Audi has provided a surprise preview of the Q7, its forthcoming luxury SUV.
The big 4x4 was flashed before people's eyes at a special event to mark the 25th anniversary of the company's Quattro system.
A production version of the neo-legendary Pikes Peak concept car, the Q7 shares technology with sister company Volkswagen's fabulous Touareg.
Due for launch a year from now, it will offer a choice of petrol and diesel engines, none of which will make a slug of it. This is sure to include the magnificent V10 diesel from the Touareg; the company's W12 unit may also make an appearance.
The vehicle is expected to make its first full public appearance at Frankfurt in September.