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+

Mercedes S-class

What differentiates a luxury car from one that is merely premium?

Spending almost £200,000 on a car doesn't necessarily mean it's luxurious - other factors come in to play besides the price tag

27 May 2016
News
Simon Saunders wins Autocar's Sturmey Award

Simon Saunders wins Autocar's Sturmey Award

Ariel’s founder continues to innovate with technology he calls ‘disruptive'

24 May 2016
News
Bentley Bentayga vs Range Rover

Bentley Bentayga vs Range Rover - luxury SUV comparison

Bentley’s Bentayga aims to combine the abilities of a luxury car, sports car and 4x4, but can it upstage a £150k Range Rover?

21 May 2016
News
McLaren F1

Opinion: What's the best three car garage?

Matt Prior decides which three cars he would choose with an unlimited budget

20 May 2016
News
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S manual

2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S manual review

Aston Martin reintroduces a manual gearbox to its V12-engined sports car, but it's a seven-speed unit and not without its quirks. We test it

18 May 2016
First Drive
Nissan Leaf drift video

Video: Will it drift? Nissan Leaf – can emission zero be a sideways hero?

Front-wheel-drive and an all-electric drivetrain make the Leaf an unlikely candidate for drifting…

16 May 2016
Video
Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 650S

Ferrari 488 GTB vs McLaren 650S - supercars compared

In the red corner: Ferrari 488 GTB. In the green: McLaren 650S. Seconds out, round one

15 May 2016
News
Autonomous car

Could there ever be zero road deaths if we cede control to machines?

The business of driving is on the cusp of a step change enabled by communications technology, and we shouldn't fear its arrival

13 May 2016
Blog
Nissan GT-R

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

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