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All posts by Alexi Falson

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.

Editorial: How Donald Trump’s latest orders could shake the auto world

May 15, 2017

President Donald J Trump. While the controversial and divisive topic is almost too easy to mock, the reality is that the Trump administration is making some genuinely questionable, if not downright irresponsible attempts at policy...

New Porsche 911 GT3 slashes 12sec from Nurburgring lap

May 05, 2017

Porsche has set a new Nürburgring lap time with the latest iteration of its hardcore, naturally aspirated 911 GT3. Despite recent assurances from automakers, including Porsche’s head of road car development, Andreas Preuninger, that setting...

Elon Musk confirms Tesla truck debut in September

Apr 14, 2017

Tesla has announced its first-ever electric truck will be unveiled in just a few months’ time. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, announced the move via his Twitter account, tweeting: “Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September....

2017 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium review (video)

Apr 10, 2017

The 2017 Subaru Liberty competes in one of the most challenging market segments, up against rivals like the Ford Mondeo, Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat and the almighty sales-conqueror, the Toyota Camry. Of those options, the Liberty...

Misha Designs plans epic Ferrari 488 GTB aero kits

Jan 27, 2017

Misha Designs has announced two stunning bodykit plans for the already-gorgeous Ferrari 488 GTB that give the prancing horse that FXX K treatment, at a fraction of the price. First up, the disappointing news; Misha’s...

Nissan GT-R breaks record, carves map of India in lake

Jan 27, 2017

Nissan has taken celebrations for India’s 68th Republic Day to another level, with a world record-breaking feat on a dry lake bed in India. In celebration of both India’s Republic Day and the launch of...

Volkswagen Passat production halts continue, demand dwindling

Jan 27, 2017

Volkswagen has confirmed it will extend its production halt at one of its factories in Germany, citing declining demand for the Passat sedan and wagon variant. Volkswagen will pause production of the Passat at its...

Volkswagen dieselgate U.S. dealership case settled in US$1.2b deal

Jan 25, 2017

Volkswagen has had a settlement worth $1.21 billion officially approved by a judge in the U.S. The settlement in question is in relation to the 650 U.S. Volkswagen dealerships that filed for damages in the...

Tickford announces tuning packages for Ford Mustang in Australia

Jan 25, 2017

Local tuning house and former Ford partner Tickford has released a new set of power packs for the Ford Mustang, for both the EcoBoost and GT V8 variants. Starting with the entry-level EcoBoost Mustang, power...

Mitsubishi previews new SUV for Geneva show

Jan 25, 2017

Mitsubishi has released a teaser image of its upcoming compact SUV, to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, billing it as “a turning point” and the first of a new generation of vehicles for...

President Trump invites GM, Ford, FCA bosses for talks on industry future

Jan 24, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to host chief executives of Detroit’s three big manufacturers for talks on Tuesday, according to the White House. Chief executives from General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)...

Bernie Ecclestone no longer F1 CEO, following Liberty Media takeover

Jan 24, 2017

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone, 86, has been ousted from F1 altogether after a takeover bid from Liberty Media. The takeover bid, valued at just under AU$10 billion, has resulted in a confirmation from Liberty...

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