Andrew Frankel Senior contributing writer

Talents are limited to "driving cars and writing English." In 19th century France he would, therefore, have been stuffed; as it is, Andrew is the perfect Autocar road test writer.
Porsche Panamera Turbo

2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo review

Porsche has striven to make its Panamera even more luxurious this time around, but the four-seater retains the grip and pace to go with its increased refinement

22 August 2016
First Drive
BMW i8 long term

BMW i8 long-term test review: from supercar to zero-emissions

When the BMW i8 doesn't feel enough like a sports car, just flick a switch and its character changes instantly

22 August 2016
Ford Mustang

50 cars that offer the most power for your pound

Ford Focus RS, Vauxhall VXR8 and the Mazda MX-5 all offer plenty of power for your pound. We examine them and 47 other bhp bargains

20 August 2016
McLaren 570GT

2016 McLaren 570GT UK review

Grand touring version of McLaren's mightily impressive 570S Sports Series model lives up to high expectations on UK roads.

17 August 2016
First Drive
Bentley Continental GT3 vs Bentley Continental GT3-R

Bentley Continental GT3 vs Bentley Continental GT3-R - sibling rivalry

The Bentley Continental GT3-R gets a racing revamp, but how does its more potent sibling fare on the race track?

7 August 2016
Rolls-Royce Phantom
Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom - bidding farewell to a luxury legend

The Phantom is to retire at the end of this year, so we've driven the car that kick-started Rolls-Royce's revival one last time

17 July 2016
Credit: Stuart Collins

What does driving a 1000bhp-per-tonne race car really feel like?

The covers are off the Aston Martin/Red Bull AM-RB 001, but what is it like to drive a 1000bhp-per-tonne car? We find out

6 July 2016
BMW i8

BMW i8 long-term test review: voyage of discovery

Learning new things is paramount to the enjoyment of the i8, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in this instance

4 July 2016
BMW top 5 Autocar

BMW: top 5 greatest cars

We've reached the final five of our run down of the best ever BMWs. These are the cars we think best epitomise 'The Ultimate Driving Machine' tagline

2 July 2016

BMW: greatest cars 2000-2016

The E46 M3 had one of BMW's best ever engines and the BMW M2 could be the greatest M car for a generation. Here are the highlights in between

1 July 2016


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    New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder
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    24 August 2016
    Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well. It's more dynamically rounded than its rangemates, but lacks rivals' handling bite
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    First Drive
    23 August 2016
    Its predecessor may have been a bit limp, but the Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel is crushingly rapid and suitably luxurious
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