You know the type. The type that stands in the corner, speaking in muffled tones and rattling off BMW 3-Series chassis codes, while voicing the benefits of ‘Avus' suspension over standard. This type is officially Hard To Please. BMW knows it.
You'll already know that this year's Le Mans 24 hour race was a tragic, heart-wrenching event: the death of Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen following a crash in the opening stages of the event struck a grim chord that reverberated throughout the weekend.
The Mazda3 is the Japanese firm's rival to the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. If this had slipped your mind, don't be ashamed: in the near-decade the current 3 has been on sale, it has slowly slipped the mind of most of the rest of Britain, too.
Sébastien Loeb. Not content with collecting nine World Rally Championship drivers' titles and driving the utterly bonkers 845kg/845bhp Peugeot 208 T16 up a cliff in Colorado this weekend, he's now decided to turn his hand to World Touring Cars.
Internet, meet the new fastest electric car... in the world. It's a Drayson B12 69/EV, converted from a Lola LMP1 Le Mans racer, and it has just claimed a new fastest world electric land speed record for Britain.
If you have eyes and you've cast them over words related to Lotuses before, chances are you'll have read company founder, Colin Chapman's mantra: "simplify, then add lightness". But we're not sure removing two wheels is quite what he had in mind.
If you've been following our intrepid reporter at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, you might well have spotted SRT Motorsport's Viper GTS-R. This isn't it. This is something better. Because you can pick up the telephone and actually swap a large bag of pounds for one, then race it in FIA GT3, the Pirelli World Challenge GT, NARRA, SCCA/NASA, ADAC GT Cup, Arena Essex National Bangers, err, Rainbow Road... the list goes on.
Arguably, the best way to enjoy rallying is retrospectively, in your pants, and on your sofa. Not stuck on a Welsh hill, deciding whether to drink your flask of tea or poor it into your shoes. A philosophy galvanized by this - a superb trailer for a documentary called Easier Said Than Done.