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Tuesday 2nd September 2014



The value of data

0-60mph times, top speed and fuel consumption figures, ‘Ring lap times… What are they worth?

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Getting the steering right

Why a good steering wheel can make all the difference

A connection too far

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

Classic car prices

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

Reading your fellow road user

How to avoid trouble on the road

Slowly does it

Old and slow vs new and fast

A summer look at winter tyres

Pirelli at the SnowDome

The Google self-drive car

What does Google’s autonomous car mean for those of us that use the roads every day?

Driving the LaFerrari

Let loose around Fiorano in Ferrari’s new hypercar

Recreating the classics

The value of official replicas

Inside Bentley’s factory

Behind the scenes at the Crewe plant

Hypercars – all just hype

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

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?

A Lambo to love

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

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

Launching a new car company

Andrew Frankel looks at the newly announced David Brown Automotive and what lies ahead for the new company

The death of the dashboard

Andrew Frankel laments the decline of dashboard design over the years

Get Norman Dewis a knighthood

Andrew Frankel on why Jaguar test driver and disc brake developer Norman Dewis deserves to be recognised for his achievements

Motor Sport on Opinion

As well as writing regular road tests for the magazine and website, Andrew Frankel also writes a weekly feature on the road car industry. Whether the feature is on the future plans of one of the car manufacturers, or an interview with one of the industry’s leading figures, Frankel’s words are guaranteed to keep you up to date with the news and opinion that matters.