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Wednesday 17th September 2014

 

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

Ferrari 458 Speciale

An outstanding leap, but does it beat the 458 Italia?

Luca leaves Ferrari

Ferrari chairman Luca di
Montezemolo steps down
after 23 years at Maranello

Jaguar’s XE unveiled

An unusual launch event at London’s Earls Court

Audi S1

Ingolstadt’s tiddler packs lots of punch… for a hefty price

A chance reunion

The joy of finding an old
childhood friend in the attic

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS

Speed meets sophistication
as GM’s brute matures

In praise of Derek Warwick

Why the 1992 Le Mans winner deserves recognition

BMW i8

A concept that became reality

The value of data

0-60mph times, top speed and fuel consumption figures, ‘Ring lap times… What are they worth?

Mercedes-Benz GLA 220CDI AMG Line

Potentially good for sales, but a little less so on the road

Getting the steering right

Why a good steering wheel can make all the difference

Porsche Panamera S

Brisk but flawed… and no match for its V6 diesel sibling

How not to do the Targa

Two journeys around the same Sicilian roads with very different outcomes

Jaguar F-type R

Not perfect, perhaps, but perfectly charming…

A connection too far

Have todays cars got too complicated? Andrew thinks the new Cactus might be…

BMW M3/M4

EU legislation has forced a character change, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Meeting Pete Aron

Recalling an encounter with James Garner at Monza, 15 years ago

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Targa

Raising the roof with no effort needed