The Intercooler

The Intercooler

By Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel

The Intercooler podcast covers all things cars, driving and motorsport, plus the latest car news. Hosted by Ti co-founders Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel. Find The Intercooler at www.the-intercooler.com

Episodes

The best and worst high-performance Volkswagen Golfs #138

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about  VW Golf GTIs, Rs and VR6s – the highlights from almost 50 years of hot hatch history, plus the few examples that failed to live up to their billing. We&aposve also been driving the new Golf R 20, which celebrates 20 years of VW&aposs R brand. You can now give a subscription to The Intercooler as a gift! Visit our website to find out more. https://www.the-intercooler.com/gift-subscriptions/
28/11/22·54m 3s

Our plan to save Jaguar #137

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about Jaguar and why its survival is by no means guaranteed. Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bolloré stepped down last week, leaving the company in search of a new leader and perhaps needing a new plan for Jaguar as well. You can now give a subscription to The Intercooler as a gift! Visit our website to find out more. https://www.the-intercooler.com/gift-subscriptions/
21/11/22·52m 50s

Are driving standards getting worse in the UK? #136

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss lane discipline, awareness on the road, consideration of  road users and many other things that appear to be slipping on our highways. They also talk about the one thing drivers can do that&aposs guaranteed to make them better. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
14/11/22·58m 10s

Forget what you know about trailblazing cars – these are the true pioneers #135

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel dispel a few myths about trailblazing cars. Was the VW Golf GTI the original hot hatch? Did the Range Rover create the luxury SUV segment? Of course not! These are the true automotive pioneers and innovators. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
07/11/22·48m 18s

The future of the affordable fun car #134

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel consider the future of the affordable fun car. Is there plenty to be optimistic about or does it all seem a bit bleak? With the demise of the Ford Fiesta ST and the Toyota GR86 only being on sale for two years, such cars may be thin on the ground in the not too distant future...The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
31/10/22·48m 55s

How Top Gear took over the world #133

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel mark the 20th anniversary of &aposnew&apos Top Gear by assessing its legacy and discussing how it became a global phenomenon. Just what did Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond get so right? The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
24/10/22·53m 24s

Press launches and what makes a good one #132

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel have been on countless press launches in their time. But what makes a good one and what are the hallmarks of a terrible one? And do all those expensive hotel rooms and fancy dinners influence a journalist&aposs review of a new car in any way? The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
17/10/22·57m 41s

Bonus episode! Ian Callum on Last Blast – an extract from our conversation

Listen to a 15-minute clip from our one-hour Last Blast podcast with car design legend, Ian Callum. To listen to the full interview, head to The Intercooler app or the-intercooler.com and check out the Video & Podcast page. Last Blast is proudly sponsored by car insurance specialist, Footman James. Visit footmanjames.co.uk to find out more. 
13/10/22·18m 11s

The very curious world of Citroën #131

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss car maker Citroën – from being founded by André Citroën in 1919 to the revolutionary Traction Avant and the 2CV, plus iconic models like the DS and SM. This is the full story of France&aposs oddball car manufacturer. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
10/10/22·57m 58s

Bonus episode! Dr Jonathan Palmer on Last Blast – an extract from our conversation

Listen to a 15-minute clip from our 1hr Last Blast podcast with former F1 driver, Dr Jonathan Palmer. To listen to the full interview, head to The Intercooler app or the-intercooler.com and check out the Video & Podcast page. Last Blast is proudly sponsored by car insurance specialist, Footman James. Visit footmanjames.co.uk to find out more. 
06/10/22·17m 8s

We've been driving the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS #130

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the astonishing new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which Andrew has driven at Silverstone. In this episode he reviews what is clearly the most hardcore GT3 RS yet. But might the car have one fatal flaw...? The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com).
04/10/22·59m 0s

Bonus episode! Adrian Newey on Last Blast – an extract from our conversation

Listen to a 15-minute clip from our 1hr 40min conversation with Red Bull Racing&aposs Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey. To listen to the full interview, head to The Intercooler app or the-intercooler.com and check out the Video & Podcast page. Last Blast is proudly sponsored by car insurance specialist, Footman James. Visit footmanjames.co.uk to find out more. 
29/09/22·17m 44s

The arguments for and against driving an SUV #129

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss SUVs and whether they can ever be the correct choice. Aren&apost they all just too big, heavy and inefficient? They also talk about the new Ferrari Purosangue, the leaked BMW M2 and the hybrid Mercedes-AMG C63. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. Music by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com).
26/09/22·53m 10s

Bonus episode! Adrian Hallmark on Last Blast – an extract from our conversation

Listen to a 15-minute clip from our one-hour conversation with the CEO of Bentley Motors, Adrian Hallmark. To listen to the full interview, head to The Intercooler app or the-intercooler.com and check out the Video & Podcast page. Last Blast is proudly sponsored by car insurance specialist, Footman James. Visit footmanjames.co.uk to find out more. 
22/09/22·16m 41s

In conversation with the tenth person to walk on the moon #128

Andrew Frankel presents a different sort of podcast this week – he talks for an hour with Charlie Duke, one of only four people alive today who knows what it&aposs like to walk on the moon. This is an extraordinary conversation with a truly remarkable man. Dan and Andrew will be back with a more conventional car podcast next week. Read Andrew&aposs two-part feature about Charlie Duke on The Intercooler website. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.
19/09/22·1h 4m

Bonus episode! Andy Wallace on Last Blast – an extract from our conversation

Listen to a 15-minute clip from our 90-minute conversation with Le Mans winner and hypercar test driver, Andy Wallace. To listen to the full interview, head to The Intercooler app or the-intercooler.com and check out the Video & Podcast page. Last Blast is proudly sponsored by car insurance specialist, Footman James. Visit footmanjames.co.uk to find out more. 
15/09/22·16m 4s

The components of an unforgettable road trip #127

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss their most memorable road trips – where they went, what they were driving and who they were with. They talk about the sensations of a great road trip and the important components of one, and share advice for planning a road trip of your own. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. 
12/09/22·56m 8s

Bonus episode! Sir Chris Hoy on Last Blast – an extract from our conversation

Listen to a 15-minute clip from our one-hour conversation with six-time Olympic champion, Sir Chris Hoy. To listen to the full interview, head to The Intercooler app or the-intercooler.com and check out the Video & Podcast page. Last Blast is proudly sponsored by car insurance specialist, Footman James. Visit footmanjames.co.uk to find out more. 
08/09/22·16m 48s

