BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 800 raises the bar on luxury with speed

I have to admit to losing track of all the various Brabus models – but their very existence demonstrates that there’s no lack of appetite to spend the kind of money on cars that some people would look to mortgage on a home. And the Brabus SV12 R Biturbo 800 probably has more technology and gadgets fitted than most houses too.

Spare a thought for the ‘uncool’ car makers

Aston Martin were today announced as the coolest brand in the UK, outdoing Apple’s iPhone which held the top spot last year. The index was drawn up from a potential list of more than 10,000 brands which are whittled down and rated by a panel of 35 ‘style-experts’, before 2,100 members of the public provided their ratings.