ETC: This dream home theater and office happens to be in a Cadillac Escalade [w/video]

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Need to take a ride cross country in the lap of luxury while still getting some work done? Short of a tour bus, the Concept One Curve from Lexani Motorcars might be one of the most comfy options imaginable.

Lexani is usually known for creating opulent armored vehicles, but for the Concept One Curve it focuses on converting a 2015 Cadillac Escalade into a place for work or play. The company strips out the standard passenger compartment to install a higher ceiling with LED lighting, two leather-upholstered power captain’s chairs and jump seats. However, the real highlight is a 48-inch curved 4K television mounted against the driver’s partition. Don’t worry about missing your favorite shows because there’s a TracVision Satellite, too. The driver gets a re-covered seat of their own up front.

If business needs to get done, the vehicle also includes a Mac Mini computer, tables stowed in the seats and connections for video conferencing. Of course, if you’re riding in something this lavish, security might be a concern too. In addition to the window shades, the Concept One Curve features cameras to know what’s going on outside. A touchscreen management system lets occupants control the whole setup from the luxurious chairs.

Lexani claims that if all of this somehow isn’t enough for a buyer, it offers even more options to fit their needs. Scroll down to watch a video tour and read more about this rolling home theater.

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Auto Ad of the Year Finalists Revealed

Picking the year’s best car ads.

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Video: Chris Harris enjoys a smokey treat with HSV Maloo GTS

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Auto enthusiasts should absolutely adore Australia. This bonkers island, aside from being filled with bugs, spiders, sharks and crocodiles, all of which are hellbent on killing you slowly, is home to two of the auto world’s greatest things – the V8 Supercars series, and the ute.

While Americans will be familiar with the ute thanks to cars like the Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero, the Australians have absolutely perfected this bizarre fusion of car and truck, with the result being the Holden HSV Maloo GTS. With a 577-horsepower, supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 playing a very metal version of Waltzing Matilda under the hood and the ability to tow 3,200 pounds, we like the Maloo GTS very, very much.

Chris Harris likes this particular Holden very, very much, too. He likes it so much that on his “holiday” to Australia, he took the time to drive “the most Australian vehicle of all,” complete with the sort of jabs we’d expect of a Brit driving an Aussie car (there is Vegemite involved).

Take a look at Harris and his take on this hilarious Holden.

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U-Turn: What you missed on 12.18.14

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Nissan GT-RRecapping a year of cars

We at Autoblog are very fortunate to review a slew of new vehicles every year, and rather than let the calendar pass without reflecting on all the hotness, senior editor Seyth Miersma looks back and recaps his year in new cars. There’s some interesting data here, including average power, price, and fuel type – and it’s not as straight-forward as you might think. Give it a read, here.

Kia Sorento2016 Kia Sorento first drive

It won’t knock your socks off, but there’s a fully competent and enjoyable package in the 2016 Kia Sorento. It’s been fully updated to be more competitive than ever, with a range of new engines and a host of comfort and convenience upgrades. We take one for a spin through a particularly nasty winter storm in our First Drive, here.

Ford GTFord GT successor coming to Detroit, will go racing

There is going to be an absolute onslaught of hot new stuff at next month’s Detroit Auto Show, including a rumored successor to the Ford GT supercar. But this won’t just be a machine for the street. A new report indicates that Ford already has racing in its sights, with a Chip Gnassi Racing partnership. Interesting stuff, for sure – and big news for the Detroit show, should it come to fruition.

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Video: Elderly enthusiast still has sense of humor after car crashes into his bedroom

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Given his neatly stacked pile of model cars on display, bed sheets and wall art, it seems pretty safe to guess that Terry Brouillette of Worcester, MA, is a NASCAR fan. But the 71-year-old man got a very rude awakening recently when an allegedly drunk driver plowed through his bedroom window. The vehicle came to rest right on the other side of the bed from where he was asleep.

The car actually poked out the other side of the wall, as well, and the build’s foundation seemingly helped keep it from going all the way through. Despite suffering minor injuries, Brouillette maintained a good sense of humor after the ordeal, though. He joked to WCVB Channel 5 Boston that he could have changed the vehicle’s oil the way it was perched next to him.

Check out a full report on the eye-opening incident above, including an interview with the quite colorful Brouillette.

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