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What is a Taraf? Good question. A quick rummage on the interweb tells us that ‘Taraf’ is Turkish for ‘side’. It’s also the name of a left-leaning newspaper in that country. Or, if you happen to be in Romania or Moldova, a Taraf is a folk music ensemble consisting of up to eight musicians. This reminds me of 1980s BBC panel show Call My Bluff. Clearly it is also a car. Yep, Aston Martin’s new super saloon, the Lagonda Taraf. Well, we say new, but TopGear.com first sat in a Taraf more than a year ago, and we’ve been chasing a drive in it ever since. At last we’ve had a punt. Because the car was originally conceived purely for Aston’s customers in the Middle East, the company didn’t feel the need to let anyone else have a go.