Matt Saunders Deputy road test editor

Matt joined Autocar in 2003. After stints on the news, features and web desks, he’s finally got the job he was looking for all along, as part of the road test team. He devotes most of his week to brake disc sizes, bore and stroke measurements and wet weather stopping distances. He frequently indulges in various foolish errands like maxing out a 227mph Brabus Rocket on the autobahn, driving 500 miles across the UK in an electric Mini, or to trade his way to riches out of a £650 Fiat Cinquecento. Follow Matt on Google+
BMW i8, Audi A4, Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring

Alpina, Audi, Alfa Romeo and BMW take on the 150mph/50mpg challenge

No car in Autocar test history has hit 150mph within a mile straight and also averaged 50mpg at a steady 60mph cruise. So can these?

30 January 2016
Porsche 911 Carrera S and Jaguar F-Type R

Porsche 911 Carrera S versus Jaguar F-Type R - twin test

Porsche has embraced the dark side of turbocharging for the 911, but has that dulled its sabre-sharp edge?

23 January 2016
2016 Audi Q7

2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 218 review

Lower-end Q7 is as luxurious and well-mannered as any, although still not quite the model to plump for

21 January 2016
First Drive

2016 Lexus RX450h Premier review

First UK drive of latest RX reveals it's strong on performance, outstandingly refined with improved on usability – but still not our cup of tea to drive

5 January 2016
First Drive
Lamborghini Aventador SV

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce - my best car of 2015

Why Sant'Agata's extra-special V12 beast puts the soul back in the modern hypercar

29 December 2015
Alpina D3 Biturbo and Audi A7

Alpina D3 Biturbo vs Audi A7

In spite of the headlines and hullabaloo, now could be the perfect time to buy a fast diesel executive car. But does Audi or Alpina rule the roost?

13 December 2015
McLaren 570S and Audi R8

Audi R8 V10 versus rivals from McLaren, Porsche and Aston Martin

As Storm Barney prepared to vent its full force on Wales, we headed straight for it in four of this year's hottest orders from Audi, McLaren, Aston Martin and Porsche

5 December 2015

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera review

A better bottom-rung 911 than there has ever been in all ways bar one - and what’s given up on charm is generously made up for elsewhere.

4 December 2015
First Drive

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid review

All-wheel-drive, petrol-electric mega-hatch has promise as huge as its performance, but isn’t yet the definitive driver’s car it’ll need to be to justify its pr

3 December 2015
First Drive

Britain's best driver's car 2015: Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG GT S

There's nowhere to hide at Handling Day - and these offerings are found wanting at Snetterton and on B-roads

20 November 2015


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