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Wednesday 7th October 2015


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

The greatest racing reference book

Finally coming into possession of one of the greatest works of racing research ever

What now for VW?

In the wake of a scandal that has rocked the VW Group and sent its higher-ups packing, what will happen to the rest of the industry?

The trouble at Volkswagen

After Audi has spent decades rebuilding its reputation in North America, another VAG scandal threatens to derail its good work

Ferraris at Goodwood

Taking part in the all-Ferrari Lavant Cup at Goodwood

Aventador vs 2CV

The right car’s out there for you, even if it does fall somewhere in between these two

Your opinion: The National Motor Museum

Is the National Motor Museum worthy of the name? Or is it as excellent as the reviews say it is?

The versatile Ariel Nomad

“Even with two-wheel drive it’ll go most places a Defender will and on gravel it’s already gone faster than a Group N rally car…”

It ain’t what you got, it’s where you go with it

Our road car editor finds himself enamoured with a vehicle he expected to hate

The rise of LMP3

Having driven Ginetta’s LMP3 machine for the magazine, Frankel’s convinced it’s the best way to go for those entering sports car racing

The Walkinshaws at Spa

Sean had a torrid time at the 2015 Spa 24 Hours, but father Tom loved every minute of it 34 years ago.

McLaren gets it right with the 675LT

After only four years as a full-time road car manufacturer, McLaren has built a supercar it can truly be proud of

Driving the new Mazda MX-5

Recapturing what made the original such a favourite 25 years ago

Will Aston Martin return to Formula 1?

Could a link-up with Red Bull and Mercedes be on the cards? If so, it’ll surely be better-timed than Aston’s original effort…

The best of the Festival of Speed

After 22 years, Goodwood can still produce sights and sounds to blow you away

Will the new Top Gear work?

Can Chris Evans save one of the world’s most popular TV shows, or was it all about Clarkson, Hammond and May?

Toyota vs Nissan at Le Mans

Which manufacturer had the better Le Mans? The answer’s not as clear-cut as the race results suggest

Driving Ferrari’s 488 GTB

Ferrari’s new car is a triumph, but what’s round the corner might be more exciting

80 years of the driving test

The driving test’s been around a long time, but is it fit for purpose?