Andrew lists his only talents as being able to drive cars and write English, so is grateful not to have been born in 19th century France. As well as being a Ti co-founder, he is senior contributing writer to Autocar and Motor Sport and writes weekly for Goodwood and quarterly for Magneto. He was the Sunday Times’ chief car tester for 17 years and remains a Car Of The Year jury member. He races whatever and whenever he can, from brand new GT cars to massive old Edwardians.
When not on the road he lives quietly with his family in the Wye Valley. ‘From city cars to supercars, I am drawn to those that know what they are for,’ he says. ‘I’d far rather a car did one thing really well than be fair to middling at everything.’ Which is why among his small accumulation of inexpensive old cars you’ll find an original Fiat 500, a Caterham Seven and the Series III Land Rover in which he passed his test.
Stirling Moss. All I ever wanted a driver to be, both in and out of the car
Caterham at Brands Hatch. Qualified P12, got to P4, sniffed a podium, fell off, finished P12
Perfect road trip:
An appallingly early start, a very long distance and alone
"Cars have brought more freedom to more people than any other invention in history. But if this work is to continue, they have to evolve. Will the price be paid in driving pleasure? It already is. Is that a price worth paying? Without a doubt. But I will not go gentle into that good night. I’ll go hard, fast and, with luck, ever so slightly sideways"
Porsche 911 Carrera T (992)
Does the base engine, a manual gearbox and a locking differential make for the perfect 911 Carrera recipe? Andrew Frankel went to LA to find out
The future of Jaguar
Its product is old, its CEO has walked after barely two years. Can Jaguar reinvent itself as completely as is required? It’s possible, but an increasingly tough ask, says Andrew Frankel
BMW M340i xDrive
The BMW M340i xDrive Touring offers space, pace and handling, and Andrew Frankel doesn't understand why you'd choose an SUV instead
Mud, sweat and gears
The Porsche 911 Dakar invokes Porsche’s success on the toughest rally of them all. Andrew Frankel says it has the tech to back up the promise
The world’s scariest circuit
It only held five F1 Grands Prix, but it was enough to sear itself into the memories of some of the greatest drivers who ever lived. By Andrew Frankel
One flight only
You don’t usually end up flying aircraft on a car launch but, as Andrew Frankel explains, this was no ordinary launch, nor any ordinary flight
Can Lewis win again?
History suggests Hamilton will be lucky to win another race, let alone another title. But, says, Andrew Frankel, if anyone can buck the trend, Lewis can
The party’s over
After 47 years in production, the Ford Fiesta is for the chop. Andrew Frankel and Dan Prosser explain why this is a bigger than usual deal
I Witnessed: The first Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival transformed historic motor racing for good. Andrew Frankel was there in 1998 for its inaugural running
McLaren P1 vs McLaren 765LT
Could a modern supercar possibly stay the pace of a genuine hypercar from just 10 years ago? Andrew Frankel thought McLaren might have the answer