Ford Mystery Performance Car, Bentley SUV Teased, McLaren Sports Series: The Week In Reverse

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We’re just two weeks away from the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the concepts, teasers, and more are heating up. Ford is teasing an all-new performance car for a November 17th reveal; the Bentley SUV has been teased yet again, and is expected to debut in L.A.; and McLaren has announced its new entry-level range will be called the Sports Series. You’ll find all of this and more in The Week In Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

Ford’s mysterious teaser series for a new performance car is now in its second of five parts. While the safe money is on the car being the Mustang GT350 with SVT tuning, there is a possibility that Ford is working on something else entirely. The answer will come November 17th, just ahead of the L.A. auto show. Stay tuned to Motor Authority for more.

Bentley will be making an SUV, that much we know from concept cars and spy shots. But it may be coming even sooner than expected, with a production debut at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show in two weeks. A new teaser video for the SUV displays a clear off-road theme as well as a shape that is quite explicitly tall, long, and, well, SUV-like.

McLaren this week announced its new Sports Series of cars, destined to take up the entry-level portion of the brand’s range. Codenamed P13 in development, the car, or perhaps family of cars, will be the brand’s nearest competitor to Porsche’s 911. A single image of the front of the car reveals that it will be simpler in style, but still distinctly a McLaren. Along with the Sports Series announcement, McLaren launched an ad campaign for what it calls Black Swan moments—game changers. Presumably, that’s what the Sports Series is intended to be. Will it rise to the hype? We’ll find out sometime next year.

Side-by-sides. You’ve probably heard of them, called by their brand names, like RZR (Razor), or Maverick. Here, the magic comes in part from a tricked-out RZR, but mostly from the hands of the young RJ Anderson. Seemingly without a molecule of fear in his body, Anderson spends 10 minutes doing things that should just be impossible—flipping, jumping, even grinding along on four wheels, the skid plates, and through the air. It’s a true feat of human ability, and well worth the watch.

The 2015 Ford Mustang is still brand new, but it’s already been crashed, and now it’s already been boosted to more than 600 horsepower. How? Roush and Ford Racing have teamed up to deliver a supercharger build that not only shaves time at the drag strip, but comes with a warranty. The 2.3-liter Whipple supercharger will run you about $8,000 installed, all-in.

Finally, the world is gearing up for another Fast & Furious movie. This time, it’s entitled quite simply as Furious 7. Due April 3, 2015, the new Furious movie holds special significance for fans of the series and car enthusiasts alike, as it was during final filming for the seventh film that actor and star Paul Walker died in a tragic car accident. While Walker’s death may take some of the enjoyment out of the movie, it still looks to be an action-packed extravaganza of barely-believable car stunts with a side of crime, drama, and romance.

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