Steve Sutcliffe Editor-at-large

Autocar's finest driver and most experienced road tester, ‘Sutters’ was also editor of this fine title between 2003-2004. Finished second in his first ever race driving a Caterham, then did three seasons as a works driver in the ferocious TVR Tuscan Challenge before a dalliance in the BTCC with Lexus. Also drove Honda's F1 car and set competitive times at Silverstone. Now lives in Hove and says he "likes cars, and likes other people who like cars".

Video: BMW i8 versus M4

BMW's i8 and M4 couldn't be more different on paper, but they're both storming performance cars. How do they compare on track?

5 January 2015
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2009 Ford Focus RS Mk2 review and video
The Focus RS feels faster than the raw numbers suggest

2009 Ford Focus RS Mk2 review and video

Second-generation Ford Focus RS shreds the front-drive rule book

11 December 2014
First Drive

Video: Alpina D4 Biturbo driven - is this the world's best performance diesel?

Steve Sutcliffe drives Alpina's 350bhp sister car to the stunning D3, which is capable of returning up to 53mpg

28 November 2014
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2014 Alpina D4 Biturbo review
Alpina's D4 Biturbo is the sister car to the D3 saloon

2014 Alpina D4 Biturbo review

Hot diesel coupé offers the potential of 0-60mph in 4.6sec and 53mpg economy

24 November 2014
First Drive
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed review
The Bentley Mulsanne Speed costs £252,000

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed review

The fastest luxury saloon in the world is also one of the very best

18 November 2014
First Drive
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK review
Porsche's new 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK costs £95,862

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK review

This sporty 911 Carrera plugs the gap between the standard Carrera S and the hardcore GT3 successfully

14 November 2014
First Drive

How Kris Meeke gave me my wildest rally ride since Colin McRae

A passenger ride with Citroën's works driver in his DS3 WRC evoked memories of an experience alongside another rally legend

14 November 2014
Blog

Video: Autocar drives a Citroën DS3 WRC car

Ahead of Wales Rally GB this weekend, Steve Sutcliffe drives a 300bhp Citroën WRC car on a special forest stage

13 November 2014
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Autocar drives Citroën’s DS3 WRC car - picture special

The world’s best rally drivers will be in action on Wales Rally GB this week, including Citroën's Kris Meeke. He lets Steve Sutcliffe loose in his DS3 WRC

12 November 2014
News

Video: Vencer Sarthe review

Steve Sutcliffe puts Vencer's new 622bhp supercar through its paces

11 November 2014
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