Matt Saunders Chief tester

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+
Vuhl 05RR 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Vuhl 05RR shows Mexico's track car start-up has taken a tidy step up

A drive in the new Vuhl 05RR makes our man jealous of anyone in the market for a trackday toy this year

25 June 2016
Blog
Bentley Flying Spur

Why a chauffeur ride in a Bentley Flying Spur can be better than driving

The back seat of the new V8 S version of Crewe's big-selling limo is the perfect place to properly experience the Goodwood hillclimb

24 June 2016
Blog
Aston Martin Vantage GT8

2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 review

Vivid, visceral, poised and hilariously vocal, Aston’s second limited-run track-special Vantage might even be better than the first

15 June 2016
First Drive
Jaguar F-Type SVR

2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR review

Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations team have made the V8-engined F-Type faster and less unruly – is it now a stronger contender as an all-wheel drive super-spo

15 June 2016
First Drive
alfa romeo SUV

Will the Alfa Romeo Stelvio cut it as an SUV?

Alfa Romeo has had great success with the Giulia, we just hope the upcoming SUV gets the same treatment

29 May 2016
Blog
Nissan GT-R Nismo

Nissan GT-R Nismo gets stiffer body and new aero

Facelifted halo GT-R model unveiled on eve of the Nürburgring 24hr endurance race; promises greater downforce and track-ready suspension

27 May 2016
News
Nissan GT-R Prestige

2017 Nissan GT-R Prestige review

Nissan’s performance poster-boy grows old with surprising grace but is falling behind the pace of the super-sports elite

27 May 2016
First Drive
McLaren 570GT

Video: McLaren 570GT review

With a bigger boot and more forgiving ride, the 570GT could be Woking's strongest response to the broadly talented Porsche 911 Turbo

25 May 2016
Video
McLaren 570GT

2016 McLaren 570GT review

The entry-level McLaren perfected for the broadest audience. Brilliant to drive, with impressive cruising manners and enhanced usability

24 May 2016
First Drive
BMW 5 Series Jaguar XF Mercedes-Benz E-Class

BMW 5 Series vs Jaguar XF vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class - which is best?

Mercedes has ramped up the battle for honours among the mass-market royalty with the new E-Class. We find out if it can depose its key rivals from BMW and Jaguar

30 April 2016
News

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    First Drive
    28 June 2016
    We've driven the facelifted version of the ever-popular Audi A3 Sportback in 2.0 TDI guise on UK roads for the first time
  • Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI S-Line
    First Drive
    26 June 2016
    The Audi Q2 is the German brand’s smallest SUV yet. Can it impress in production guise on European roads?
  • Ford S-Max Vignale
    First Drive
    24 June 2016
    The Ford S-Max Vignale is the company's premium executive express. Can it really be worth the extra over the standard S-Max?
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    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Still a really fun and likeable coupé but the extra power doesn't justify the VW Scirocco GTS's high price
  • Ford Fiesta ST200
    First Drive
    23 June 2016
    Fresh from testing it abroad, we've just got our hands on the Ford Fiesta ST200 for a blat on UK roads