The past seven days have had a distinctly speedy flavour. It all started on Sunday, when Briton Jenson Button finally won his first grand prix.
Button came from 14th on the grid of the Hungarian GP to win by over half a minute, making him the first British GP winner since David Coulthard in 2003.
Monday continued in a similarly speedy vein, with news of the world’s fastest MPV, the ever-so-slightly mad Mercedes R63 AMG, which with 503bhp and 465lb ft from its 6.2-litre V8 will rocket six people from 0-62mph in 5.0sec. Read our first drive here.
A very different kind of speeding story gained momentum on Tuesday, with the Department for Transport calling for a review of speed limits nationwide. While transport minister Stephen Ladyman did say that “traffic authorities should consider increasing limits if it can be done safely,” inevitably more limits will be lowered than raised.
Still, more 20mph limits in towns will give you a better chance of spotting the all-new BMW X5, which was revealed on Tuesday. It might not look that different from the old car, but with a seven-seat option, a hybrid version on the way and what BM claims is even better handling, expect the new X5 to be every bit as successful as its predecessor. Come back next week to see it on video.