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+
The Global Fan Survey 2015 is now underway

Formula 1 fans invited to air their views in Global Fan Survey

Results of new fan survey set up by F1 Racing, Autosport and Motorsport News will be presented to opinion-makers in the Formula 1 paddock

20 May 2015
World Rallycross Championship heads to Lydden Hill this weekend

I’m revved up for rallycross action at Lydden Hill

Why this weekend's visit of the World Rallycross Championship to Lydden Hill will be giving me flashbacks to 1989

19 May 2015
Ferrari 512 BB had a claimed top speed of 188mph

Throwback Thursday - was our Ferrari 512 BB fast enough? 13 May 1978

Ferrari once said its 512 BB was the fastest car in the world, but as our road test proved, it wasn't capable of reaching its claimed 188mph top speed

14 May 2015
Red Bull's string of successes seems to have come to an end in 2015

Why Red Bull is giving me whinges

As Red Bull threatens to quit F1 yet again, it's becoming clear that maybe the sport would be better off without it

12 May 2015
Ford's original Supervan received a 435bhp V8 engine

Throwback Thursday - Driving Ford's Supervan, 6 May 1971

How do you celebrate the success of the Ford Transit van? Well, for starters, you create a 435bhp version with a V8 engine...

7 May 2015
Some of British Leyland's lost cars can be seen at the Heritage Motor Centre

Throwback Thursday - BL's unseen concepts, 28 April 1993

Most of our memories of British Leyland aren't rosy, in part because some of the company's best models never made production

30 April 2015
Lotus's crossover is due to arrive in 2019

Can Lotus's SUV plan work?

Lotus will launch a new crossover model in 2019, joining in one of the most profitable motoring trends in recent memory

28 April 2015
The Hyundai i40 Tourer is priced from £20,850 to £28,850

2015 Hyundai i40 on sale now

Full pricing and specs have been released for the facelifted i40 that features upgraded engines and better handling

27 April 2015
Aston Martin enters Formula 1, 24 April 1959

Throwback Thursday - Aston Martin enters Formula 1, 24 April 1959

In 1959, Aston Martin started out in Formula 1. The outing didn't last long.

23 April 2015
Our man Burt dons Mini's magic specs

A test run with Mini’s augmented vision driving glasses

We try the high-tech specs that serve up driving information without impairing your field of vision

20 April 2015


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Driven this week

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    21 May 2015
    The DS 5 is hard to pigeonhole but it works as a package. Impressive French-style long-range cruiser, albeit at strong money for an unproven brand
  • Car review
    21 May 2015
    The industry's biggest power makes a plug-in hybrid for the masses
  • First Drive
    21 May 2015
    The 4C improves, and the Spider is a good conversion, but it remains dynamically troubled and absurdly expensive
  • First Drive
    21 May 2015
    More traction and nothing separating Jag's monstrous V8 mouthpiece from your ears. It's the shoutiest, priciest F-Type on sale, but is it the best?
  • First Drive
    20 May 2015
    The C63 may have lost its big V8, but its replacement makes it difficult to mourn