Well, here’s something we weren’t expecting. Amid the usual series of well-briefed and pre-warned reveals at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, it was Audi who came up with something out of the blue at a typically bombastic VAG group party the evening before the show opened: a 544bhp sports car, wonderfully put together, and powered by a diesel engine.
Do you love the night sky, all those twinkly stars and far-off galaxies? Do you want to know exactly what it was like if you peered up at the heavens from Goodwood on the south coast of England at midnight on the 1st January 2003? Of course you do. And now there's a way.
Here's one for those who crave a simpler time of it. The Citroen Cactus concept is aimed at de-stressing your time on the road. In doing so, it also aims to be a new direction for a company that has often lost its way over the past couple of decades.
It's no coincidence that this combative, pugnacious looking tyke has been badged the Audi Sport Quattro Concept. It's a deliberate homage to the classic Sport Quattro from 1983 - the short-wheelbase one, that is - and thus carries with it the weight of a million enthusiastic bobble hats.
Before we've even driven Peugeot's new posh Parisian hatch - you'll have to wait until later in the week for that - the company's teased us with this: a faster, more hardcore version. It's called the 308 R Concept. It's lower, wider and meaner than the normal car... and shares the same colour scheme as Kane's WWF mask.
Designed to take on cars like the Ariel Atom and the BAC Mono, with handling to match that of the Lotus Elise; it's fair to say brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria have ambitious plans for their Vühl 05 sportscar.