New specs and spy video of the 2014 BMW i8 bring us more of the hybrid sports car awesomeness we're so looking forward to out of the next few years, particularly from the upper tier of the market.

Shelby American has admitted the photos of its wheelstanding Shelby 1000 were photoshopped, though it says the agency they hired did it without their knowledge. Either way, it's pretty lame--even though the car itself looks fierce.

Finally, all in-car cell phone usage--including hands-free--has been banned in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Is it a drastic, unenforceable measure of hysterics, or is it the next wave in legislated safety?

All of this and more in today's car news in the links below.

2014 BMW i8: Production Specs And New Spy Video

Shelby American Admits To Faked Photo Of Shelby 1000 Mustang

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Bans Driver Use Of Mobile Phones

2013 Subaru BRZ Quadruples Initial Sales Target In Japan

2012 BMW 135i Three-Door Hatchback Spy Shots

2013 Toyota Avalon Teased Ahead Of New York Debut

Jeep And Mopar Announce Six Concepts For 2012 Moab Jeep Safari

2006 Honda CR-V Recalled Due To Suspension Problem

New Ford Transit Van In 2013 Will Have Diesel Engine Option

Contest Promotes Soon-To-Be-Born Sport Of Electric Drifting