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New Hyundai airbag system will protect you in secondary collisions when others won’t

Hyundai multi-collision airbag system Air bags save lives and protect automobile occupants from injury, but they don’t always go off. Hyundai wants to protect drivers in the event of a secondary collision when other airbags might not work. The Korean brand introduced the first multi-collision airbag system on Saturday. Unlike standard airbags, Hyundai’s system is capable of protecting drivers and passengers in a secondary collision. For example, after a vehicle strikes another vehicle—and the airbags do not deploy—Hyundai’s system remains ready to provide a buffer from another collision with another…

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Rally driver Benito Guerra victorious at 2019 Race of Champions

Mexico City played host to the 2019 Race of Champions this past weekend and fittingly, a local hero took home the title. Benito Guerra, a star Mexican rally driver, walked away victorious at the end of the showdown, which brings together the world’s elite racing drivers for an epic bracketed battle. In the final match, Guerra faced former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Loic Duval. Ultimately, Guerra was first across the line.  The racing pits two drivers running simultaneously in identically prepared cars in opposite directions in what is…

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Mexican firm VUHL unveils road-legal 05RR variant

Mexico’s VUHL has returned with another update to its 05RR sports car, and now, it’s not just meant for the racetrack. The company announced on Saturday that the latest 05RR is road-legal and boasts numerous improvements over the previous car, which we first saw in 2016 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Compared to the original 05RR, VUHL has taken 143 pounds out of the car’s mass for a final weight of 1,455 pounds. And while the weight falls, the power figures are up. Vuhl 05RR sports car, 2019 VUHL…

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Nissan takes AWD seriously, puts Altima on tracks

Following a tradition that’s dated back four years, Nissan has put another one of its vehicles on snow tracks.  Meet the Altima-te AWD, a funny play on the word “ultimate” using the popular Altima nameplate. Nissan revealed the modified 2019 Altima on Thursday as the next vehicle to join the “Warrior” ranks. Previous entries to receive the wild treatment include the Juke, Rogue, Pathfinder, and 370Z. The Altima as the latest Warrior makes a lot of sense. The redesigned 2019 model is the first time Nissan has outfitted the sedan…

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Karma and Pininfarina to collaborate on EVs

2017 Karma Revero Karma, the electric car startup born out of the remains of the original Fisker, has teamed up with Italian design house and fellow EV startup Pininfarina to collaborate on future electric cars. The two firms announced Thursday that they will work together and that the first results of their collaboration could come as early as the second quarter of 2019. Without mentioning specifics, Pininfarina CEO Silvio Pietro Angori said in a statement that his firm has been tasked with helping Karma by lending its expertise in design.…

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Dubai Lamborghini driver schooled Oregon State Trooper on local laws

What should have been a fairly mundane traffic stop turned into a viral video in less than two weeks. YouTuber “Stig’s Persian Cousin” posted an interaction with an Oregon State Trooper in which there’s a major riff between knowledge of local and international driving laws. It appears the YouTuber resides in the United Arab Emirates, and every couple of years, he imports his Lamborghini to North America for a road trip across the U.S. and Canada. In Oregon, a state trooper stopped him because the Lamborghini did not have any…

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 #001 sells for $1.1M

Following the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500‘s debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford has used the potent pony car to give back to charity. The automaker sold the build slot for the first production example, the car bearing a VIN ending in 001, for charity on Friday at Barrett-Jackson’s annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The final bid was a cool $1.1 million, placed by Barrett-Jackson’s own chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson. Both Edsel Ford II and Aaron Shelby, grandson of the legendary Carroll Shelby,…

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2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition with famous Gulf livery sells for $2.5M

A 2019 Ford GT was just sold for a staggering $2.5 million in a charity auction. The particular car is one of the Heritage Editions, which for 2019—and 2020—wears the iconic Gulf Oil livery. The same livery featured on the GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. The 2019 GT Heritage Edition was sold on Saturday at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It bears the VIN ending in 001 for the GT’s 2019 model year, and was donated by Ford. 2019 Ford GT…

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Toyota’s built a second Century GRMN performance flagship

Toyota builds another Century GRMN for 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon Toyota still hasn’t shared what exactly its racy GR performance division did to the original Century GRMN built for company boss Akio Toyoda, but now it’s gone ahead and built a second one. Toyota presented the second Century GRMN on January 11 at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, with the car decked out in a fully black exterior and subtle red stripes. (GRMN is the range-topping badge for vehicles from the newly minted GR sub-brand.) Toyota builds another Century GRMN…

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2020 Shelby GT500, 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, 2020 Toyota Supra: The Week In Reverse

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Ford announced the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500; Ram unveiled the 2019 2500 Heavy Duty; and the 2020 Toyota Supra finally made its official debut. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The snake returned as the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 rolled onto the Blue Oval’s display on Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With over 700 horsepower, it will be the most powerful production Ford ever when it arrives in dealers later this year. The 2020…

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