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18Alfa Romeo takes Spider in-house, Mazda-Fiat roadster partnership not dead

Alfa Romeo will base its next Spider not on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but on the same Project Giorgio platform that will underpin other Alfa models, like the replacement for the 159. Mazda will, however, donate the MX-5 for an upcoming roadster from Fiat and Abarth, Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester told Car.

6Weekly Recap: Chrysler forges ahead with new name, same mission

Plus: Transparent Cabin Pillars, Acura NSX And Red Bull Trophy Recovery

We curate the week's events with a focus on the implications of Chrysler's new corporate name. New research by Jaguar Land Rover, the production debut of the Acura NSX and the Red Bull F1 robbery are also covered.

40A car writer's year in new vehicles [w/video]

Just Your Typical $73,000, 328-Horsepower, Stick-Shift Automobile

Since I started writing about and reviewing cars in 2006, I've done an uneven job of tracking every vehicle I've been in, each year. Last year I made a resolution to be better about it, and the result is a spreadsheet with model names, dates, notes and some basic facts and figures.

5Fiat Abarth Zagato lovechild is a double bubble worth the trouble

The Italian automotive industry is filled with legendary names: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Pagani... but the names Fiat, Abarth and Zagato belong up there right beside them – especially when they came together on a vehicle as singular as this one.

22Chrysler officially rebrands as FCA US LLC

Detroit's third-largest automaker has had a lot of names over the years. It was founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, a name it held until 1998 when it was bought by ze Germans in 1998 to form DaimlerChrysler AG, then it went independent in 2007 under the name Chrysler LLC before being retitled once again as Chrysler Group LLC in 2009. And now the automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI, is getting yet another new name.

18James Bond to drive Fiat 500 in next film

After the return of James Bond's classic Aston Martin DB5 for some scenes in SkyFall, the spy with a license to kill is reportedly hopping into something much more mainstream for his next film. The upcoming Bond movie allegedly features a car chase through Rome in a Fiat 500, according to Sky News from info obtained by Italian news agency ANSA.

27What a 28.5-liter LSR engine sounds like firing up for the first time in 100 years

Racecars seem to keep getting quieter these days, and if electric vehicles and fuel cells ever fully take over motorsports, then the bang, pop and growl of internal combustion engines may be gone for good. This clip of a Fiat S76 land speed record racer awaking after over a century of being dormant shows just what we would miss so much.

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2015 VW Golf R, driven Stateside

73Fiat looks to retire 'Fix It Again, Tony' by knocking Honda

Ask Americans what Fiat stands for, and the odds are pretty low that you'll hear, "Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino" to be the answer. The more far likely response is "Fix It Again, Tony." The ignominious moniker comes from the brand's stint selling often unreliable models in the US in the '60s and '70s, and it remains in some minds today. However, Fiat thinks the time is right to challenge the old stereotype, and it's doing just that with a new commercial for the forthcoming 500X compact cro

442015 Fiat 500X offers Italian Renegade spirit

The 500X will be built alongside the Jeep Renegade at Fiat's Melfi, Italy factory, with sales to begin during the first half of 2015.

12Ferrari to pay Fiat Chrysler $2.8B prior to spinoff

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is trying to get capital together in a hurry to finance the automaker's growth plans. Among its strategies to raise money, Ferrari will be spun off from the FCA mothership next year with an initial public offering. However, the Italian supercar maker will be a couple billion dollars poorer at the start of its new life.

115Six 'shut up and take my money' cars

These Models Don't Exist, But If They Did We'd Be Making Down Payments

Any time you see this iconic moment in pop culture – Shut up and take my money! – posted in response to a new car reveal, rumor for an upcoming model or even lip-service to a vehicle that should exist, you can bet there's some intrinsic good in the idea. Though depending on the person offering up the cash, that good could take the form of extraordinary form, functionality, weight savings, power, handling, etc. You get the idea.

10Fiat debuts 500 Ribelle, 500L Urbana Trekking

Fiat has introduced a pair of special edition models at the 2014 Miami Auto Show, trotting out the 500 Ribelle and the 500L Urbana Trekking.

20Weekly Recap: Kia forges fresh identity with LeBron James, racing and a luxury car

Plus: SEMA Announces Show Winners; FCA Retires The Pentastar; And The 2016 Jaguar F-Type Gets AWD

"The truth of the matter is we have some pretty damn good quality." – Michael Sprague

74Krafcik says VW merging with Fiat Chrysler would be a 'brilliant' idea

"For sure, these two companies have a natural attraction to each other." –John Krafcik

2Mopar maneuvers into SEMA with a multitude of modified models

As the aftermarket and performance arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mopar has a duty to extract everything from the company's models that it can, and there's no better place to show all of its work off than the annual SEMA Show.

137Ram 700 by Fiat may be the small truck we've been waiting for

It seems like auto buyers throughout the whole world outside of the United States and Canada have a plethora of small pickups to choose from to fit their needs. In fact, there's one just south of the border that might be perfect for many American consumers – the 2015 Ram 700.

2Weekly Recap: The big business of the SEMA show

Plus: 'Chevy Guy' Wins The World Series; Ferrari Gets Spun Off; And BMW X5M And X6M Are Updated for 2016

Don't let the glare from all that chrome blind you or distract from a buttoned-downed reality: the SEMA show is big business.

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Super spooky cursed and haunted cars!

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

27Fiat reveals oddball FCC4 in Sao Paulo

The striking new concept vehicle seen above is called the FCC4, which stands for Fiat Concept Car... with, um, four doors. We're not quite sure what else to call it, because the Fiat Design Center Latam (as in, Latin America) has apparently tried to transcend market segments and traditional bodystyles as much as possible. It's sort of like a four-door coupe, riding high on a jacked-up suspension, with what looks at first like a pickup bed but is actually covered by a sloping glass fastback.

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