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Porsche Boxster S: Porsche’s push me-pull me looks for the Boxster convertible have never quite worked, but with design ideas snatched from the fabulous Carrera GT there’s now an elegance and purposefulness with the new car that the previous generation lacked. For £45,384 the S version is a thrilling drive with 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds and superb cornering balance. Oh, and it’s £300,000 less than a collector’s item Carrera GT! (Porsche)

Top Ten Cars of 2012

Here is writer Russell Bray's pick of the glitziest and most glamorous cars this year.