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.

Mercedes-Benz boss suggests next E-Class to get autonomous technology

Push for further autonomous technology likely to see motorway and parking control systems in the next-generation E-Class

21 April 2015
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Maybach and Smart SUV models mooted by Mercedes bosses

Mercedes-Benz boss says Maybach SUV based on the next-generation GLS is a 'good idea'

21 April 2015
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Eagle Came sports car

Shanghai motor show 2015 - report and gallery

Big-name reveals from the likes of McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot and Volkswagen take centre stage in Shanghai, alongside a whole host of creations from domestic brands

21 April 2015
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A GT4 racing version of the McLaren 570S is not out of the question

McLaren considering hardcore GT4 version of 570S

Extreme track variant of McLaren's entry-level Sports Series performance car could find its way into production

20 April 2015
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Why Mercedes can't wait to launch the GLC in the UK

Don't be fooled by the concept car looks - the GLC Coupe previews something much more significant for Mercedes that's launching this summer

19 April 2015
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The Porsche Boxster Spyder made its debut at the New York motor show earlier this month

Porsche Boxster Spyder GT4 planned

Cayman GT4’s success inspires Porsche to look at giving the new Boxster Spyder the full GT treatment

12 April 2015
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The Porsche Boxster Spyder costs £60,459

New Boxster Spyder shows Porsche is still strong on sports cars

Reading the automotive crystal ball is never easy, but sometimes your prediction ends up turning into production-ready reality

1 April 2015
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Second-generation Porsche 911 GT cars will continue to use normally aspirated engines

No turbocharging for future Porsche 911 GT cars

Next generation of 911 GT cars will be naturally aspirated, unlike the future turbo-only regular line-up

31 March 2015
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The hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT sports car is due to go on sale in 2016

Hot Mercedes-AMG GT on track for 2016 launch

AMG is hard at work on a harder, faster version of the GT road car ahead of a 2016 launch, with inspiration taken from its GT3 racer

30 March 2015
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This Autocar image shows how the new sports car could look

Bentley plots extreme rear-drive sports car for 2016

A new sports car, even more extreme than last year's GT3-R, is in the offering and should go on sale next year for around £300,000

29 March 2015
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