Pitlane screw ups and how to replace an Alpine A110 #126

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about Formula 1&aposs most dramatic pitlane cock ups, including at the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix and the 1957 German Grand Prix. Dan also reveals the car he&aposs bought to replace his beloved Alpine A110 – and why choosing a replacement was no straightforward task. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.
05/09/22·51m 40s

Spa, Silverstone, the Nürburgring – which tracks make it onto our fantasy F1 calendar? #125

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel debate which venues would feature on their dream Formula 1 calendar. Would they go to Monza? Which North American tracks would they choose? They also discuss Audi&aposs announcement that it will enter F1 in 2026. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.
29/08/22·54m 16s

These are the cars we must drive before we die #124

Last week it was the cars any car lover must drive before they die – this week Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel reveal the cars they are determined to drive. You&aposll expect nominations like the McLaren F1, but the Austin Allegro? You probably won&apost have seen that coming...The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.
23/08/22·57m 30s

The Ford Focus, McLaren 675LT and other cars you must drive before you die #123

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel share the cars they feel you must drive to complete your motoring education. The vast majority of the cars they discuss are real-world, affordable machines, but in every case they will reveal something about what makes a great car. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. 
15/08/22·55m 32s

The cars you absolutely should not buy #122

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the cars that would make for a terrible purchase – either because they&aposre overpriced and not really very good to drive, or because they would bleed you dry with frightening maintenance bills. And should you really rush to buy a car just because it was once owned by somebody famous...? The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. 
08/08/22·53m 17s

Bonus episode! The best cars in Bonhams' Quail auction

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel leaf through the catalogue for Bonhams&apos forthcoming sale at Quail Lodge during Monterey Car Week. The highlights include a genuine Lightweight E-type that raced at Le Mans in period, a pleasingly tatty motorcycle with a very special former owner and scores of beautifully presented 1950 and 60s sports cars. The auction is on August 19. Follow the link  to find out more – https://www.bonhams.com/auction/27509/the-quail-auction/
02/08/22·37m 1s

Why you never need to spend more than £20k on a car, plus Ferrari Daytona SP3 driven #121

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel try to convince you that no matter what kind of car you&aposre after, you don&apost ever need to spend more than £20,000...within reason. They&aposve searched the classifieds and found a handful of affordable cars that any petrolhead would love to own. They also talk about the Ferrari Daytona SP3, which Andrew has been driving. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or www.jbrcapital.com). The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com. 
01/08/22·1h 0m

Can Maserati ever recapture its glorious heyday? #120

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about Maserati – its origins in Bologna in 1914, its racing history, its iconic road cars and its perpetual struggle to to be profitable. Will Maserati finally flourish in the electric era. Dan and Andrew also talk about the French Grand Prix and the passing of Paddy Hopkirk. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
25/07/22·53m 28s

The great road races – Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and more #119

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the great road races of motorsport&aposs golden age, including the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana. They were thrilling to drive and exciting to watch, but terribly dangerous as well. But which was the most dangerous of them all? With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
18/07/22·52m 4s

Scuderia Ferrari – the greatest race team ever? #118

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about Scuderia Ferrari – its 2022 Formula 1 campaign, its origins right the way back to 1929, its successes and failures in F1 and in sportscar racing, and its return to Le Mans in 2023. Is Enzo&aposs race team the greatest of all time? With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
11/07/22·48m 17s

Our new website launches this week! Plus British Grand Prix and Red Bull's hypercar #117

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel reveal all about The Intercooler&aposs new website ahead of its launch at midday on Wednesday, July 6 (check out the-intercooler.com). They also talk about the scintillating British Grand Prix, which was arguably the best race of the 2022 Formula 1 season so far, as well as the RB17, Red Bull&aposs £5m hypercar. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
04/07/22·51m 6s

The EV that's breaking speed records, plus driving old Jaguar sports cars #116

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the McMurtry Speirling broke the outright hillclimb record and Andrew drove three very special Porsche racing cars. Dan also describes his experience driving a handful of continuation Jaguar sports cars and visiting Jaguar Land Rover&aposs remarkable heritage collection. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
27/06/22·54m 34s

Why the McLaren Artura is a bigger step forward for its maker than it appears #115

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel review the new McLaren Artura hybrid supercar, which Andrew has been driving on his favourite roads in Wales. Does the car live up to expectations? They also talk about terrible hire cars, the era of the plug-in hybrid and the magic of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
20/06/22·47m 31s

Henry Catchpole on rallying, Le Mans and why he doesn't ride motorbikes #114

Dan Prosser is joined this week by regular Ti contributor Henry Catchpole. They discuss the weekend&aposs 24 Hours of Le Mans and Azerbaijan Grand Prix, plus the World Rally Championship. Henry also talks about his time at DriveTribe and producing beautiful films for Carfection. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
13/06/22·53m 59s

Bonus episode! The best cars in Bonhams' Goodwood sale

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel bring you a bonus episode of The Intercooler podcast. Ahead of Bonhams&apos auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 24, they talk about the highlights of the sale including an ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton Formula 1 car and a low-mileage Jaguar XJ220. Find out more here – https://www.bonhams.com/auction/27521/goodwood-festival-of-speed-collectors-motor-cars-and-automobilia/
09/06/22·32m 40s

Lotus Emira review – as good as we hoped? #113

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel have been driving two six-cylinder, manual sports cars – the Lotus Emira and Toyota GR Supra Manual. Full driving impressions on both, plus the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar revealed. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
07/06/22·57m 25s

The magic of the Monaco GP – or should that be monotony...? #112

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel debate the Monaco Grand Prix and whether it should remain on the Formula 1 calendar. It is one of the sport&aposs halo events, but it&aposs also often one of the most processional races of the year – would F1 be better off without it? This episode also includes the history of the Monaco GP and some of its more memorable incidents, plus a brief review of the Toyota GR86. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
30/05/22·45m 51s

The world's most expensive car and reviewing the new Range Rover #111

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel review the all-new Range Rover and look back at the history of the model. They also discuss the confusing new BMW M4 CSL and talk about the world&aposs most valuable car. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
23/05/22·49m 35s

