Vettel Samples Ferrari F1, Wrecked 250 GTO Restored, 2015 Golf R Driven: The Week In Reverse

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Hennessey takes its hand to the 2015 GMC Yukon Denali, Sebastian Vettel takes his first spin around Fiorano in a Ferrari F1 car, and we drive the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R. It’s The Week In Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

The madmen behind John Hennessey’s performance brand have come up with yet another monstrous creation, but this time it’s not a wickedly boosted supercar—it’s an nuttily fast SUV. That’s right, the 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is now capable of 4.5-second 0-60 mph runs, thanks to Hennessey’s HPE650 upgrade kit. The result is 665 horsepower pushing nearly three-tons to ludicrous speed. Bravo.

Sebastian Vettel jumped behind the wheel of a Ferrari F1 car and drove it around Fiorano for the first time this week. The German F1 driver and multi-time world champ will be joining the legendary Scuderia Ferrari for the 2015 season, so this is his first real crack at seeing what will be in store. What else with the 2015 season hold for Vettel and Ferrari? We’ll begin to find out at the season opener in Melbourne, Australia on March 15.

It’s hard to conceive of a car worth as much as $30 million being in an accident—let alone an accident with a Hyundai—but that’s what happened to billionaire Christopher Cox’s Ferrari 250 GTO. This week, Ferrari Classiche unveiled the restored car in all its glory. It took two years of painstaking work to bring the car back to its factory-intended status, but it once again looks as beautiful as it should.

Finally, this week saw us take our first spin around Buttonwillow, and the highways and byways of southern and central California, in the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf R. Upgraded with more power and torque—and with the ability to completely remove the electronic nanny’s interference—the new Golf R is more exciting, and rewarding, than ever. For the full details on the car’s abilities, read our first drive report.

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