Just got sent a press release that reads: “G-POWER is proud to present one of the world’s most powerful BMW X6 M models - the X6 M TYPHOON S”

I was wondering whether it wasn’t some kind of wind up, sent to me by a colleague in Australia who, for some reason, thinks it’s quite amusing to photoshop 36in wheels on to Mercs and BMWs and point out how lacking in taste us Europeans are compared with your average Queenslander.

But no, the G-POWER X6 M TYPHOON S is for real, and it has 725bhp, 655lb ft and a top speed of around 190mph to prove it. It’ll also do 0-62mph in 4.2sec apparently, and costs about 13 grand more than your regular old run-of-the-mill £82k X6M.

What on earth will they think of next as a means of separating the over-paid, under-endowed louts of this world from their inherited gazillions?