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Monday 2nd March 2015

 

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

Geneva: excess all areas

Looking forward to the most ostentatious and exhilarating motor show

Death of the Defender

What makes the original Defender design so beloved, and why its replacement will need to be just right

That time of year

The craving to buy an old car returns once again

Problems for Suzuki

With two consecutive brake failures on track tests the company will need to act fast

The new Jaguar XE

Is Jaguar’s new saloon a potential class leader?

Porsche’s future plans

Head of R&D Wolfgang Hatz reveals what’s in the works

The Ford GT is back

Ford’s surprise unveiling of its new supercar in Detroit

Dewis recognised with OBE

Jaguar’s long-time test driver honoured in his 95th year

Looking forward to 2015

From the new Ford Mustang to the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 – there’s lots to look forward to in 2015

Living with a Tesla

Instant acceleration is a game changer, but only after many hours of charging…

The return of car classes

Why car manufacturers need to get back to a simpler way of classifying their ranges

The Ferrari FXX K

Ferrari’s bizarre naming strategy continues with the FXX K…

Sports cars in the media

Why does the mainstream media ignore sports car racing until something bad happens?

Comparing eras at Mercedes

Fangio vs Moss and
Hamilton vs Rosberg

Mercedes AMG GT S vs Porsche 911 GTS

Two similar sports cars, from two Stuttgart-based marques, launched on the same day

MPG manipulation

A report sheds new light on long-disputed motor industry claims

Spinning off Ferrari

What Sergio Marchionne’s plans for Ferrari might mean for the company down the road

Audi to enter F1?

Why last week’s rumour is nothing more than speculation… and why it might contain a grain of truth