Debadged car stuns starstruck locals with rare glimpse of exotic luxury.

What is this wondrous chariot?

As the Irmscher grilled Corsa hove into view, onlookers could only wonder at what this unidentifiable, hitherto unseen automobile could be.

Whilst some speculated that an Arab sheikh could be visiting their humble town, others were convinced Top Gear were testing the latest unobtainable hypercar.

Devoid of its Vauxhall, Corsa and 1.2 badges, the small black hatchback wafted sublimely through suburban Hertford, delighting the populace with a glimpse at how the other half live.