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Charger SRT Hellcat, Cadillac ATS Coupe, New Jaguar E-Type: The Week In Reverse

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The Dodge Charger gets the Hellcat treatment, we drive the new Cadillac ATS Coupe, Land Rover and Jaguar dig deep into the past, and Cadillac's already updating the Escalade. It’s The Week In Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

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The title of world's most powerful sedan doesn't go to Germany--according to Dodge, it's coming home to America in the form of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The latest Hellcat made its debut this week at the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise muscle car fest in Detroit. Yes, it's packing the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and incredibly, the engine's peak output has been maintained at 707 horsepower. That makes the Charger SRT Hellcat the quickest and fastest sedan in the world. Dodge quotes a quarter mile time of 11.0 seconds flat, and a zero to 60 mph time in the mid-3-second range.

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

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Cadillac deserves notice for how much it’s been getting right over the past decade, from the CTS sedan that kicked off the brand’s revival as a world-class marque, to the ATS sedan that helped cement it, and now to the 2015 ATS Coupe. The Coupe is no exotic addition to the brand--it's the logical next step. After our first drive of the ATS Coupe, we think it's one hell of an ambassador, despite its low-volume two-door body.

Range Rover chassis #001 (Silverstone Auctions)

Range Rover chassis #001 (Silverstone Auctions)

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Today's Range Rovers are more at home cruising the rough streets of Beverly Hills, but the first Range Rovers launched back in 1970 were much more basic, almost entirely focused on legendary off-road ability. The very first example ever produced, bearing chassis #001, is set to go under the hammer at The Salon Privé Sale in London on September 4. The Rover was registered January 2, 1970—six months before the model officially went on sale. To be sold by Silverstone Auctions, the car is expected to bring more than $200,000.

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type

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Back in February 1963, Jaguar embarked upon the 'Special E-Type GT' project—a series of lightweight, aluminum-bodied variants of the E-Type specially designed for competition. Just 18 cars were planned but only 12 were made—until now. Jaguar will finish building the continuation models, using the same methods and with the same materials as the first dozen cars. Weighing 250 pounds less than a conventional E-Type of the time, the GT cars will use the same in-line six of the era. The end result is 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

2015 Cadillac Escalade

2015 Cadillac Escalade

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And finally this week, the range-topping Platinum version of the latest Cadillac Escalade has been revealed. Priced from $90,270, the Platinum gets 22-inch wheels, Nappa leather, and a sueded headliner, as well as heated and cooled 18-way power front seats. At the same time, Cadillac is also upgrading the Escalade's transmission to a new eight-speed automatic, and its four-wheel-drive system to one with a two-speed transfer case. Topping it all off are 4G LTE connectivity, a surround view camera and Cadillac’s new crest logo, which does away with the classic laurel wreath.

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