The Lotus Elan, BMW Z8 and other cars we got wrong #110

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel on the cars they&aposve changed their minds on – including those they liked at launch but didn&apost enjoy later on, and the ones they didn&apost get at first but now really appreciate. They also shares news of The Intercooler&aposs beautiful new website, coming in the next few weeks. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
16/05/22·54m 6s

The potentially ruinous world of optional extras #109

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss optional extras and the enormous cost they can add to a car. Do you really need them? They also talk about Tobias Moers leaving Aston Martin and the sad passing of Tony Brooks. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
09/05/22·45m 41s

BMW M at 50 years old #108

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel celebrate BMW M&aposs 50th anniversary. Founded in May 1972, the M Division has produced more great performance cars than any other German in-house tuning arm. The 1M, E39 M5, M5 CS and the forthcoming M2 all come under the microscope in this episode. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
02/05/22·51m 19s

Tooling around in old cars and the art of oversteer #107

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel have been having fun in a handful of old cars. From a Seventies Corvette Stingray to an E39 BMW M5, this is why classic and modern classic cars are so enjoyable. They also talk about drifting and why it&aposs become too prominent in motoring media. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
25/04/22·59m 40s

The budget restomods we'd love to see and demystifying car finance #106

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel share the (relatively) affordable restomods they would love to see built. Why should restomodding be for millionaires only? They are also joined by JBR Capital founder Darren Selig who sheds some light on the world of car finance. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
18/04/22·43m 18s

Driving a Le Mans-winning Porsche 962 #105

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel chat about Group C racing, arguably the greatest era for endurance motorsport. Andrew also describes driving a Le Mans-winning Porsche 962 at Goodwood, comparing that car to Jaguar&aposs Group C contenders. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
11/04/22·52m 46s

Defunct! The British sports car manufacturers that are long gone #104

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about Marcos, Jensen, Invicta, Lagonda, Austin-Healey and countless other once great British sports and luxury car makers that don&apost exist any longer. The list is almost endless... They also wonder what caused so many thriving car manufacturers to close their doors for good. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
05/04/22·54m 8s

Porsche GT4 RS, a tour of Alpine's F1 factory and our new superstar writer #103

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about Andrew&aposs test of the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS in North Wales, plus Dan&aposs tour of Alpine&aposs Formula 1 factory in Oxfordshire. They also introduce a new addition to The Intercooler&aposs world-beating writing team. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
28/03/22·45m 50s

Ferrari's greatest ever racing triumphs #102

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel celebrate Ferrari&aposs greatest ever races, from Le Mans 1949 to the Schumacher era in Formula 1. They also discuss the 2022 F1 season opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Ferrari&aposs first victory at the highest level since 2019. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
21/03/22·54m 23s

Motorsport innovation – bending the rules without breaking them #101

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the great innovations and pioneering technologies in motorsport, inspired by Mercedes-AMG&aposs radical 2022 sidepod design. This is the history of loophole exploitation and clever rulebook interpretation in racing. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
14/03/22·48m 18s

It's a century! To celebrate episode 100 we answer your questions #100

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel mark the 100th episode of The Intercooler podcast by answering your questions. Our weird car crushes, Le Mans tips for first timers, how to be a car enthusiast and an environmentalist at once, plus our dream road trips. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
07/03/22·1h 4m

Reinventing the car (badly) – joysticks, turbine power and three wheels #99

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the automotive industry&aposs weird and wonderful attempts to reinvent the car, including rotary engines, range extenders and run-flat tyres. These are the technological innovations that never quite caught on. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
28/02/22·49m 49s

Turned up to 11 – the wonderful world of car tuning #98

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel explain how independent tuning companies are able to improve on the engineering work done by vast car manufacturers, and discuss some of their favourite tuned cars. This episode also includes an extract of Ti&aposs interview with former Nissan motorsport boss Darren Cox. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
21/02/22·49m 15s

The devil is in the detail #97

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about seating position, pedal spacing, dials and all the other minor things that actually make a huge difference to the driving experience. They also talk about the seemingly insignificant things car engineers must do that might actually avert a catastrophe. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
14/02/22·46m 5s

From India to F1 – an interview with Karun Chandhok #96

Dan Prosser talks to Ti contributor Karun Chandhok, only the second Indian Formula 1 driver and the first to race at Le Mans. Chandhok explains what it&aposs like to come to the UK as a young racer, why he never got the chance to prove himself in F1 and what it&aposs like to be part of Sky F1&aposs world-beating punditry team. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
07/02/22·40m 47s

Gordon Murray – the greatest car engineer of all time? #95

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the life and work of Gordon Murray, unquestionably one of the finest automotive engineers ever. From racing homebuilt cars in South Africa to designing the world&aposs most mouth-watering hypercars half a century later, his is a career beyond compare. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
31/01/22·54m 7s

How to drive your dream car without breaking the bank #94

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel on how to drive beyond your means. Choose carefully and do your research, and you could be driving a Porsche 911 on a VW Golf budget. They also discuss Sébastien Loeb&aposs record-breaking victory on last weekend&aposs Rallye Monte Carlo. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
25/01/22·40m 12s

Crashes and the law – when motoring journalism goes wrong #93

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel take you behind the scenes of car journalism, revealing what happens when it all goes horribly wrong. There are crashes, run-ins with the police and more.  With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
13/01/22·49m 18s

How the Land Rover stayed in production for almost 70 years #92

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the original Land Rover, which arrived in 1948 and become an automotive icon. From the Series cars to the late-model Defender, this is the story of one of the most recognisable vehicles ever built. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com).
10/01/22·44m 48s

The origins (and future) of sports car racing #91

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about endurance racing and Le Mans. Is it the most heroic form of circuit racing? Are we nearing a new golden age of long distance motorsport? Who are the greatest sports car drivers ever? With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com). 
04/01/22·44m 53s

Our 2021 highlights and big plans for 2022 #90

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about their highlights fro 2021, including the best of Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin. They also share their plans for 2022, including big upgrades to The Intercooler. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com). 
20/12/21·47m 40s

Verstappen wins title in madcap Abu Dhabi GP #89

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the Formula 1 championship showdown in which the officials effectively determined the outcome of the best title fight in years. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com). 
13/12/21·50m 37s

The most chaotic F1 race of the year and childhood poster cars #88

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and explain why they think Lewis Hamilton will now win the championship. They also discuss the cars they had on their bedroom walls as kids. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com). 
06/12/21·45m 48s

