But it was the classy sporty little number that was deemed the nation's best loved car from the last quarter of a century.
Aston Martin has long been an instantly recognisable brand, undoubtedly helped by the phenomenon that is the 'Bond' franchise, since its first appearance in 1964's 'Goldfinger' with 007's DB5.
However, it was the newer DB9 model of this luxury motor the DBS version of which was driven by Daniel Craig in 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace' that raced into pole position.
Jennifer Thomas, spokeswoman for Direct Line, said: "We're now looking forward to following the motoring trends into the next decade and beyond."
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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