The best bits from this week
13 November 2009

Welcome to Autocar's week in pictures, where we look back at the best stories on this week.

This week was one of looking forward, as well as looking back. We found out that the new Lotus Esprit had been given the green light by the Hethel firm, while we also found out that we have turbocharged Ferraris to look forward to in the future.

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BMW also gave us our first glimpse of the new 5-series in an official teaser pic, although not much was given away. We also learned of Hyundai's ambitious plan to launch nine new models from next year as it consolidates its position in the UK post-scrappage.

It was sad news for Peugeot GTI fans, however, as the firm said it would be turning its back on hot hatches, favouring the development of sports coupes instead. The week also saw the end of an era in South Africa, as production of the VW Golf Mk1 will be finally be coming to an end.

Supercar fans were kept busy by details of two niche, 1000bhp+ models set to be launched in the UK. Zenvo's ST1 is Danish designed and built, while the Arash is the brainchild of the man behind the Farbio.

Peugeot's new 3008 was put through its paces in the road test, while we also drove two sports SUVs in the shape of the BMW X6 M and the Infiniti FX50 S. The stand out drive, however, was the Mercedes E63 AMG, which was just a fair list price away from being completely brilliant.

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