Prior opinion
What would Colin Chapman, Lotus's founder and whose signature adorns the service's badge, have thought?
New cars

Why Chapman Bespoke is right for the times

Our editor-at-large wouldn't dare say whether Colin Chapman would have 'approved' of the service or not

30 March 2024
Why Chapman Bespoke is right for the times
Matt Prior column
Now there’s a rare sight: two traffic police cars in the same place
New cars

The problems with outsourcing police work to cameras

Prior riffs on the cutbacks made to UK police forces and why outsourcing their services only leads to more trouble

25 March 2024
The problems with outsourcing police work to cameras
Matt Prior
The Raptor may be seen as a performance car, but 50mph is its limit here
New cars

Why UK speed limits are confusing for pick-up drivers

A confusing mess of speed limit types leaves some vehicles with an unusual exception - Matt Prior explains

16 March 2024
Why UK speed limits are confusing for pick-up drivers
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Should the Model 3's steering wheel indicators disqualify it from being sold in the UK?
New cars

Finally: new safety rules recognise that buttons beat touchscreens

Controls that have migrated away from physical buttons and onto touchscreens has left Matt Prior in despair

7 March 2024
Finally: new safety rules recognise that buttons beat touchscreens
Matt Prior opinion
Mandatory driving refreshers could cure lane hogging
New cars

Should UK motorists have to take driving licence refresher courses?

Some questionable driving standards make Prior vexed, prompting him to talk mandatory refresher courses

2 March 2024
Should UK motorists have to take driving licence refresher courses?
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Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe
New cars

Ineos isn't a rich man's pet project – it's a proper car maker

Owned by tycoon Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos Automotive now boasts a three-car line-up

26 February 2024
Ineos isn't a rich man's pet project – it's a proper car maker
New cars

Will phone payments make car park machines obsolete?

Prior discusses Autocar's research that found that 83% of motorists would use a machine over apps

17 February 2024
Will phone payments make car park machines obsolete?
Matt Prior opinion
Mantara, RV8, Griffith: early ’90s was a great time for simple thrills
New cars

Not all cars were better "back in the day"

Prior talks about how we don't have to tolerate badly performing cars anymore, but basic thrills are still available

10 February 2024
Not all cars were better "back in the day"
Matt prior
MIRA’s Tom Lee shows Prior the future of engineering
New cars

Why simulators are the future of engineering

Prior talks about how car development is hastened when virtual, and why that's good news today

3 February 2024
Why simulators are the future of engineering
Matt Prior opinion
Do small cars driving slowly bring out the worst in you?
New cars

Do small car drivers have an unfair reputation?

Prior riffs on how automotive prejudice can affect us all and why being in a posh car pays dividends

27 January 2024
Do small car drivers have an unfair reputation?
Matt Prior opinion
Many supercar drivers also own a Toyota hatch for everyday duties
New cars

The brilliance of the Toyota GR Yaris and why 'hooning' is allowed

Prior talks with the chief engineer of the GR Yaris, and riffs on Australia's 'moron tourism'

20 January 2024
The brilliance of the Toyota GR Yaris and why 'hooning' is allowed
Matt prior
Car makers like Audi are exploring the potential of electric off-roaders
New cars

Why electric SUVs will rewrite the off-road rulebook

Drivetrain difference makes EVs very different animals to combustion cars when the going gets rough

13 January 2024
Why electric SUVs will rewrite the off-road rulebook

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Honda Ye line up copy
The first three cars in the Ye line-up include the Ye GT concept (centre)
New cars

Honda unwraps new Ye series of EVs, including sleek GT

16 April 2024
Honda unwraps new Ye series of EVs, including sleek GT

Motorsport news

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The full broadcasting schedule is set to be revealed in the coming weeks
Motorsport

2024 BTCC race season to be streamed live via TikTok

27 March 2024
2024 BTCC race season to be streamed live via TikTok