Matt Prior Road test editor

Matt runs Autocar's road test desk and an Land Rover Defender. He likes karting, tiny cars and big motorbikes. He keeps chickens, not wicket for England. Follow Matt on Google+

2015 Mazda MX-5 1.5 review

MX-5 goes back to basics, to become a car that’s as nimble and sweet as the beloved Mk1

30 January 2015
First Drive

Matt Prior's tester's notes - of flying cars and fixers

A world without flying cars - and the people trying to build them - would be very boring indeed, even if it will ultimately remain a niche market

30 January 2015
News

2015 Jaguar XE 2.0 diesel R-Sport review

Jaguar's XE compact executive car takes on the BMW 3-series and Mercedes-Benz C-class

28 January 2015
First Drive

Driving Toyota's GT86 rally car - picture special

The GT86 CS-R3 is an off-the-shelf rally car created by Toyota Motorsport — and it’s even more fun than the road-going version, as Matt Prior discovers

17 January 2015
News

2015 Lotus Elise S Cup review

We try the road-going version of Lotus's club race car

13 January 2015
First Drive
Best cars of 2014 – BMW i8

Best cars of 2014 – BMW i8

Proof that the electric revolution can be fun and fast, and a firm entry into the motoring history books

31 December 2014
News

What will be named as 2015's Car of the Year?

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Citroën, Ford and Volkswagen are all in the running to be crowned as 2015's Car of the Year

15 December 2014
Blog
How I reckon the next Ford Focus RS will shape up

I'm already imagining how good the next Ford Focus RS could be to drive

Ford has confirmed that a new Focus RS is on its way; now we can start pondering what kind of car it might be under the skin

11 December 2014
Blog
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth buying guide

If there was one car that our testers yearned to drive in our Fast Ford Special, it was the Cosworth

11 December 2014
News
Ford Racing Puma

Ford Racing Puma buying guide

Like the rally car, the Racing Puma looked brilliant, and still does to this day

11 December 2014
News

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