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+

2015 Nissan GTR Track Edition review

Track Edition GT-R takes key elements from the range-topping GT-R Nismo and offers them at a more affordable price

2 October 2015
First Drive

Video: Best sub-£30k driver's cars tested

Toyota's GT86 takes on newcomers from Renault, Mini and Mazda to see which car offers the perfect blend of driving performance and value

2 October 2015

Matt Prior's tester's notes - the best car I've ever driven

It's a question I'm asked constantly - but is the 'best' car the fastest, most expensive, most well made, or something indescribable?

24 September 2015

2015 Vauxhall Astra SRi Nav 1.4 150 Turbo review

Vauxhall's all-new Astra arrives, in what might well be the most important new car launch this year

21 September 2015
First Drive

New Peugeot RCZ R versus used Jaguar XKR - comparison

Can Peugeot's 266bhp sports coupé fend off a 500bhp Jaguar? When cost is factored in, it's more of a fair contest than you might think

18 September 2015

Where will you find the worst drivers in Europe?

You may think Britain's drivers are some of the worst in Europe, but a simple holiday to Belgium could prove you wrong

17 September 2015

Everyday handling heroes - The final verdict

Our group winners go head to head: Civic Type R vs MX-5 vs Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy

13 September 2015

How to drift, with Ken Block

Ken Block, king of sideways, invites us to ride shotgun at Silverstone for tyre-smoking, drift-tastic fun in an 845bhp, all-wheel-drive Mustang called Hoonicorn

5 September 2015

Matt Prior's tester's notes - We're finally getting back to grassroots motorsport

The Ramsgate Sprint Revival is only the start, as relaxed laws will soon allow local authorities to hold plenty more grassroots motorsport events

3 September 2015

Saying goodbye to the Aston Martin DB9

The last hurrah for the Aston Martin DB9 is this, the 540bhp GT. We take one for a final fling in Wales to savour what still makes a DB9 so special

30 August 2015


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