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Alfa Romeo reportedly ready to drop the top on the 4C at the Detroit Auto Show

There will be some Alfa Romeo-related news at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, according to a cryptic blog post from parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Exactly what the company has planned is unclear.

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What’s a little traffic when your taxi is a 7-ton Armored Personnel Carrier?

A decommissioned BRDM-2 military recon vehicle has found a second life operating as a taxi in St. Petersburg. The 7-ton APC is powered by a 140-hp V8 and has amphibious capabilities.

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Why stop at stereo? Audi details new 3D sound system for the 2016 Q7

Audi has detailed a new 3D sound system that’s headed for the 2016 Q7 SUV. Using an intelligent calculation algorithm, the 3D technology will be integrated into the brand’s Bang & Olufsen and Bose products.

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A supercar is born: Watch the hand assembly of a Porsche 918 Spyder

A video posted on youtube highlights the hand assembly of Porsche’s 918 Spyder hybrid supercar. The video shows the meticulous craftsmanship the car from start to finish, including the 887-hp powerplant.

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GM hints at plug-in CUV with ‘Crossvolt’ trademark

A recent re-application of a trademark by GM hints at an expansion of the Chevrolet Volt lineup. The application of the name “Crossvolt” suggests the possibility of a plug-in CUV.

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Bugatti is down to its last eight Veyrons

The Bugatti Veyron is set to roll off into the pages of history, with just eight cars left in its production run. Don't worry, though, the carmaker reportedly has a successor in the works.

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Volvo wants to make a bike helmet to keep you from getting hit by Volvos

A collaboration between Volvo, POC, and Ericsson will produce wearable cycling technology that hopes to end collisions between cyclists and cars. The first concept will debut at the 2015 International CES.

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Ford’s EcoBoost engines may be getting monstrous upgrades with ‘EcoBeast’ patent

A recent trademark filed by Ford secures the rights to use “EcoBeast” for auto engine usage. The declaration hints of an expansion of the EcoBoost family of engines, with a focus on performance.

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Volkswagen LogBox and Race App data-recording system launches in Germany

The Volkswagen LogBox and Race App system joins a growing list of data-acqusition systems for drivers without racing licenses. It records acceleration, g-forces, and other figures so you can brag about them later.

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Flywheel battles Uber surge pricing with $10 rides on New Year’s Eve

Definitely an inexpensive way to travel on one of the busiest traffic nights of the year, Flywheel is undercutting Uber this year in four major cities in order to combat the trend of price gouging due to high demand.

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Google’s phone-free Android Auto system could be in your next car

Google has begun work on a version of its Android operating system that would be fully integrated into a car’s infotainment system. This built-in system would work independent of any driver’s phone.

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