To most people, 444bhp is more than enough power. But Audi is building a new A6, so it's decided to send the old car out on a high note - 473bhp to be precise. That's more muscle than an Aston Martin Vanquish, in an estate car!
You could be forgiven for thinking that the battle for honours in the UK's executive car market is a two-horse race, with BMW's 5-Series and the Mercedes E-Class dominating group tests and headlines alike.
It's no exaggeration to say that Kia dealers cried when the Pride supermini was killed off in 1998. The Mazda-based hatch was their bread and butter, and there has not been a small car in the Korean manufacturer's line-up since then.
When Ariel suggested we tried its new 'user-friendly' Atom, we were a little confused. After all, this car looks like an electricity pylon on wheels, so practicality is never going to be its strong point.