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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.

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...

Range Rover Sport SVR does 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds on sand (video)

Jan 24, 2017

Land Rover has released a clip of the mighty Range Rover Sport SVR showcasing its impressive acceleration figures on low-grip surfaces. The clip (below) shows the 405kW Range Rover Sport SVR logging 0-100km/h sprints on...

Hennessey Venom GT production ends, special edition announced

Jan 23, 2017

Hennessey has announced the end of the line for its Venom GT, marking the occasion with a special edition Venom GT Final Edition, which produces 1082kW/1565Nm. The Hennessey Venom GT, among many other feats, was,...

NHTSA Tesla investigation finds no defects, following fatal crash

Jan 23, 2017

Safety regulator NHTSA in the U.S. has concluded there were no defects or compliance failures on Tesla’s behalf in the case of the fatal Tesla Model S Autopilot crash involving a truck last year. The...

Next Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ to adopt hybrid tech – rumour

Jan 23, 2017

Toyota and Subaru may be planning on utilising some form of hybridisation in the next generation 86/BRZ models when they arrive in 2020, according to rumour. The rumour in question stems from an autoevolution report,...

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