Little wonder James Bond and Aston Martin get along so famously. Suave charm and underlying thuggishness are there in both, evolved in Aston Martin’s case from the elegant DB models of the '60s through to the well-dressed muscle cars of the late 70s and 80s. And it’s definitely there in the V12 version of the Vantage.
Dan Trent: Aston Martin V12 Vantage – too much of a good thing is just enough
Exposure to a Performance Car review of the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at an impressionable age set Dan Trent on course for a life-long obsession with cars. Immersion in the world of used car temptation with a spell as editor of PistonHeads.com only sealed the deal, compulsive online tyre-kicking now a daily ritual. He’s still some way off that Countach though.