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Friday 22nd May 2015

 

Andrew Frankel

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Senior Contributing Writer

After an inglorious stint in the City convinced him that he could handle cars better than he handled money, Andrew joined Autocar many years ago as a junior tester. Since then he has become one of the industry’s senior figures. Editor of Motor Sport for five years, he now runs our road test section.

Most recent

The modern Mille Miglia

What was once a gentle country drive has returned somewhat to its hair-raising roots

Cars on British roads

Why so many cars with massive potential fail to live up to the hype in Britain

Politicians who love cars

Which of the world’s leaders have harboured a passion for the four-wheeled?

Return of the manual ‘box

With both Jaguar and Porsche offering manual transmissions are we seeing a return of drivers’ cars?

Should Mercedes build a GT4 race car?

AMG’s Tobias Moers wants to know what you think about entering the GT4 category

WEC vs F1

Forget the arguments over what the ‘pinnacle’ is – which series offers the best spectacle?

Turbocharged Ferraris

Is forced induction really the way to keep fuel consumption down in high performance cars?

Nuvolari’s Nürburgring

Vettel’s victory over Hamilton brought to mind the 80th anniversary of Nuvolari over von Brauchitsch

The 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Why Goodwood’s newest event is much more than ‘Revival-lite’

Driving the McLaren P1 GTR

What happens when McLaren shakes off the shackles of conventional road use

Porsche’s Cayman GT4

Providing cheaper performance than its 911 stablemates

Forced induction vs natural aspiration

Can you have a turbo motor as responsive as one without? Yes, if you’ve got hybrid power to fill the gaps

Geneva: excess all areas

Looking forward to the most ostentatious and exhilarating motor show

Death of the Defender

What makes the original Defender design so beloved, and why its replacement will need to be just right

That time of year

The craving to buy an old car returns once again

Problems for Suzuki

With two consecutive brake failures on track tests the company will need to act fast

The new Jaguar XE

Is Jaguar’s new saloon a potential class leader?

Porsche’s future plans

Head of R&D Wolfgang Hatz reveals what’s in the works