Supercars – the past, present and future #87

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel look at where the supercar has been and where it&aposs going through the lens of three they&aposve driven recently – the Ferrari 812 Competizione and SF90 Assetto Fiorano, and the Porsche Mission R. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com). 
29/11/21·44m 51s

When motorsport and crime collide #86

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the shadier side of motorsport. The most notorious racing convicts include drug smugglers, money launderers and even a great train robber... With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com). 
22/11/21·34m 16s

The realities of owning a supercar collection #85

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk to RSdriver00, owner of a wonderful collection of exotic cars. Plus Andrew drives a Porsche Carrera GT for the first time. With thanks to JBR Capital (@jbrcapital or jbrcapital.com). 
15/11/21·40m 12s

Our motoring heroes, from Jeremy Clarkson to Gilles Villeneuve #84

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss their automotive heroes. From titans of car media to great racing drivers (with family members and friends in between), these are the people who Dan and Andrew idolise the most. And there had to be an anti-hero in there as well...
09/11/21·58m 29s

300SL to SLR – the best and worst of Mercedes Sport-Leicht #83

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel mark the arrival of an all-new Mercedes SL by discussing the history of the SL badge, the greatest cars ever to wear it and one or two that didn&apost deserve to. They also talk about McLaren Automotive&aposs search for a new CEO. 
02/11/21·35m 25s

Why the Porsche 917 is the greatest racing car ever #82

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the Porsche 917, the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche for the first time. It was the fastest sports car of its day and a technological tour de force, but to begin with most racers who drove the 917 hated it... This is the car&aposs story. 
26/10/21·42m 34s

Cars on film – the best (and worst) car movies ever #81

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk Grand Prix, Le Mans, The Italian Job and Gone In Sixty Seconds – plus other great car films (and a few terrible ones). They also discuss more recent motorsport films like Rush and Le Mans &apos66. 
17/10/21·38m 7s

Canned! The competition cars that never raced #80

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel wonder what might have been as they discuss the Alfa Romeo 164 Procar, Lancia ECV, Porsche LMP2000 and other competition cars that were culled before they could race. 
11/10/21·41m 16s

John Z. DeLorean – car engineer, executive, crook? #79

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about John Z. DeLorean, a gifted car engineer and skilled auto executive who founded the DeLorean Motor Company with a dream of building his own sports car. Financial ruin, a cocaine trafficking trial and fraud charges were not far away...
04/10/21·43m 54s

Norris misses out on his first GP win as Hamilton scores his 100th #78

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel look back at a frenetic Russian Grand Prix, which McLaren&aposs Lando Norris came within a few laps of winning. Plus Lewis Hamilton&aposs 100th win, Porsche&aposs electric racing car and all you need to know about our Young Writer Competition. 
27/09/21·38m 16s

Visiting a very special car collection – and being handed the keys #77

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel were invited to look at a truly remarkable collection of cars before being invited to drive any one they liked. Dan chose a Le Mans Aston Martin DB3S, while Andrew picked out Tazio Nuvolari&aposs Alfa Romeo. They also discuss the Netflix documentary about Michael Schumacher. 
20/09/21·41m 48s

McLaren back on top! How F1's most likeable team became winners again #76

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the scintillating Italian Grand Prix, a race that saw championship contender Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collide again, while McLaren&aposs Daniel Ricciardo won. Jingle by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
13/09/21·39m 57s

Why George Russell will cope just fine as Lewis Hamilton's teammate #75

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel talk about the Dutch Grand Prix, evaluate Valtteri Bottas&apos time at Mercedes and speculate on how George Russell will perform alongside Lewis Hamilton. They also chat about The Intercooler track day at Thruxton. Jingle by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
06/09/21·34m 9s

Michael Schumacher – F1's fiercest competitor #74

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the great Michael Schumacher, a seven-time Formula 1 champion and one of the true greats of racing. His was a controversial career as well as an enormously successful one. Jingle by Stephen Harrington (ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
30/08/21·46m 8s

Le Mans 2021 debrief and the secrets of a great car interior #73

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the 2021 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which was far from the most memorable running of the event. They also talk about car interiors – what&aposs the difference between a good and bad one? With thanks to Stephen Harrington for the new jingle (contact: ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
23/08/21·44m 8s

The new Lamborghini Countach and attempting the Sebastian Vettel Challenge #72

Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the new Lamborghini Countach and the Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider, before Andrew attempts to recall every single Formula 1 champion in order off the top of his head. With thanks to Stephen Harrington for the new jingle (contact: ph.zero.entertainment@gmail.com). 
17/08/21·41m 40s

Sir Jackie Stewart's remarkable life so far #71

He won the Formula 1 world championship three times, held the record for the most F1 race wins for 14 years and survived one of the sport&aposs most perilous eras. And yet Sir Jackie Stewart has arguably achieved more away from the cockpit than he ever did inside it. This is the story of one of motorsport&aposs true greats. 
02/08/21·45m 59s

Bentley's astonishing back story #70

Founded by W.O. Bentley in 1919, Britain&aposs world-famous luxury marque is known for its cars, its endurance racing success and its long-running relationship with Rolls-Royce. But the truly astonishing thing about Bentley is the cast of characters who brought its early years to life – known to all as the Bentley Boys. 
26/07/21·51m 11s

The Aston Martin Valhalla and F1's new look #69

Aston Martin has revealed the production version of the Valhalla supercar. It certainly looks the part, but we have one major concern... We also discuss the promising  2022 Formula 1 regulations after a mock-up car was shown at Silverstone.
19/07/21·43m 23s

Why the new Lotus Emira is so promising #68

Lotus has revealed its competitor to the Porsche 718 Cayman – the future stability of the marque rests on its shoulders, but there&aposs good reason to believe it&aposll be a hit. We&aposve also driven the new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring and been up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in a pair of electric hypercars. 
13/07/21·52m 32s

Cancelled! The greatest cars that never made production #67

From hot hatch to hypercar, these are the most promising performance cars that never made it past the prototype stage. Some were slated for production until the last moment and some we even got to drive. The car world would have been a richer place with the Yamaha OX99-11 in it...
05/07/21·43m 18s

