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.
There will be no turbochargers on Ferrari V12 engines

Ferrari to keep naturally aspirated V12 engines

Turbocharging technology will not be used on Ferrari's V12-engined models in the near future, despite the company now using turbo V8 units elsewhere

27 March 2015
News
The Aston Martin DB9 replacement is due to go on sale in 2016

2016 Aston Martin DB9 - first spy pictures

Aston's DB9 replacement will get a twin-turbo AMG V8 engine and possibly a new name, as the first mules have been spotted testing

24 March 2015
News

Video: McLaren P1 GTR driven

Andrew Frankel drives the 986bhp P1 GTR, the ultimate incarnation of McLaren's P1 hypercar

18 March 2015
Video
These are some of the best go-faster estates on offer today - but which takes the overall crown?

Ford Focus ST estate vs. Peugeot 308 SW and Seat Leon estate - comparison

These fast diesel estates from Ford, Peugeot and Seat aim to be not only practical but also fun to drive. We find out if they are

13 March 2015
News
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 is powered by a 6.3-litre V8 engine

Mercedes-AMG GT3 gets Geneva debut

New GT-based race car revealed in Geneva – and AMG is already hard at work on a harder, faster version of the road car ahead of a 2016 launch

5 March 2015
News
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6

The reappearance of the Speed 6 badge could herald a new era in Bentley excellence

Could the introduction of the Bentayga SUV help focus the whole Bentley portfolio? Andrew Frankel thinks so

3 March 2015
Blog
Printed car pioneer Local Motors printed a car on its stand at the Detroit Motor Show

How 3D printing could revolutionise the car industry

Cutting-edge 3D printing can be used to create a car from scratch in 44 hours - as seen at last month’s Detroit show

15 February 2015
News
The first Porsche 911 GT3 came in 1999

Six new GT3 cars planned for 2015

The 911 GT3 is set to be joined by a raft of new, hardcore models from other sports car makers - and Porsche itself. We look at what’s coming in the next year

14 February 2015
News
This hot version of the Porsche Boxster could resurrect the ClubSport badge

Hardcore Porsche Boxster in development for 2016 launch

Lightweight Boxster could be badged 'Club Sport' when it goes on sale in 2016

26 January 2015
News
The 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 won't be used in any new Mercedes after next year
The 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 won't be used in any new Mercedes after next year

Mercedes' 5.5-litre AMG V8 to be phased out in 2016

The twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 will be replaced by the new twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 from the Mercedes-AMG GT after next year

19 January 2015
News

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