Matt Burt Editor, Autocar

Matt’s introduction to motoring came when his parents bought him a red 1300cc Vauxhall Chevette E saloon, but he was a passionate motorsport anorak from an early age. It was fitting that he spent 14 years at Motorsport News before joining Autocar. Matt hails from the wild Cornish moors and his favourite weekend test route involves taking A303 and A30 to the Westcountry. He's a fan of the structural integrity of Suzuki Vitaras, having crash-tested in a snowy ditch in Norway... Follow Matt on Google+
Elemental RP1 sports car 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Definitive Elemental RP1 sports car in action at Goodwood

Having improved "almost every nut and bolt", the British firm has built the first full production version of its lightweight sports car, the RP1

24 June 2016
Ford Fiesta XR2i vs Peugeot 205 GTI

Ford Fiesta XR2i vs Peugeot 205 GTI - Throwback Thursday

The Fiesta XR2i and Peugeot's 205 GTI were at the top of their game back in 1989, but how did they compare to each other?

23 June 2016
Honda NSX EV

Honda NSX EV to compete at Pikes Peak hillclimb - new pictures

Two examples of the Japanese supercar will tackle the daunting Colorado hillclimb later this month; all-electric prototype version also entered

20 June 2016
Hydrogen fuel cell racing car

Green GT H2 hydrogen racing car makes UK debut at Goodwood

The Green GT H2, which recently completed laps of the Le Mans circuit, is showcasing at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed

18 June 2016

BMW's K4 streamliner - Throwback Thursday

BMW's K4 was innovative and ahead of the curve in its day, in turn inspiring the likes of today's i8

16 June 2016
BARC British Truck Racing Championship

Truck racing proves you don’t have to go fast to be spectacular

Weighing 5500kg and with 1100bhp at their disposal, racing trucks are the undisputed heavyweights of British circuit racing

14 June 2016

Special McLaren P1 GTR to honour F1 legend James Hunt at Goodwood

Two 986bhp hypercars will appear at the Festival of Speed: one honouring James Hunt and the other a road car conversion by Lanzante

10 June 2016
Subaru WRX STI Time Attack Isle of Man lap record

New video and pics: Subaru's record-breaking Isle of Man TT lap

Having broken his own record on Saturday, Mark Higgins has now lapped the course in 17min 35.139sec, at an average of 128.730mph; final record attempt postponed

9 June 2016
Volkswagen Polo G40

Volkswagen Polo G40 tested - Throwback Thursday

In 1991 the Volkswagen Polo G40 was 'tantalisingly close to being excellent' against its rival, the Ford Fiesta XR2i

9 June 2016
Fiat 124 Spider

2016 Fiat 124 Spider pricing and specification revealed

New rear-wheel-drive, two-seat convertible priced from £19,545 and returns the Fiat 124 Spider name to showrooms almost 50 years after the original

8 June 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