Aston Martin DB9: Grand touring, in the grandest of manner, is what Aston Martin’s two-plus-two DB9 does best. The extra space of those two ‘kiddy’ seats means room to toss a couple of coats or bags. Divine looks and sharper driving dynamics are married with charismatic 517bhp V12 engine. Price £131,995 (Aston Martin)
Top Ten Cars of 2012
•1 January 1970
Here is writer Russell Bray's pick of the glitziest and most glamorous cars this year.