What you missed on 12.23.14
We love tiny vans here at Autoblog – they're incredibly functional, kind of oddly cute, and these days, relatively good to drive. Senior Editor Seyth Miersma recently spent some time with the new Ram ProMaster City – a Ramified version of the Fiat Doblo – to see if it can stand up to the growing crop of small work vans now being offered in the US.
Google self-driving car prototype unveiled
The weird little Google self-driving car is moving forward, and the company revealed its first fully functional prototype today. Unlike the original we saw, this one works, complete with manual controls and working headlights. The Google car tops out at 25 miles per hour, for now, and features a steering wheel, brake pedal, and gas pedal, per state law. Check it out, here.
US-spec Alfa 4C Spider spotted
The Alfa Romeo 4C is a real sweetheart, and things are about to get a bit sweeter with the launch of the Spider in the US. One lucky car fan even caught a US-spec example on a photo shoot in Spain, and sent along a full brace of images showing the topless little Italian that'll be heading our way, soon. Have a look at Alfa's new hotness, here.
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