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New patent emerges for Toyota’s flying car

Toyota last year threw its hat into the ring to build a flying car, and the automaker has since filed to protect a new design of its own. First discovered by AutoGuide, Toyota looks to have filed a patent that shows a "dual mode vehicle." Additionally, the patent covers the wheels for the flying car and a "method of transitioning the vehicle from a land...

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GAC global expansion to continue with GS5 debut at 2018 Paris auto show

GAC Motor is on track to be the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned automaker said in 2017 it plans to start selling cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV (shown below) confirmed as one of the first models, though the current trade war between the U.S. and China could have changed those plans. While...

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Nismo starts EV tuning by upping power on Nissan Note e-Power

We're yet to really see tuners, in-house names included, turn up the power dial in electric cars. Nissan's Nismo unit however has taken an early step in this relatively new field with its Note e-Power Nismo S electric hatch launched Wednesday in Japan. The car's electric motor delivers 134 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, up on the standard Note...

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2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N: Forbidden fruit hatch revealed ahead of Paris debut

Hyundai's newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and the car has just received the N performance treatment. The standard version of the car is called i30 Fastback, and now Hyundai has added the i30 Fastback N version. The car was revealed Wednesday ahead of a formal debut at next week's 2018 Paris auto show. The i30 Fastback N shares...

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President Trump treated to new "Beast" limo during New York City visit

One of the perks of being the head of state of a major country is that you normally receive a heavily armored albeit still plush limo to ride in. And when we're talking nations the size of the United States, you'll find the leaders often receive standalone models you don't get in a showroom. Case in point is the new limo recently delivered to President...

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2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 intersects off-roading and upscale

Ram has added a dose of luxury to its popular off-road 1500 Rebel model. The brand announced Friday the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 package, which combines some of Ram's luxury and technology features with the off-road capability of the Rebel. The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 begins life as a standard Rebel model with all of the extra goodies. They include a standard...

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Relive your childhood by celebrating 50th anniversary of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

In 1968, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang premiered to the world. Roald Dahl's film adaption of Ian Fleming's classic book took the world by storm. To celebrate the golden anniversary of this iconic film, the National Motor Mseum in Beaulieu, England is rolling out a massive celebration of the film and the history surrounding it. Fleming wrote the book for his son...

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2019 Cadillac XT4, 2020 Audi R8, 2019 Genesis G70: The Week In Reverse

We had our first stint behind the wheel of the 2019 Cadillac XT4; the refreshed 2020 Audi R8 Spyder was spied; and the 2019 Genesis G70 was priced. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at 'Motor Authority.' Cadillac's late to the compact crossover SUV market, but it finally has a contender with the 2019 XT4. We slid behind the wheel of the handsome ute for...

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DOJ wants to know if Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the law in going-private tweets

On August 7 Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about taking the automaker private. While it may have seemed to slip out of the news, the tweet had not slipped the minds of federal agencies. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) now has an open investigation into the Silicon Valley company, and whether it violated any...

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