Matt Burt Head of Content, Haymarket Automotive

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+

Throwback Thursday - The evolution of transmissions, 25 August 1950

For years, British drivers had favoured the manual transmission, but would a rise in automatic transmissions in the US sway motorists here?

26 August 2015
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Throwback Thursday - Four-wheel drive on test, 19 August 1966

Does farming know-how translate to the road? Henry Ferguson thought so, and his four-wheel drive prototype won favour with our testers

19 August 2015
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Apple chiefs are believed to have paid an interest in BMW's electric i3

Tech giant Apple well advanced with autonomous car - report

A report by British publication The Guardian suggests that Apple is searching for secure locations in which to test a self-driving vehicle

14 August 2015
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Nick Tandy wields a BriSCA F1 stock car. Photo: Gary Hawkins

Britain’s new Le Mans hero tries a BriSCA F1 stock car

Nick Tandy is a top-level Porsche factory driver, but he's not afraid to roll his sleeves up and get involved with stock car racing

14 August 2015
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Throwback Thursday - Giugiaro’s vision of a 1990s Jaguar, 15 August 1990

In 1990, Giugiaro unveiled its vision of how a modern Jaguar saloon would look - complete with self-opening doors and self-starting engine

12 August 2015
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Renault working on hybrid power for its hot road cars

Renault's performance arm is open to the idea of using hybrid tech to enhance its next generation of road cars

3 August 2015
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2016 Ford GT - new video shows race car in testing

Ford GT will race in World Endurance Championship and United SportsCar Championship; schedule includes Le Mans 24 Hours

3 August 2015
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Throwback Thursday - 180mph in a Chevrolet Corvette, 25 July 2001

In 2001, Chevrolet proudly stated that its Corvette C5 could reach a top speed of 176mph - and Autocar set out to test the claim

29 July 2015
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Throwback Thursday - Land's End to John O'Groats on one tank, 10 July 1976

Autocar’s Austin 1800 long-term test car covers the 867-mile trek from one end of the country to the other - without stopping for fuel

22 July 2015
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Amedeo Felisa is rumoured to have resigned as CEO of Ferrari

Ferrari boss Amedeo Felisa is reported to have resigned

Unconfirmed reports in the Italian press suggest that Amedeo Felisa, chief executive at Maranello, has quit the post he has held since 2008

16 July 2015
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