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.

DR TV: Jaguar XFR at Donington

During our week with the XFR we tested it in a wide variety of situations; from motorway cruiser to rush-hour commuter, we used it for the weekly shop and drove it along some of the most scenic roads in middle-England.

Since it remained unfazed by all these challenges Jethro Bovingdon decided to take it far away from its natural habitat and join a Paddock Club RMA trackday at Donington Park circuit.

New Feature: Jag XFR v BMW M5 v Audi RS6

Jaguar has always fought shy of chasing the German establishment, but with the XFR they’re ready to hunt down the BMW M5 and Audi RS6.