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Tesla Roadster 3.0 package prototype announced with 400-mile possibilities

Following a heads-up given by CEO Elon Musk last week on Twitter, the company has now shared some details of a new upgrade it will be making available for its electric sports coupe sometime in 2015. Together, the enhancements should offer a 40-50 percent range improvement and give Roadsters a 400-mile range under certain conditions. Show More Summary

Inside Ford's high-tech climate chamber

Located in Allen Park, MI, Ford's Driveability Test Facility can simulate the harshest conditions all in a controlled environment, including extreme cold, as highlighted in this latest video clip. Continue reading Inside Ford's high-tech...Show More Summary

$1.3B worth of classic cars were auctioned in 2014

Collector car insurance company Hagerty estimates that $1.3 billion in classic vehicles crossed the auction block in 2014 in North America, up slightly from 1.2 billion in 2013. About a third of that was just during the Monterey Car Week. Show More Summary

Zagato rarities on display at Italian auto museum to mark 95th anniversary

Rare Alfa Romeos, Lancias, a Fiat, a Maserati, a BMW and an Aston Martin - all rebodied by legendary carrozzeria Zagato - are part of special exhibit at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile in Turin. Continue reading Zagato rarities on...Show More Summary

Google developing car-specific Android operating system

The automotive world is rapidly leaping into the next generation of infotainment systems. We already know that the CarPlay from Apple and Sync 3 from Ford based are on the way. Google showed off its future concept for Android Auto earlier this year and promised that it would be available by the end of 2014. Show More Summary

Shelby GT350 to be auctioned for charity at Barrett-Jackson in January

Ford is auctioning off the chance to own the very first production example of the latest Shelby GT350 Mustang at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 17. There's no reserve on the sale, and all of the proceeds go to the JDRF, a charity that funds type 1 diabetes research. Show More Summary

Chevy Crossvolt name kept alive in new trademark application

Chevrolet has reapplied for the trademark "Crossvolt." It originally applied for the name in 2011, then let the application expire this year. The theory is that the name could be applied to a Chevrolet Volt crossover. Continue reading...Show More Summary

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo reshapes a winning form [w/video]

Mazda is the latest automaker to design something racy just for the virtual world of Gran Turismo, reviving the spirit of the legendary 787B with a KODO twist. Continue reading Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo reshapes a winning form [w/video]...Show More Summary

Toyota reveals custom Mark X, Harrier and Prius for Tokyo Auto Salon

When it comes to Toyotas, some models (like the Mark X sedan and Harrier crossover) never make it out of Japan. And for the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, two of Toyota's domestic tuning divisions have made them even more enticing. ContinueShow More Summary

Uber CEO indicted in South Korea for violating transport laws

Uber's CEO in South Korea faces charges that could carry a sentence of up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of 20 million won - equivalent to approximately $18,000. The prosecutor's office, however, is not expected to make any arrests connected to the indictment. Show More Summary

NASCAR driver Tyler Walker pleads guilty following three-state police chase

Tyler Walker has a bit of a drug problem. It's what got him kicked out of NASCAR, what possessed him to lead police on a high-speed chase across Nevada, Utah and into Arizona, and what finally got him arrested. Now two years later, he's plead guilty to a litany of charges, and will be sentenced in February. Show More Summary

Mercedes may be working on a new electric-car platform dubbed 'Ecoluxe'

A report in Autobild claims that Mercedes-Benz is throwing more then $2 billion at an electric car family of vehicles with a program called "Ecoluxe." It would challenge the Tesla Model S and Model X with four offerings, the top of the range being a pair of seven-seaters that could have as much as 610 horsepower. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1998 Ford Aerostar Ice Cream Truck

Is there anything sadder than a junked ice cream truck? For that matter, is there anything creepier than the Boogie Man Ice Cream truck? We saw this 1974 AM General FJ-8A ice cream truck in Los Angeles last winter, and now I’ve found this unwanted-as-a-stale-Choco-Taco Ford Aerostar ice cream truck in Denver. Show More Summary

Subaru Cancels Plans For US-Made XV Crosstrek

Were you hoping to buy an American-made Subaru XV Crosstrek? You can breathe now. Reuters reports Subaru has cancelled plans to relocate production of the CUV to a facility in Lafayette, Ind., opting to keep production at home in Gunna prefecture. Show More Summary

Aluminum The Metal Of Choice For The 2016 Cadillac CT6

The Ford F-150 won’t be the only new model sporting an aluminum body: the Cadillac CT6 — which won’t look much like the Elmiraj concept, alas — will enter production with the metal, as well. Automobile reports the body will keep theShow More Summary

Capsule Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC

Priced at $40,538 in Canada, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT I drove around for a week in December was disturbingly overpriced. In the United States, Outlanders start at $24,050. But the GT S-AWC starts at $29,045 with all-wheel-drive, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a V6 engine in place of the 4-cylinder/CVT combo. Show More Summary

Toyota Planning Lexus FCEV For 2017

Love the idea of hydrogen, but can’t fathom paying nearly $60,000 for a Toyota? What if it were a Lexus? Motoring.com.au reports Toyota is planning on a Lexus LS FCEV for 2017, positioned above the LS 600h L hybrid. Unlike the Mirai,...Show More Summary

New Tesla Roadster Upgrade Promises 400-Mile Range

Still have a Tesla Roadster in your garage? Merry Christmas: You now have a 400-mile range EV, courtesy of CEO Elon Musk. Jalopnik reports Musk tweeted on Christmas Day about the upgrade that had been promised to the 2,500 or so Roadster owners by the end of 2014. Show More Summary

Nissan Titan Truckumentary looks back through the brand's trucks [w/video]

Nissan rolls out the first chapter in its Titan Truckumentary series. This one takes a tour of Nissan's history of pickups in the US. Continue reading Nissan Titan Truckumentary looks back through the brand's trucks [w/video] NissanShow More Summary

White Christmas: Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa on eBay for $1.75M

Just in time for the holiday season, a seller is offering one of the two 1986 Ferrari Testarossas used in the show Miami Vice on eBay for $1.75M. It comes with Ferrari documentation, the full service history and just 16,000 miles on the odometer. Show More Summary

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