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+

Video: new 2017 Nissan GT-R in detail

We get a guided tour of the heavily revised Nissan GT-R from the company's sports car boss

6 May 2016
Video

Video: first look at all-new TVR sports car

We take a closer look at the reborn TVR, the latest details of which have been confirmed at the London motor show

6 May 2016
Video
Driving roads

Why we should all find our local driving roads

Enjoying a car on a regular basis requires fun, local routes. The A39 near Exmoor is one of Matt Prior's favourites

6 May 2016
Blog

2016 Audi SQ7 review

Audi's SQ7 is silly fast, and makes a silly noise, at a silly price – but contains tech that will prove incredibly influential

3 May 2016
First Drive
Formula 1

Why F1 can afford to be rubbish, occasionally

Marble races at the beach may be more exciting, but there's something in the formula that keeps us watching F1

29 April 2016
Blog
Ford Cortina

Why Ford is pushing for a new image

You thought you knew Ford, but now you don't. Why does the global car maker want to renew its brand image?

22 April 2016
Blog
Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 long term test review: practical requirements

Matt Prior lends the XC90 to some Autocar colleagues with extreme practical requirements. Does it continue to excel?

20 April 2016
News
Aston Martin Vantage GT8

Aston Martin Vantage GT8 revealed

Aston Martin says this is the most driver-focused V8 Vantage ever produced; only 150 to be built at a price of £165,000 each

15 April 2016
News

Comment: Could electric motors replicate the combustion engine?

We have the technology to give electric motors some of the characteristics of combustion engines, so why don't we?

15 April 2016
Blog
BMW M2

2016 BMW M2 review

BMW's M2 edges a little closer to home: we've now driven it in Europe, and in right-hand-drive form. And we still think it's brilliant

13 April 2016
First Drive

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    Better than ever, in terms of its handling and the characteristically ballistic performance, and with little compromise for the soft-top
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    New Fiat Tipo offers a Focus-sized car for little more than Fiesta money. We try the turbocharged petrol version in and around Turin
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