps this is not surprising for people who choose to live near confused bears that can open car doors.

The Ford Mustang-Inspired Mach 1 Electric SUV Will Be Based On The Focus: Report The Ford Mustang-Inspired Mach 1 Electric SUV Will Be Based On The Focus: Report

When Ford first announced a new electric performance SUV at the Detroit Auto Show in January, a teaser video showed the Ford Explorer and Ford Mustang as its inspirations. Ford even nicknamed it the “Mach 1” as an ode to the Mustang. But Autocar reports that the new SUV will be built on the new global Focus platform.

Ford Is Also Suing The Dealer That Bought And Apparently Resold John Cena's Ford GT Ford Is Also Suing The Dealer That Bought And Apparently Resold John Cena's Ford GT

Late last year, pro wrestler and actor John Cena went from one of the few handpicked by Ford to buy its limited-run Ford GT to party in a lawsuit over it. But just over a week before Ford sued Cena for selling his car against a customer agreement, the automaker also went after the dealer that bought the car in a…

The $78,000 Tesla Model 3 Performance Is Expensive But Necessary The $78,000 Tesla Model 3 Performance Is Expensive But Necessary

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.

Blessed Be The Person Who Left A Bible In One Of The Ram Trucks Stolen In That Factory Heist Blessed Be The Person Who Left A Bible In One Of The Ram Trucks Stolen In That Factory Heist

There are no details about a pocket Bible left in one of eight Ram trucks stolen from a Warren, Michigan assembly plant this month, other than that the Detroit Free Press reports it’s been preserved for DNA testing by police. But, because there has to be more to this story, we’re going to imagine how it got there.

Someone's Really Trying To Sell A Used Dodge Challenger SRT Demon For $550,000 Someone's Really Trying To Sell A Used Dodge Challenger SRT Demon For $550,000

There’s no question housing prices in California are over the top, and that must be giving car sellers ideas. Someone there has a used 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon listed online for $550,000. That’s a whole new level of Demon markups—like, the level where you fight the boss and the boss always wins the game.

This 2017 Ford GT Is Mysteriously Up For Auction And Ford Has Questions This 2017 Ford GT Is Mysteriously Up For Auction And Ford Has Questions

A silver 2017 Ford GT with black racing stripes is on the front of the Mecum Auctions website as of this writing, with a “main attraction” banner across its photo. But that auction could be a breach of Ford’s customer agreement on the GT, which got pro wrestler John Cena into an ongoing Ford lawsuit last year.

This Is Why You Don't Stick Your Arm Between The Dyno And A Tire This Is Why You Don't Stick Your Arm Between The Dyno And A Tire

The 755-horsepower 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is great for the dyno. It has a monstrous factory power rating, but losses in the drivetrain mean that number isn’t what ultimately goes to the wheels. The dyno helps find out how big that power loss is, but it can also make a person lose control of their limb.

Hyundai Wants You To Drive Around With Holograms In Your Car Hyundai Wants You To Drive Around With Holograms In Your Car

Hyundai didn’t plan too far ahead when it came to dealerships for its Genesis luxury brand, but it’s looking way into the future on something much more important: holograms in cars. Holograms? Holograms. Holograms, like a wispy version of your significant other, sitting in a passenger seat next to you.

Sidecar Motocross Is A Real Thing And It Looks Fantastic

Motocross is an intense sport, full of dirt, jumps and the occasional freak crash. But there are people in this world who race motocross with a sidecar attached, and the person in that sidecar isn’t just sitting there hoping it’ll be over soon. They’re hanging off the sidecar like... well, it’s hard to describe what…

It’s Been Years And I Still Can’t Stop Thinking About The Geo Metro From Masterminds It’s Been Years And I Still Can’t Stop Thinking About The Geo Metro From Masterminds

There are a lot of great movie cars. Fast and Furious helped make the Toyota Supra an icon, the Ford Mustang from Bullitt hasn’t left the spotlight since 1968, and Aston Martin is almost synonymous with James Bond for those with casual knowledge of either. But none of those are my favorite. Not even close.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Stages Rented Lamborghinis In Front Of NYC Crypto Conference Cryptocurrency Exchange Stages Rented Lamborghinis In Front Of NYC Crypto Conference

There’s a big cryptocurrency conference raking in about $3,000 a ticket in New York City this week (we’re totally going, obviously) and, as prices indicate, there’s a lot of show to go with it. Take the Lamborghinis parked outside of a hotel used by the conference, which Bloomberg reports were rented by a crypto…

NASCAR Can't Even Get Cheating Right NASCAR Can't Even Get Cheating Right

NASCAR teams cheat, or “bend the rules,” to say it nicely. They always have, and it’s kind of hilarious. But a “far more thorough” inspection system this year is causing all kinds of problems. Teams are mad that they keep failing, and NASCAR’s mad that teams can’t just bring legal cars.

The Pope's Lamborghini Huracan Sold For Almost $1 Million  The Pope's Lamborghini Huracan Sold For Almost $1 Million 

Pope Francis got a Lamborghini Huracan last year with a one-off design just for him. But what’s a pope going to do with a Huracan? Floor it down the streets of Vatican City, putting the fear of God in everyone? Of course not. The pope is going to auction it for charity, which he did. It sold for almost $1 million.

Embarrassing ‘Spainish Grand Prix’ Typo Somehow Gets Painted On F1 Track Embarrassing ‘Spainish Grand Prix’ Typo Somehow Gets Painted On F1 Track

Typos are bad and embarrassing. Why, the very website you are reading once called the then-GOP presidential nominee “Tump” in a headline. So we’re sympathetic to the particularly noticeable typo before this weekend’s Formula One race, designing a “#SpainishGP” logo that got painted across the race track. Then some…

Miami Approves Plans For A 10-Year Deal To Host F1 Starting In 2019 Miami Approves Plans For A 10-Year Deal To Host F1 Starting In 2019

A Formula One  race in Miami is one step closer to happening, even if the proposed circuit layout looks like a ton of bobby pins smashed together. Now the Miami City Commission approved plans for an F1 deal that would start in 2019 and last until 2028, meaning the city manager now has to formalize the agreement.

You Can Now Stream All The F1 You Want For Somewhere Between $3 And $12 A Month You Can Now Stream All The F1 You Want For Somewhere Between $3 And $12 A Month

If you like race cars but are one of those “millennials” who doesn’t respect the longstanding institution that is “cable,” the good news is that Formula One’s new F1 TV streaming service is here. In the U.S., it’ll cost up to $11.99 a month to watch all of the F1 and none of the network television you could ever want.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept Will Do 164 MPH If You Ask Nicely The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept Will Do 164 MPH If You Ask Nicely

Volkswagen has a new hot hatch that’s almost ready for production, and it’s the most powerful GTI yet. Meet the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept car, a road version of Volkswagen’s IMSA race car that’ll go 164 mph if you ask Volkswagen to get rid of the car’s speed limiter.

The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is Getting A Giant New Intake On Its Face The 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is Getting A Giant New Intake On Its Face

Much like its more popular, overshadowing sibling in the Dodge performance lineup, the 2019 Dodge Charger Hellcat will get at least one new giant air intake for its giant, powerful engine. Yes, that sentence says “Charger” Hellcat. It’s a thing. That two-door Challenger you like isn’t the only Dodge with some power.

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