296 GTB: Ferrari supercars now, then and in the future #66

The Ferrari 296 GTB is a hybrid mid-engined supercar with a twin-turbo V6 and more than 800bhp. Is it also all the reason anyone could possibly need to not buy the more expensive SF90? We talk about Ferrari&aposs newest supercar, plus its current and future line-ups and six-cylinder Ferraris from the past. 
28/06/21·39m 43s

Forgotten performance cars, from the Lotus Europa S to the Mitsubishi 3000GT #65

Why do some performance cars achieve icon status while others are almost forgotten altogether? Is it simply because certain cars just aren&apost that good? We ask why some performance cars fade from the public consciousness and run through some of the more interesting forgotten performance cars from across the ages. 
22/06/21·41m 15s

The difference between a classic car and an old one #64

It isn&apost just age that makes a car a classic. We consider the attributes that confer classic status upon a car and discuss the appeal of driving and owning classics. In this episode we also talk about BMW&aposs return to the top level of international motorsport. 
14/06/21·41m 41s

Glorious Goodwood: is this the UK's best circuit? #63

Goodwood Motor Circuit, unchanged since the Fifties, is unusual among race tracks. To go there is to see the track how Moss, Clark, Stewart and Hill would have known it. We explain why it might just be our favourite circuit in the country. 
07/06/21·44m 57s

MX-5 to LFA – the genius of the Japanese car industry #62

Passion for cars, motorsport and driving burns as brightly in Japan as anywhere else in the world. We talk about our favourite Japanese performance cars, what makes them different to the rest and ask if there&aposs a common thread that runs through them all.  
01/06/21·40m 45s

Motor racing dynasties – the Andrettis, the Unsers and more #61

Andretti, Unser, Fittipaldi, Schumacher, Villeneuve... Some family names are synonymous with motorsport. We wonder why the kids of racers are so overrepresented in top-level motorsport and name the greatest motor racing dynasty of all time. 
24/05/21·38m 41s

The magic of the Monaco Grand Prix #60

Ahead of this weekend&aposs Formula 1 race in Monaco, Dan and Andrew look back at the history of F1&aposs most famous event, ask whether or not the cramped streets make for good racing and remember some of the more unusual incidents from almost a century of the GP. 
17/05/21·41m 6s

How to make electric cars fun to drive #59

Can electric cars ever be genuinely fun to drive the way the best combustion engine cars are? Dan thinks he&aposs figured it out, but Andrew is going to take some convincing. Ultimately it comes down to the charging infrastructure, because without readily available fast chargers you need a very heavy battery...
10/05/21·42m 52s

A new Lotus, the Tamiya you can drive and more on versatile racing drivers #58

We update you on how The Intercooler app&aposs first week has gone, discuss the new Lotus Emira, get excited about the Tamiya you can actually drive and talk about F1 sprint qualifying races. We also get stuck into Le Mans and bring you Marino Franchitti and his thoughts on versatile racing drivers. 
03/05/21·41m 18s

The Intercooler app is live! Claim your free trial #57

We tell you everything you need to know about our new app, including how it works, what we&aposll be writing about and who will be writing for us. One-month free trial for everyone. Search &aposThe Intercooler&apos in the App Store. Alternatively, use the link below. We also review the most exciting news cars we&aposve driven recently. 
25/04/21·45m 36s

We've driven the new Porsche 911 GT3 – it's very different to previous GT3s... #56

The new 992-based Porsche 911 GT3 is no faster than the model it replaces, but it does feel very different to drive thanks to much more aerodynamic downforce and much stiffer suspension. We&aposve tested it on road and track and deliver our full verdict. 
20/04/21·47m 25s

Car guys talk about motorbikes, including why the Isle of Man TT is so special #55

Neither of us has a bike licence, but we&aposre both curious about motorcycles nonetheless. We discuss why we&aposve never been bikers and what&aposs put us off from changing that. We also share our stories from the extraordinary Isle of Man TT races. Later on we discuss the recently announced Toyota GR 86.
12/04/21·43m 30s

In the CEO's chair: what we would do at Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren #54

There has never been a more challenging time to be the boss of a performance car manufacturer. This is what we would do as the CEO of a supercar maker at a time when crash legislation and environmental issues are putting ever more pressure on the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini. 
06/04/21·45m 35s

Versatile drivers: when racers go rallying and rally drivers race #53

Drivers across disciplines. Motorsport competitors used to compete in whatever cars they could get their hands on, but it doesn&apost happen much any more. Why not? We also look at rally drivers who go racing and vice versa, plus drivers switching from Formula 1 to Le Mans and touring cars. 
29/03/21·42m 10s

A tribute to Sabine Schmitz, plus Andrew buys a sports car #52

We open this week&aposs podcast with a tribute to Sabine Schmitz, the German racing driver and television personality who passed away last week. We also discuss Jenson Button&aposs new venture, Aston Martin&aposs track-going Vantage, Andrew&aposs new car and how we chose our tag line. 
22/03/21·47m 15s

Four doors and fast: why we love super saloons. Plus a tribute to Murray Walker #51

The performance of a sports car with the usability of a saloon – this is why we love fast four-doors so much. What makes for a great super saloon, what was the very first and how will the breed cope with the switch to electrification? Plus a tribute to the great Murray Walker. 
15/03/21·52m 4s

The greatest Formula 1 cars of all time. Winners, game changers and innovators #50

Ahead of the start of the 2021 season, we look back at the greatest F1 cars of all time. From the 1951 Ferrari 375 to the 2014 Mercedes-AMG W05, these are the machines that changed the game and hoovered up wins and championships. 
08/03/21·56m 2s

DriveNation has a new name – welcome to The Intercooler! Plus Ferrari back at Le Mans #49

We&aposve rebranded DriveNation with a new name and a shiny new look. Dan and Andrew explain the  name change, discuss Ferrari coming back to Le Mans and talk about driving the cars they loved as kids. 
01/03/21·50m 44s

The McLaren Artura and a new era at McLaren. Plus e-fuels and the confusing Polestar 1 #48

In episode #48 of the DriveNation podcast we talk about the McLaren Artura, the hybrid supercar that signals the start of a new era for the British manufacturer. We&aposve sat inside it –here&aposs why it should be brilliant to drive. We also talk about synthetic fuels, also known as e-fuels, Ford and Jaguar going fully electric and the confusing Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid GT.  We hope you enjoy listening. DriveNation InstagramDriveNation YouTube
22/02/21·47m 1s

