the Show’s kicked off we’re at the BMW stand where the Vision Concept stars as glitzy intro to BMW’s hybrid platform. It’s impressive enough as a static display, but wait, all the cars except the Vision are moving off and doing a full lap of Hall 11! It’s slightly reminicent of FIAT’s factory roof test track.

Mini have the Roadster version of the Coupe Concept on their stand. Looks a strong contender for production.

Across the Hall from Mini, Rolls Royce revealed their new Ghost. It left us a bit cold in muted sober colours, and then walking between Halls, we spotted a white one. In daylight it suddenly had greater presence. We couldn’t help noticing Rowan Atkinson asking Rolls top brass a ton of questions: I wonder what colour Mr Bean would order?

Gorgeous Merc SLS gullwing packing 6.3 litre….