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+
Aston Martin AM-RB 001
Aston Martin AM-RB 001

Aston Martin AM-RB 001 likely to feature semi-active suspension

Red Bull is recruiting automotive engineers with experience of semi-active suspension and hybrid systems for the hypercar’s development

17 August 2016
Honda Civic Type R long term test

Honda Civic Type R long-term test review: final report

After seven months and almost 15,000 miles in Honda's reborn hot hatch, our time is up and we're sad to see it go - some more than others

6 August 2016
BTCC Snetterton Autocar

BTCC 2016: highlights from Snetterton

BMW's Rob Collard dodged the carnage at Snetterton to finish the weekend as new championship leader

5 August 2016
Silverstone Classic 2016

Silverstone Classic and BTCC thrill me but Formula 1 still misses the mark

A weekend of watching fan-friendly motor racing highlighted just how disappointing modern grand prix racing can be for the enthusiast

2 August 2016
SsangYong Chairman W luxury saloon makes first UK appearance

Ssangyong Chairman W luxury saloon makes first UK appearance

Four-wheel-drive rival to the Hyundai Genesis showcases breadth of Ssangyong model range; small amount of official imports not ruled out

31 July 2016
SsangYong Korando Sports

Ssangyong Korando Sports pick-up to go racing in Britain in 2017

One-make series based around the Korando Sports is being established to provide affordable motorsport for amateurs and newcomers

30 July 2016
Stefano Domenicali

Lamborghini's Stefano Domenicali on why the V12 has a future

Chief executive officer Domenicali thinks a balanced, sustainable future for Lamborghini will still include high-revving 12-cylinder engines

26 July 2016
Ferrari 458 MM Speciale

How to own a special edition Ferrari

Inspired by the 458 MM Speciale, we ask Ferrari's commercial director what five things you must do to be eligible for a one-off supercar

24 July 2016
ACV30 concept

Rover reinvents the Mini - Throwback Thursday

In 1997, Rover's ACV30 was unveiled which in turn, inspired today's Mini Vision Next 100 concept

14 July 2016
Jaguar Land Rover autonomous tech
Jaguar Land Rover roadwork assist

Jaguar Land Rover to start UK tests of self-driving car technology

A fleet of connected and autonomous research vehicles will take to the roads around Coventry and Solihull later this year

13 July 2016


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Driven this week

  •  Kia Optima PHEV
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    Plug-in hybrid Optima is a practical, tax-efficient PHEV that undercuts rivals and fulfils its main remit well, but keen drivers need not apply
  • Kia Optima Sportwagon
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder
    First Drive
    24 August 2016
    Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well. It's more dynamically rounded than its rangemates, but lacks rivals' handling bite
  • Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel
    First Drive
    23 August 2016
    Its predecessor may have been a bit limp, but the Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel is crushingly rapid and suitably luxurious
  • Car review
    23 August 2016
    Can the best sports coupé of the decade absorb a contentious new engine?