All the details on the new Porsche 911 GT3, plus why rallying is the best form of motorsport #47

In this episode of the podcast we talk about the new Porsche 911 GT3, which now has more than 500bhp and double wishbone front suspension for the very first time. We bring you all the technical details, the power and performance stats, talk about why the 911 GT3 is so special and consider what this latest model should and shouldn&apost set out to do. Later on, we talk about rallying and why it is (or isn&apost...) the best form of motorsport in the world. We hope you enjoy listening. DriveNation InstagramDriveNation YouTube
16/02/21·59m 39s

Talking Toyota: the GR Yaris with 300bhp and how to make the next GT86 even better (plus Lotus and TVR) #46

We look back on a handful of recent DriveNation posts on Instagram, including Andrew&aposs review of the new base model Porsche Taycan. We also discuss Litchfield&aposs tuning upgrades for the mighty Toyota GR Yaris, plus how the next GT86 could be improved. There&aposs even time to talk about the new run-out edition Lotus Elise and ponder whether or not the new-look TVR will actually come to anything. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
08/02/21·51m 28s

Singer, Alfaholics, Eagle and more. Why restomods seem to be taking over the car world #45

Restmod companies like Singer Vehicle Design, Alfaholics, Eagle and GTO Engineering are producing some of the most beautiful car creations out there right now. We talk about why these cars have become so popular and look ahead to a time when affordable restomods are a thing as well. This episode includes reviews of the Eagle Lightweight GT, the GTO Engineering 250 GT SWB and the Rocketeer Mazda MX-5. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
01/02/21·54m 48s

Lotus: out with the old, in with the new. Plus how DriveNation was conceived three years ago #44

We discuss the big news from Lotus this week, which will see the current Elise, Exige and Evora axed before the end of the year to be replaced by an all-new line-up of performance cars. The first new model will be what&aposs currently known as the Type 131 and which might yet be badged Esprit. We also talk about the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car and reminisce about how DriveNation was conceived three years ago. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
25/01/21·53m 57s

All about Jaguar: from the Swallow Sidecar Company to EVs, via Le Mans and the E-Type #43

Few car manufacturers have known giddy highs and crushing lows quite like Jaguar. The British marque has dominated Le Mans, built beautiful sports cars and pioneered important technologies, but it&aposs also flirted with bankruptcy and insulted buyers by placing the famous Jaguar leaper on the nose of rebodied Fords. The is everything you need to know about Jaguar, from the Forties to the present day. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
19/01/21·58m 6s

Fast Audis: from the sublime to the ridiculously underwhelming #42

Audi has produced some truly special performance cars over the years, not least the original R8 and the current RS6 Avant. But far too many of its fast cars have missed the mark. In fact, Audi Sport might well be the most inconsistent high-performance division there is. In this latest episode of the podcast we go deep on fast Audis – from the early Eighties to today. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
11/01/21·54m 38s

Formula 1’s family tree: how Tyrrell became Mercedes, and Britain became the home of F1 #41

Welcome back to the DN podcast! In the first episode of 2021, we talk about Formula 1&aposs family tree – the teams that were founded decades ago and have changed hands and colours over time. Tyrrell evolved into today&aposs all-conquering Mercedes squad, while Toleman became Benetton, Renault, Lotus and, for this season, Alpine. We also look ahead to the cars we&aposre most looking forward to driving in 2021. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
04/01/21·58m 21s

Why we race: the joy of motorsport and how it improves you as a driver #40

If you love cars and driving, motorsport is the holy grail. We talk about our first ever race weekends, how we got started in motorsport and what the high (and low) points have been. We also talk about modern versus historic racing cars; cross-ply tyres and drifting, or downforce and data analysis? We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
21/12/20·55m 22s

Vive la France! Celebrating the best (and worst) of the French car industry #39

France is the land of the hot hatch, the charismatic small family car and the commercially disastrous large saloon. It&aposs also the home of quirky design and unusual engineering. Back in the Thirties, France was producing more truly beautiful cars than any country on Earth. We wonder if there is such a thing as national identity in a car and celebrate the very finest French cars of all time. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
14/12/20·56m 42s

Ultimate Q-cars to the best fast Fords: we tackle your topic ideas #38

We get stuck into a handful of your podcast suggestions, including the best Q-cars, our favourite fast Fords, our experiences with Russian cars, what makes for timeless car design and affordable alternatives to historic racing. We also discuss Romain Grosjean&aposs frightening crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
08/12/20·58m 42s

The greatest cars of all time: we name our perfect 10s #37

From the original Mini to the McLaren F1, these are the world&aposs best cars. DN has only been going for two and a half years and in that time only one car has earned from us a 10/10 rating. These are the cars that would have received a perfect rating had we been around for as long as the motor car itself. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
30/11/20·58m 20s

What the ban on petrol and diesel cars means for people who love driving #36

In 2030, the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK. Five years after that, hybrids will be blacklisted as well. We talk about how this ban could be implemented and what it means for people who love cars, combustion engines and driving. Will clean synthetic fuels step in to save the day? We also chat about the Toyota GR Yaris again, plus Mercedes-AMG&aposs staggering production car lap record at the Nurburgring. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
23/11/20·59m 35s

More technically speaking: what kind of suspension is best? Plus a Toyota GR Yaris review #35

Lots of you were kind enough to tell us your enjoyed our first &apostechnically speaking&apos episode, so we thought we&aposd record another. This time we talk about MacPherson struts, double wishbones, torsion beams and more. What is the best suspension layout? Andrew also reviews one of the most exciting new cars of the year, the rally-bred Toyota GR Yaris. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ Mission Motorsport donation link – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=14221
16/11/20·57m 25s

Guilty pleasures: the cars we shouldn't like but do (including the McLaren GT) #34

These are the cars we really shouldn&apost like but do, as well as a few that we supposedly should like but don&apost. In this episode Andrew explains why he adores the terrible Renault Clio V6 but dislikes the brilliant Nissan GT-R, while Dan professes his love for the Volkswagen Passat. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ Mission Motorsport donation link – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=14221
09/11/20·1h 0m

Low-volume, lightweight and British. We talk Caterham, TVR, Morgan and more, plus the latest hypercar news #33

