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2013 Aston Martin DB9 is a DBS with more polished manners

For those of us who bemoan the passing of Aston’s DBS – which was replaced by the new Vanquish during the summer – news of the revised DB9 will come as welcome news.

The DB9 now has the same 510bhp power output as the outgoing DBS, the same pronounced rear boot ‘flip’ and more chiselled looks than the car it replaces.

The Great and the British: But do our car makers deserve a medal?

There’s no doubting that thanks to some exceptional individual and team performances at the 2012 Olympics, Cool Britannia is now very much back in vogue. Whether you’re lucky enough to have seen the action live, or have been watching at home, in a bar or at work, the sight of 000’s of Union Jacks waving in fervent admiration can only reinforce the feelings of pride and passion that resonate across this small island nation.

£150,000 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster goes on sale

An open-air version of Aston’s most powerful Vantage will be available as a ‘limited edition’ in selected markets worldwide. The V12 Vantage Roadster is powered by Aston Martin’s 510bhp naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.