Matt Prior Road test editor

Matt runs Autocar's road test desk and a Land Rover Defender. Likes karting, small cars and big motorbikes.Follow Matt on Google+

Bentley factory

Why Bentley is working on animal-free alternatives to its bull hide trim

The hides of 3000 bulls pass through Bentley each week. The care taken is extraordinary, but what if you're vegetarian?

1 July 2016
Blog
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

2016 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso review

Ferrari's four-wheel-drive GT car has been updated. We drive the GTC4 Lusso, replacement for the FF, and find out if it's worthy of its famous name

29 June 2016
First Drive
Drag race Autocar

Video: Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs Porsche 911 Turbo S vs Nissan GT-R

In this race we pit some of the hottest metal from America, Germany and Japan against each other on the drag strip

29 June 2016
Video
Lotus Evora 400

Lotus Evora 400 long-term test review: first report

The Evora has been heavily revised since we last ran one on our fleet in 2012. Have the changes made it a better prospect to live with?

26 June 2016
News
2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Matt prior saw the action unfold from the commentary booth

Supercars shoot it out for hill supremacy at Goodwood

Which is the fastest supercar? Wet conditions preceded the start of Goodwood's Supercar Shootout, in which the braver car makers pit their models against the stopwatch

25 June 2016
Blog
Ariel Nomad

Opinion: Why Ariel should build an electric limousine

Ariel boss Simon Saunders discussed the possibility of creating a chauffeur-driven limousine. We consider how it could look and handle

24 June 2016
Blog
Alpina B4 Biturbo Convertible

2016 Alpina B4 Biturbo Convertible

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 han

23 June 2016
First Drive
Hyundai

Has Hyundai picked the right name for its go-faster N cars?

The best letters for naming fast cars are already taken, so Hyundai has opted for N. Is it a wise decision?

17 June 2016
News
Maserati Quattroporte GTS

2016 Maserati Quattroporte GTS review

Maserati's luxury saloon receives a mild exterior and slightly more serious interior makeover. Neither alter its likeable personality or appeal greatly

15 June 2016
First Drive
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S

Video: Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S driven at the Nürburgring

It's the fastest front-wheel drive production car around the Nürburgring, and we've taken the 306bhp mega hatch for a full test

13 June 2016
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