Britain has a rich heritage in designing and manufacturing lightweight, low-volume sports cars. Many more such makers have come and gone than are still around today, proving how difficult the business can be. But in the likes of Caterham, Morgan and Ariel, there are successful and sustainable companies building some of the world&aposs most rewarding and engaging performance cars. As well as celebrating those, we also discuss the latest hypercar news including the Bugatti Bolide and SSC Tuatara. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
02/11/20·58m 8s

Technically speaking: LSDs, carbon ceramic brakes, air suspension and more. Do you need them? #32

We&aposre poor car mechanics and even worse engineers, but between us we have a reasonable understanding of why cars drive the way they do and what difference individual components can make. We talk about limited-slip differentials, carbon ceramic brakes, active anti-roll bars and much more besides. Do these things really make your car better to drive? We also make time to talk about Lewis Hamilton&aposs record-breaking 92nd Grand Prix win. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
26/10/20·54m 21s

Forza Lamborghini! Everything that's great (and not so great) about Italy's other supercar company #31

From the Miura to the Countach and the Diablo, several Lamborghini models are among the most iconic cars of their type. But how many of them have been truly great supercars? In this episode of the podcast, we get stuck into that basic paradox at the heart of Lamborghini. There&aposs also time to discuss the new and slightly disappointing VW Golf GTI, plus the return of a British Formula 1 icon. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
19/10/20·53m 8s

What makes a great race circuit (and how to start doing trackdays) – #30

Great racing circuits like Spa-Francorchamps, the Nurburgring Nordschleife and Silverstone all have one thing in common – a wonderful sense of flow. That&aposs what makes them so brilliant to drive. In this episode of the podcast we explore that further and also consider what characteristics make a circuit good or bad from the point of view of spectators. We also discuss trackdays and how to get started in them, while Andrew describes driving Porsche&aposs 911 RSR-19 Le Mans car. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
12/10/20·55m 20s

We love Honda! Tales of weird engineering, racing success, supercars and Ayrton Senna – #29

As Honda announces plans to leave Formula 1 as an engine supplier, we reflect on the company&aposs failures and successes in racing, plus its unique approach to engineering. We also talk about its best road-going performance cars like the NSX-R and Andrew tells the story of the time he was driven around Silverstone in a standard NSX by none other than Ayrton Senna. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
05/10/20·57m 4s

We tried to do a podcast about electric cars but got distracted by the new McLaren 765LT – #28

We&aposve both been driving the new McLaren 765LT at Silverstone. We start by talking about electric cars, what their limitations are and what an electric sports car might be like, then get stuck into the most hardcore Longtail McLaren yet. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
28/09/20·54m 23s

Dream five car garage! We fill our fantasy sheds with our favourite cars – #27

We&aposve all played the dream five car garage game – in this episode of the podcast, Dan and Andrew do exactly that, albeit with a twist. There&aposs a 1920s British bruiser, a couple of historic racing cars, far too many Porsche 911s and way too much cheating. This episode also features a very quick 24 Hours of Le Mans debrief and some inane chat about dog names. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
21/09/20·55m 50s

It's Le Mans week! Here's why the 24 Hours of Le Mans is so special – #26

In this episode of the podcast we briefly preview the 2020 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – delayed to September from its usual June date – before going on to discuss the race more broadly. We talk about the history of the race, recall some of the most amazing moments from almost a century of racing there and share our own fondest memories from the 24-hour epic. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_ 
14/09/20·56m 1s

The best (and worst) cars we've tested recently, from Honda e to Ferrari 250 GT SWB – #25

We&aposve been busy testing some intriguing new cars, including the funky Honda e electric city car and GTO Engineering&aposs Ferrari 250 GT SWB recreation. In this episode we also talk about the Polestar 2 and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S, while Andrew compares the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 to its faster sibling, the GT4. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
07/09/20·54m 38s

The fundamentals of handling (or what makes a car great to drive) – #24

Lots of cornering grip and rock solid body control might make a car fast along a road, but it won&apost necessarily make it fun to drive. Dan and Andrew discuss the ins and out of car handling and explain why lots of today&aposs car manufacturers are getting it so wrong. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
31/08/20·56m 59s

1000 Grands Prix and counting: why Ferrari is so special (the F1 team and the car maker) – #23

As Scuderia Ferrari looks forward to its 1000th Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix in September, Dan and Andrew talk about the team&aposs current woes. But this episode is a celebration of the world&aposs most famous racing team and its most storied supercar manufacturer – after all, no single company has contributed as much to the world of fast cars as Ferrari. This is one we&aposll have to revisit soon... We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
24/08/20·56m 22s

The best used cars you can buy for £10,000 – #22

Unless you&aposre in the market for a mid-engined supercar, you probably don&apost ever have to spend more than £10,000 on a used set of wheels. For that sort of budget you can buy hot hatches, luxury cars, super saloons, rare groove coupes and roadsters. Dan and Andrew list their most tempting used buys, highlighting old Bentleys, V12 Jaguars and even one or two half sensible options. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
17/08/20·55m 48s

Debriefing on Gordon Murray's new supercar and reviewing the Aston Martin DBX and Mini JCW GP – #21

Following last week&aposs interview with Gordon Murray, Dan and Andrew talk about his new T.50 supercar and wonder why other car makers don&apost follow his puristic approach. They then review the Aston Martin DBX, talk again about the new Land Rover Defender and ask how Mini got the latest John Cooper Works GP so completely wrong. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
10/08/20·59m 34s

Gordon Murray on the McLaren F1, the curious SLR and his spectacular new T.50 supercar – #20

Andrew talks at length with car engineering superstar Gordon Murray about how the McLaren F1 came to be, what made the Mercedes SLR McLaren turn out the way it did and why his forthcoming Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar will set new standards for the sector. Murray explains in fascinating detail how the 660bhp T.50, the true successor to the F1, will be the greatest driver&aposs car of all time. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
04/08/20·58m 54s

Celebrating Porsche's greatest sports cars (but not the 911) – #19

The 968 Clubsport, Cayman GT4, 918 Spyder and plenty of others demonstrate that not all great Porsche sports cars have 911 badges on their rumps. Dan and Andrew discuss their favourite performance cars from the German marque while trying not to mention the 911 once. They don&apost exactly succeed... We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
27/07/20·58m 11s

