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Big numbers of the week

  1. 6.8 secs

    The time it’ll take the McLaren P1 to hit 124mph from a standing start, according to official figures revealed this week. The 903bhp big Mac will do 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and nail the standing quarter in 9.8 seconds. The game has officially been changed.

  2. 150

    Aston Martin Cygnets sold in the two-and-a-half years the poshed-up city car was on sale. AM announced last week it was to cease production of the Toyota iQ-based travesty.

  3. 6.8 tonnes

    Weight of President Obama’s presidential GM limo. Nicknamed ‘the beast’, the truck-chassised, gas-powered monster does 3.7mpg, boasts eight-inch-thick military-grade body armour and costs around £1m. Understated.

  4. 40,000,000

    Number of cars that will be sold annually in China by 2030, according to estimates from the Global Automotive Forum. Experts predict that Chinese will buy 20 million cars annually within seven years.

  5. 1419bhp per tonne

    Power-to-weight ratio of the new Ducati 119 Panigale Superleggera. The lightweight superbike weighs just 155kg and packs a 1198cc L-twin producing 200bhp at a ridiculous 11,500rpm. We don’t know a whole lot about bikes, but that’s astonishing.

  6. 30,000

    Orders for the new S-Class already received by Mercedes in the three months since the range-topping saloon was launched. Clearly there’s a bit of money still left somewhere in the world…

  7. 2.5%

    Growth in the European car market in 2014, the first rise in seven years. According to a Seoul-based think tank, European sales will hit 13.87 million cars this year.

  8. 22.6 secs

    Time taken by Switzer’s 1700bhp modified Nissan GT-R to go from 0-250mph. And yes, it’s road legal. It even has a stereo.

  9. 70kg

    Weight saving of the all-new 2014 Mercedes C-Class over the current model, thanks to a new aluminium construction. Merc says this diet strategy could help the C-Class drink 20 per cent less fuel.

  10. £24.9m

    Losses posted last year by Aston Martin. Company boss Ulrich Bez puts the disappointing figures down to investment in the new Vanquish, Rapide S and Vantage V12 S.

  11. £3,500,000

    Approximate cost, including taxes, of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. The 221mph freakshow packs a 740bhp iteration of the Aventador’s 6.5-litre V12, and will be limited to a production run of nine.

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