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Saturday 23rd August 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

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…


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