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Thursday 31st July 2014


Andrew Frankel


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

A connection too far

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


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

Classic car prices

With the market spiralling upwards, is it heading for another collapse?

Tesla Model S P85

Powerhouse of the future now a practical reality

Reading your fellow road user

How to avoid trouble on the road


Unforgettable. The only way to describe Maranello’s astonishing automotive achievement


Octagon-badged hatch boasts more facets than you’d expect

Goodwood – doing it right

Tips for getting the most out of the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati Ghibli

A pointer to the future, but needs sharpening

Porsche at Le Mans

Back at Le Mans for the first time since 1998: no results to speak of but plenty of respect earned

Volkswagen Golf R

Finally, it’s a good month
if there’s an R in it

Slowly does it

Old and slow vs new and fast

Porsche Macan

In a market sector it can’t ignore, Stuttgart has built a sure seller – but no star

Bell back in a Porsche 962

Derek Bell is all set to race a 962C in the Le Mans support race even if his Donington test was washed out.

Alpina D3

173mph and 53.3mpg… but possibly not at the same time