Charger Hellcat Priced, Autonomous Audi RS 7 Races, Ferrari F60 Launched: The Week In Reverse

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This was a surprisingly busy week in the car world, with the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat priced from $63,995 plus $995 delivery, an Autonomous Audi RS 7 set to take the track at the Hockenheim Ring, and Ferrari’s F60 America launched in Beverly Hills. You’ll find all of this in more in The Week In Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat offers 707 horsepower and some truly righteous performance. Despite all it packs as the world’s most powerful production sedan, the Charger SRT Hellcat will start from just $63,995 plus $995 delivery. That’s a Hellcat of a bargain.

This weekend, Audi will let a self-driving RS 7 tackle the Hockenheim Ring at full race pace—or so the company claims. With speeds and lap times matching those of a real, live professional racing driver, the computer system behind the RS 7’s autonomous lap should prove either impressive or disastrous. We’re hoping for the former.

McLaren’s F1 supercar continues to hold a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts the world over, both  for its unusual three-seater layout and for its earth-shaking performance—as well as its design. But few have ever seen the owner’s handbook that comes with the car. Thanks to a video from McLaren, that has now changed. Be sure to watch the full video for all of the artwork and history behind the rare book.

Detroit Electric’s SP:01 electric sports car has drawn a step nearer to production this week, so the company decided to launch a new logo and a new motto: “Pure Electric Performance.” We like the sound of that—we just hope the company can deliver on the promise.

In the world of Bentley owners, things are different. One example: the Vertu for Bentley phone. This first collaboration between the luxury phone company and the luxury car brand has spawned a unique phone that will cost its owner $17,100. Why? Watch the full video to find out.

The Ariel Atom 3S was also unveiled this week, bringing a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder the Atom’s roughly 1,400-pound party. The result should yield face-stretching performance—quite literally in this naked sports car. The standard Atom 3 is a scorcher with just 230 hp on tap, scampering to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds; the 3S should put that figure well down into the mid-two-second range, if traction allows.

Finally, Ferrari’s F60 America was launched in Beverly Hills this week. The super-limited-edition car will see just 10 examples built, and all are already sold to existing Ferrari loyalists. Based on the F12 Berlinetta, it’s a unique homage to the North American Racing Team (NART) that took Ferrari to victory in several race series back in the 1950s and 1960s.

That’s a wrap for this week, but be sure to follow Motor Authority on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with the latest as it happens.

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