The 2015 Formula 1 season is gearing up, Dodge proves the Hellcat is a 200-mph car, Mercedes shows what may be the best ad of Super Bowl XLIX, and Ford details the GT supercar’s design. It’s The Week In Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.
Ferrari unveiled its 2015 Formula 1 car, the complicatedly named SF15-T. Along with the unveiling, Ferrari gave the world an insider’s look at the development thus far and what’s to come as the season draws nearer.
McLaren also revealed its 2015 F1 car this week, unveiling its return to a partnership with Honda, which will be supplying the engine for this year’s McLaren entries. Far from the days of Senna and Prost, but still tied together in spirit, the MP4/30 should prove very interesting for the team and fans alike.
While waiting for the 2015 F1 season to get in gear, newly paired McLaren F1 teammates Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso found some time to horse around, making a Back To The Future tribute with the aid of a McLaren 650S.
Dodge isn’t horsing around at all, this week proving that the Charger SRT Hellcat is, in fact, a 204-mph car. In high-speed testing, the car managed to rip off the blistering run on a 7.5-mile oval despite its rather large aerodynamic profile—and best of all for the buyer, it did it in completely bone-stock form.
Mercedes-Benz isn’t looking at top speeds or racing seasons this week—instead it’s looking to the Super Bowl and its creative, fantastical ad. Entitled “Fable,” the ad uses the story of The Tortoise & The Hare to illustrate the merits of a good plot twist—and a fast car. It may well be the best car-related ad of the game.
Finally, Ford’s upcoming GT supercar gets a detailed design dive in a video from Xbox thanks to its tie-in with Forza Motorsport 6. It’s a great look at a car that’s sure to inspire many a forum fight, so check it out and load up on ammo—whichever side you’re on.
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