All posts by Mitchell Jones

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.

Schaeffler Audi RS 3 sedan revealed, packs 880kW (video)

Jun 01, 2018

A high-powered version of the Audi RS 3 sedan has been prepared by Schaeffler, with over 880kW and ridiculous performance. Dubbed the 4ePerformance, the car is capable of covering 0-200km/h in under seven seconds, thanks...

FCA to confine Chrysler brand to US market only – report

May 31, 2018

One of Detroit’s most hallowed brands may be headed to the grave, at least everywhere in the world but the US, if intel leading up to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s June 1 investor meeting is to...

Abarth 124 Spider Monza edition announced for Australia

May 30, 2018

Fiat’s performance car division, Abarth, has released a special Monza edition of the 124 Spider in Australia, months after its twin-under-the-skin Mazda MX-5 also received mild updates and a Limited Edition model. The Abarth 124 Spider...

Honda S660 gets the full Modulo X treatment

May 29, 2018

In Japan, Honda sells one of the coolest small cars in the world, in our opinion. And, as you’d expect, we can’t get it here. Called the S660, the small mid-engined roadster has just been...

Audi Q8 previewed again, shows aggressive front end (video)

May 29, 2018

Over the last few months, Audi has been engaging in a drip-feed teaser campaign to drum up interest for its upcoming Q8 premium SUV. Starting in April with an outline of the car’s silhouette, followed...

Ford cuts back on passenger cars, plans Mach-1 electric SUV – report

May 28, 2018

Ford is on the verge of an ambitious change of direction, as it plans more electrified vehicles and SUVs including a new Mach-1 electric SUV. At the same time, the company is set to be...

Honda Civic Type R ute revealed… wait, what?

May 28, 2018

Honda’s UK outpost has created an unusual but intriguing concept based on the latest Civic Type R, called the Pickup Truck concept. Yep, it’s a Civic ute. Created by the brand’s in-house Synchro Motorsport team,...

2019 Kia Sportage revealed with new hybrid diesel

May 28, 2018

Kia has unveiled the 2019 facelift of its popular Sportage medium SUV, with significant marches forward on the efficiency front. The star of the show is a new mild-hybrid ‘EcoDynamic+’ powertrain, which utilises a 48V...

Ferrari reveals stunning 488-based SP38, inspired by F40

May 28, 2018

A new, bespoke car from Ferrari’s One-Off division has emerged and doesn’t it look drool-worthy. Meet the Ferrari SP38, a car based on the 488 GTB, but restyled to something arguably more sinister and elegant...

BMW CSL badge to return for hardcore GTS models – report

May 17, 2018

BMW’s M Division is planning on rolling out CSL versions of its performance car range, which will take over from GTS-badged models, a report has revealed. The hallowed CSL name – which has been attached...

2019 Ford Ranger revealed for Australia, on sale Q4

May 16, 2018

The revised 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed, with a raft of changes including styling, active driver assistants and a new twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine with a 10-speed auto. Ford’s revamped Ranger introduces changes that...

For Sale: 1981 Opel Monza (VC Commodore coupe)

May 15, 2018

Here’s a car you would not expect to see for sale in Australia, despite this being the basis for one of Australia’s most iconic vehicles. Yes, a 1981 Opel Monza is listed for sale in...

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