The Amazing Race's 25th season will introduce a new twist.

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CBS has announced The Amazing Race's upcoming edition will feature a game-changing element called "The Save" in which the team to finish in first place in the debut episode will be afforded the chance to rescue themselves if they ever land in last place and face elimination in a future leg.

The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan announced "The Save" at the starting line before all the teams took off for their race around the world. The show's 25th edition began filming in New York City's Times Square in late May and will feature 11 new teams competing to win the $1 million grand prize.

The teams will travel through eight countries and 20 cities, spanning more than 26,000 miles.

According to the network, the Racers will visit St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands for the first time in the show's history. Teams will also step foot in Valletta, Malta -- where they'll rappel 200 feet down into Blue Grotto sea cave -- and visit Shetland Islands in Scotland, where their sheep-herding skills will be put to the test.