By the time you read this, I shall be in France, about to climb aboard the new Aston Martin DB12, and what an interesting car it seems to be. With a massive power hike up to 680PS and what appears to be the best Aston Martin interior in decades, I shall relish the chance to hurl it up the famous Col de Vence and really get under its elegant new skin.
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Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.