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.
BMW i8

BMW i8 long-term test review: first report

The ground-breaking petrol-electric coupé has surprised and intrigued in small doses, but how does it stand up to long-term scrutiny in everyday life?

19 June 2016
Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise Cup 250 versus original Lotus Elise S1

It's been two decades since Lotus first unveiled the Elise, so how does the original Series 1 stack up against the latest model, the Cup 250?

18 June 2016
Mégane Trophy-R v Clio Trophy v Sport Spider

Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R vs Clio RS 182 Trophy and RS Spider: Renault Sport's greatest hits

Renault Sport has been putting distinctive cars on our roads for 20 years. We put three of its potentially best efforts to the test

11 June 2016
Porsche 911 R

2016 Porsche 911 R review

With its naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat six, GT3 suspension and a six-speed manual gearbox, the 911 R is undoubtedly one of Porsche's greatest models

8 June 2016
First Drive
Porsche 718 Boxster

2016 Porsche 718 Boxster review

We already know the new 718 Boxster S is as sweet as before, but for a price. Does its less powerful, but cheaper, sibling shine more brightly?

13 May 2016
First Drive
Aston Martin DB11 prototype

2016 Aston Martin DB11 prototype drive

There's lots of work yet to be done, but the Aston Martin DB11's hardware has been signed-off. To experience it, we've driven a prototype

2 May 2016
First Drive
Mercedes-AMG supercar

Mercedes-AMG considers F1-inspired supercar

A new, stand-alone Mercedes-AMG model with an F1-derived hybrid powertrain and a carbonfibre tub is under consideration

22 April 2016
Chevrolet Camaro XL1

The American muscle car returns

American muscle cars are making a long-awaited comeback; if only more of them were available in the UK

24 March 2016

2016 New York motor show report and gallery

New metal including the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet, Mazda MX-5 RF, facelifted Nissan GT-R and Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid have been seen for the first time in New York

24 March 2016
Jaguar XKSS

Reborn Jaguar XKSS opens up a new niche

Nine new Jaguar XKSS cars are due to be built; given the success of the Lightweight E-Type, they're bound to sell like hot cakes

23 March 2016


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Driven this week

  • Ford S-Max Vignale
    First Drive
    24 June 2016
    The Ford S-Max Vignale is the company's premium executive express. Can it really be worth the extra over the standard S-Max?
  • Volkswagen Scirocco GTS
    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Still a really fun and likeable coupé but the extra power doesn't justify the VW Scirocco GTS's high price
  • Ford Fiesta ST200
    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Fresh from testing it abroad, we've just got our hands on the Ford Fiesta ST200 for a blat on UK roads
  • Alpina B4 Biturbo Convertible
    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Alpina's appealing BMW M4 alternative arrives in convertible form with a more relaxed nature than BMW's M car but still impressive performance and handling
  • Infiniti QX30
    First Drive
    21 June 2016
    Likeable for its fair refinement and comfort, and that quirky rarity factor, but small inside and with merely adequate handling