Interesting to see what rival products attract rival bosses and designers at the Detroit motor show this year.

I'd say the three cars they all want to see are the Audi Shooting Brake concept (because it's the new TT, and that car has been quite influential over the years), the Kia Stinger (because rivals are coming to admire and even fear the consistency and beauty of Peter Schreyer's efforts) and the Jaguar F-type coupe (because half the members of the tiny world car design community have E-types or want them - and they want to decide whether the F-type coupe has the magic).

I saw BMW's Adrian van Hooydonk examining the Audi, and Ford's Mark Fields and Bentley's Wolfgang Schreiber examining the F-type - with what looked like admiration. When I spoke to him, Jaguar's Julian Thompson was heading off to see the Kia.