Hot hatches and why we love them – #18

They&aposre affordable, usable and often brilliant to drive. From VW Golf GTI Mk1 to the current Mercedes-AMG A45 S, we discuss the best and worst hot hatches of all time and ask what makes a great one. We also find time to disagree on the Ford Focus RS and declare one hot hatch the greatest of all time. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
20/07/20·58m 17s

Test driving the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and McLaren Speedtail – #17

Both have around 1000bhp with hybrid powertrains and both are among the most exciting new performance cars of the year. We&aposve driven the Ferrari SF90 Stradale at Fiorano and on local roads, and the McLaren Speedtail on roads closer to home. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
15/07/20·1h 0m

Young guns star at Austrian GP and Ineos Grenadier unveiled – #16

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the season opening Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix but it was youngsters Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris and Alex Albon who really stole the show. We talk about a memorable GP and wonder what the weekend&aposs race tells us about the 2020 season as a whole. We also discuss the Ineos Grenadier and the Ferrari F8 Spider, while Andrew looks forward to driving the Ferrari SF90 Stradale. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
06/07/20·50m 1s

Formula 1 is back! We preview the new season and ask how F1 can fix itself – #15

After a seventh month absence, Formula 1 returns this week with the Austrian Grand Prix. With stable regulations and no major driver changes, can anything stop Lewis Hamilton as he bids for a record equaling seventh world championship? Andrew reckons it&aposs in the bag, but Dan isn&apost so sure. With the sport now in its 70th year, what can F1 do to improve the show? We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
29/06/20·51m 5s

What is the greatest BMW M-car of all time? – #14

From the M1 supercar to the brilliant M2 Competition, Dan and Andrew set out to crown the greatest BMW M-car ever built. Clue: it isn&apost the X6M. They also talk about the gorgeous Eagle Lightweight GT that Andrew reviewed on DN recently and bid a teary farewell to the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
22/06/20·55m 37s

Paying tribute to Hans Mezger and grumbling about modern car design – #13

Hans Mezger, one of the finest automotive engineers of his generation, passed away at the age of 90 last week. In a career with Porsche that spanned almost 40 years, he helped design the original 911&aposs 2-litre flat-six, oversaw development of the all-conquering 917 prototype and designed the championship-winning TAG Formula 1 engine. Dan and Andrew look back at a career that may never be bettered. They also talk about the state of modern car design. We hope you enjoy listening. Support DN on Patreon for exclusive content. Find on us Instagram @drivenation_
15/06/20·48m 54s

The cars we've owned: from Citroen 2CV to Porsche 993 RS – #12

Dan and Andrew discuss the weird and wonderful cars they&aposve owned over the years. Highlights include a brand-new Peugeot 205 GTI that was spun numerous times at Goodwood, a crashed Caterham Seven, a Nissan 200SX track car that never ran and an Alpine A110. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
08/06/20·55m 39s

All change at Aston Martin and driving the new Porsche 911 Turbo S – #11

Dan and Andrew talk about the latest news from across the car industry, including why Aston Martin fired CEO Andy Palmer and reports that Alpine may be peering into the abyss. They also talk about the spectacular new Porsche 911 Turbo S, which they each test drove last week. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
01/06/20·54m 21s

How to be a car journalist – #10

Dan and Andrew explain how they got started in car journalism and offer advice to anybody looking to do the same. They also share stories from their combined 40+ years in the profession and discuss the past, present and future of automotive media. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
25/05/20·55m 13s

F1 musical chairs and driving Bentley's 2003 Le Mans winner – #9

When Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari announced the end of their relationship, a chain reaction was set off. Dan and Andrew discuss Vettel&aposs Ferrari legacy, then consider the prospect of Carlos Sainz Jnr at Maranello alongside Charles Leclerc, plus Daniel Ricciardo joining Lando Norris at McLaren. Andrew then describes driving the sensational Bentley Speed 8 at Silverstone. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
18/05/20·50m 53s

Interview: Land Speed royalty Richard Noble – #8

Richard Noble OBE is one of only three people alive today to have broken the Land Speed Record. He&aposs been involved in numerous successful record attempts as driver and project director, and he talks about going extremely fast with a genuinely infectious enthusiasm. In this interview, Noble details his Land Speed Record endeavours from the early Eighties to the present day. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
11/05/20·55m 54s

Making sense of McLaren Automotive – #7

McLaren Automotive has built some of the most exciting performance cars of the past decade, the P1 hypercar among them. But patchy reliability and sometimes weak residual values threaten to undermine that good work. Dan and Andrew discuss the best and worst of McLaren, from MP4-12C to Speedtail. Andrew also describes what a McLaren F1 is actually like to drive. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
04/05/20·52m 26s

The art of road testing cars – #6

For many people, road testing cars for a magazine is a dream job. Dan and Andrew talk about the realities of being a road tester, then discuss the skills and disposition required to do it well. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
27/04/20·58m 36s

Aston Martin: the highs and lows – #5

No car company on the planet has weathered more storms than Aston Martin. The company has gone bust countless times, but it&aposs also produced many of the world&aposs most beautiful performance cars. In this episode of the podcast, Dan and Andrew discuss the highs and lows of a very famous automotive brand. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
20/04/20·50m 51s

A tribute to Stirling Moss – #4

Over Easter weekend, the great Sir Stirling Moss passed away. For Andrew, Moss wasn&apost only a hero but also a close friend. This episode is a very personal tribute to one of Britain&aposs finest racing drivers. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
13/04/20·46m 37s

The magic of the Nurburgring – #3

Dan and Andrew discuss the incomparable Nurburgring Nordschleife, the world&aposs most fearsome race track. This episode includes the history of the 13-mile circuit, a look back at some of the most famous races ever held there, tips on how to drive it quickly today and stories of trips to the &aposRing from over the years. We hope you enjoy listening. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_ 
06/04/20·41m 53s

Why we love the Porsche 911 – #2

This episode is dedicated to the Porsche 911. Andrew and Dan discuss the past, present and future of the 911, recall their most memorable drives aboard Porsche&aposs iconic sports car and attempt to explain exactly why it is so special. We hope you enjoy it. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_
01/04/20·55m 51s

New Land Rover Defender review – #1

Welcome to the DriveNation podcast pilot episode. Dan and Andrew introduce the DN podcast before discussing the latest news. This episode also includes Andrew&aposs review of the long-awaited new Land Rover Defender. Find Drive Nation on Instagram @drivenation_
23/03/20·58m 24s
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