London - (Madre de Dios!): His Excellency Eduardo Medina-Mora Icazais is mightily pissed.
A UK TV show's belittling of the legendary Mexican motor car industry has left him shouldering the nation's hurt.
The 30 January broadcast carried some pretty top notch smears that likened the country's vehicles to their feckless drivers.
Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond's barb claimed the cars 'were just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent oaf with a moustache, leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat'.
Adding insult to injury was James May's gastronomic assessment of Mexican national cuisine, described as ('like sick with cheese on it').
The last straw came from Jeremy Clarkson who struck a raw nerve with his character assassination of the Envoy to London as a lazy siesta-obsessed ignorant twit.
"Hahaha," Clarkson chuckled in front of the cameras, "like he should care!
"At the Mexican embassy, the ambassador is going to be sitting there with a remote control like this [snores]. They won't complain, it's absolutely fine..."
Meanwhile UK motor industry sources said today that Mexico's flagship 4x4 Chelsea Tractor 'El Gordo' may have been designed using the same technology responsible for the Nimrod.
The hapless BAe-designed spy plane is now being cannibalised for spare parts following the discovery of more than 1,000 design flaws.
"Makes the gull-winged DeLorean DMC-12 look like the bleedin Rolls Royce," a PetrolHead editorial concurred today.