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Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.

Ferrari 250 GTE with Chev V8 is sure to stir controversy (video)

Apr 26, 2017

If you thought you saw the most unholy example of Prancing Horse sacrilege in our Top 10 cars with the strangest engine conversions feature, you’re probably right. A Magnum P.I spec Ferrari 308 had its...

New Jaguar XF Sportbrake spotted at Nurburgring (video)

Apr 26, 2017

Those of you with a fetish for Jaguar wagonry, it’s time to get excited as the brand is giving its next XF Sportbrake estate a pounding on the Nurburgring to ensure it handles with deftness...

Ferrari 488 GTO in the works, most powerful V8 Ferrari – report

Apr 26, 2017

According to an Autocar report, Ferrari is readying a 521kW (700hp) 488 GTO as a race-inspired flagship for the twin-turbo V8 supercar. That’s quite a climb from the 488 GTB and Spider’s 493kW, with its...

Uber Elevate set to envision flying car taxi technology (video)

Apr 25, 2017

Uber will apparently unveil plans to develop a flying car concept at its annual summit held each year in Dallas, Texas. The ride-sharing giant claims the concept should help build awareness for flying car technology....

Range Rover Velar V8 ‘SVR’ confirmed via prototype

Apr 25, 2017

Just days after its twin-under-the-skin Jaguar F-Pace V8 was spotted in swirly regalia and a suspected supercharged V8 under its prototype hood, a V8 Range Rover Velar has been spotted out and about testing at...

2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition now on sale in Australia

Apr 25, 2017

A new special edition 2017 Subaru WRX has now gone on sale in Australia, called the S-Edition. It features various STI highlights. For a $2350 outlay over and above the WRX Premium (from $45,140), you...

Genesis models to offer distinct design, personality – report

Apr 25, 2017

Luxury carmakers Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are sometimes criticised for their models looking like scaled, almost identical versions of each other. For example, note the similarity between the S-Class, E-Class and C-Class Benzes; or A4/A6/A8...

Hennessey plans monster tune for Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Apr 25, 2017

With 627kW, a quarter mile time of 9.65 seconds and a 0-60mph time in a hypercar-humiliating 2.3 seconds, you could be forgiven for thinking the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the endgame of America’s decade-long...

2017 Maruti Swift DZire revealed as Indian luxury spec

Apr 25, 2017

The India-only sedan version of the all-new Suzuki Swift which is due here in June, was unveiled today in its home country. It’s called the 2017 Maruti Swift DZire. The Swift DZire was revealed with...

Jaguar F-PACE SVR V8 continues testing at Nurburgring (video)

Apr 24, 2017

The angriest Jaguar SUV is currently under development, with engineers pushing it to the limit at the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. The F-PACE ‘SVR’, as it’s known, is set to score Jaguar Land Rover’s heaviest...

Top 10 cheapest 7-seaters on sale in Australia for 2017

Apr 24, 2017

So here you are. You find yourself in need of a conveyance with seven seats and that means either go used or pay for an expensive new car, right? Wrong. For less than $30,000 you...

2017 Grandeur/Azera most Instagram-worthy Hyundai yet?

Apr 24, 2017

Hyundai’s official Instagram page now features photos of the overseas-market Grandeur/Azera sitting perilously close to the shoreline of a beach, as waves gently approach. While the Grandeur is no longer a part of Hyundai Australia’s...

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