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Thursday 24th April 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

The marvel of Hesketh

Andrew Frankel recounts the unlikely story of Hesketh Racing and James Hunt’s win in only its car’s third race

Mini Cooper

Andrew Frankel’s review: Newcomer differs significantly from its forebear, which isn’t necessarily a good thing…

Why I’ve fallen for this classic 2CV

Andrew Frankel on his latest acquisition: the slowest car he’s ever likely to drive

Porsche Panamera Hybrid

Andrew Frankel’s review: a real-world fuel saver in a performance wrapping

My first race

Andrew Frankel describes his first race and thinks that, if you can, you should give it a try

Range Rover Hybrid

Andrew Frankel’s review: It may reduce your tax bill, but you lose out in other ways

Overtaking your team-mate

After watching Massa and Bottas in Malaysia Andrew Frankel sought the opinion of Sir Stirling Moss

Audi Q3 RS

Andrew Frankel’s review: It’s an RS, which is A Good Thing. It’s also an SUV, which isn’t

McQueen vs Newman

Andrew Frankel compares the two most successful Hollywood stars to get behind the wheel of a race car

BMW i3

Andrew Frankel’s review: the future might just have arrived, courtesy of Munich’s technical wizards

Hypercars – all just hype

Andrew Frankel thinks that the pursuit of ‘hypercar’ performance can be counter-intuitive

Honda Civic Type-R

Andrew Frankel’s review: good things come to those who wait – but not just yet

The return of the rear-engined city car

The new Renault Twingo is rear-engined, much like city cars of old, but why did we start putting the engine up front?

Radical RXC Coupé

Andrew Frankel’s review: grip to make you gasp – and a price to match

A Lambo to love

Andrew Frankel thinks that Lamborghini’s new Huracan could appeal to a different sort of customer than its existing range

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

Andrew Frankel’s review: does the world need a GTI version of a car this brisk? It’s here anyway

FIA muddles historic racing regulations

Andrew Frankel on the historic racing community’s outrage at the FIA rendering recent Historic Technical Passports invalid

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

Andrew Frankel’s review: sumptuous speed from a limousine that’s remarkably light on its feet

Has Mini gone too far with its new model?

Andrew Frankel asks whether BMW has strayed too far from Alec Issigonis’s original concept for the Mini

Caterham 620R

Andrew Frankel’s review – ignore the tax disc and plates: it’s a racing car