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Byton could help revive brand that built Chairman Mao’s limo

A historic Chinese brand could come back to life with help from Byton, the electric-car start-up based in the country. China's state-owned FAW Group said it's working with Byton to help revive the Hongqi, or Red Flag, brand. Red Flag famously produced the CA770, none other than the limousine for Chairman Mao Zedong 60 years ago. FAW Group's new chairman, Xu...

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2019 BMW M2 Competition, 2019 Lexus ES, 2020 Volkswagen Golf

BMW revealed the 2019 M2 Competition; Lexus showed a picture of the 2019 ES before its debut in Beijing; we spied the 2020 Volkswagen Golf testing. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The BMW M2 is an enthusiast's dream and for 2019 it's getting better. It becomes the M2 Competition. Output increases to 405 horsepower and 406 pound-feet...

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Buick Velite 6 hybrid and electric cars bound for China

Buick on Wednesday revealed a new electrified car called the Velite 6 that's due to hit the Chinese market this year. It's a follow-up to the Velite 5 extended-range electric sedan Buick launched in China last year, the brand's biggest market. However, unlike the Velite 5, which is really just a rebadged Chevrolet Volt, the Velite 6 is a standalone model...

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New Hyperloop test track under construction in France

The world's third Hyperloop test track is now under construction in France. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced on Sunday that construction is underway for a kilometer-long (0.62-mile) test track near its research and development center. The California-based HTT is one of three major companies working on Hyperloop systems. The other two...

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Minnesota man arrested for spreading nails on road to punish speeders

A 75-year-old central Minnesota man has been arrested after police discovered he'd spread nails across the road outside of his home to punish speeding drivers over the course of a few months. Police charged Joseph Kurimay with one count of damage to property after an investigatioln into the nail damage began last October, local CBS news affiliate WCCO...

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Aston Martin Vantage, Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota Supra: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage; spied the 2019 Toyota Supra testing; and saw the covers come off the updated 2019 Chevrolet Camaro. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at 'Motor Authority.' We slid behind the wheel of the new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage to find out if it has what it takes to compete in the six-figure sports car market. It's fast...

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