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18Tesla Roadster 3.0 package prototype announced with 400-mile possibilities

Improvements include bigger battery, aerodynamic improvements and low rolling resistence tires

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.

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3Inside 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.

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1$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.

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1Zagato 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.

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6Google 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. That didn't happen, but the technology giant has put a tentative plan in place for its challenger in this crowded field.

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4Shelby 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.

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26Chevy 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.

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4Mazda 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.

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22Toyota 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.

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22Uber 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.

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15NASCAR 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.

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20Mercedes 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.

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4Nissan 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.

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12White 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.

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3ATM customers push the Jenson Button to meet their Secret Santander

Holiday shoppers get more than they bargained for when F1 driver Jenson Button dispenses some holiday cheer for Santander, sponsor of the McLaren team and the British Grand Prix.

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21Happy Holidays from Autoblog!

'Tis the season – from all of us here at Autoblog, we wish you the happiest of holidays, and all the best during this especially festive time of year.

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42Hear the new Cadillac CTS-V torture some tires

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V seems like the type of wonderful gift that Santa might cook up in his workshop for one extraordinarily good boy or girl. However, the first chance for most people to actually see the super sedan and its carbon fiber pieces in real life is at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. As a stocking stuffer until then, Caddy has released this video featuring the latest V-Series roasting its tires better than any dinner for the holidays.

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AddWhat you missed on 12.24.14

Driving the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish; Ariel shows off a new off-road concept called the Nomad; Takata chairman steps down amid controversy. Check out today's top headlines, here.

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36It won't be long now before Nissan Leaf finally overtakes Chevy Volt

At some point in 2015, most likely in the first three months, cumulative sales of the Nissan Leaf will finally reach a higher number than those for the Chevy Volt.

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9Honda rolls out various oddities for 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda lineup for Japan's version of the SEMA show, the Tokyo Auto Salon, is lead by the new N-Box Slash but includes oddities of every shape and size.

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4Monza in jeopardy as Italian senate rejects bailout plan

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza has been a mainstay of Formula One since its inception, but if it doesn't get the funding it needs, it could find itself in serious trouble - and lose the Italian Grand Prix in the process.

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8Next Porsche Cayman and Boxster to be called 718?

Automobile reports that the next-generation Boxster and Cayman will be subsumed into a new range of vehicles under the Porsche 718 moniker. That new 718 range will encompass coupes and convertibles covering a wide performance spectrum, and use the flat-four engine we've been hearing about for years.

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14Suzuki Alto goes back to basics in Japan

Suzuki rolls out a new retro kei car with the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid in the Japanese domestic market.

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