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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.

Video: Monster truck performs world first front flip

Mar 27, 2017

While monster trucks have a big following in Australia, in America they are an institution. Watching Bigfoot and other enormous beasts crush the landscape and destroy carcasses of other vehicles is very fun to a...

For Sale: Ferrari 360 stretched limousine

Mar 24, 2017

Limousine operators generally select large sedans to take the gas-axe to and add a middle section, as they lend themselves best to the surgery and are a spacious, luxurious starting point. In the U.S, think...

Top 10 car memes – March 2017

Mar 24, 2017

Memes have well and truly infected the internet to the point where they are everywhere. Love them or hate them here are ten of the funnier ones we’ve picked up this month to give you...

McLaren previews ‘Hyper-GT’ BP23 model, F1 successor

Mar 24, 2017

More details and a teaser sketch of McLaren’s 2019 three-seater flagship with a central driving position have emerged, with the ‘Hyper-GT’ car featuring hybrid technology and an all-new chassis. Codenamed BP23, the car is something...

Video: RC toy Toyota HiLuxs tow full-size HiLux to recreate ad

Mar 23, 2017

Toyota UK has recreated a publicity stunt from the 1980s by towing a new HiLux using 15 Tamiya HiLux Bruiser remote control cars that are 1:10 scale. The Tamiya RC cars produce 23.2Nm each from...

2017 Renault Megane GT review (video)

Mar 23, 2017

In the realm of hot-hatchery, Renault Sport is a true legend, with Nurburgring front-wheel drive lap record after lap record and a reputation for some of the most hardcore, ferocious and fun-to-drive small cars ever...

FCA boss Marchionne keen to chat to Volkswagen on possible partnership

Mar 23, 2017

Talks of will-they, won’t-they mergers or partnerships between FCA and Volkswagen have been circulating for years now. Everything from VW coveting CEO Sergio Marchionne’s Alfa Romeo marque, both sides stubbornly refusing at various stages to...

Modified Ford Fiesta ST kills two occupants, exhaust fumes blamed

Mar 23, 2017

A sad and tragic loss of two lives which occurred last year in the UK has been attributed to a modified exhaust system of a Ford Fiesta ST as part of aftermarket modifications. 20-year-old Tom...

Boost Works boosts Ford Mustang GT to 1600hp, new record? (video)

Mar 23, 2017

It’s great that the Ford Mustang has returned to Australian shores with factory right-hand drive for the first time, but if you want thunderous, landscape-melting power then the factory jobbie probably won’t do it for...

Tesla Model 3 to skip beta testing to ensure it meets production deadline

Mar 23, 2017

That Tesla has a lot riding on the upcoming Model 3 launch is a colossal understatement. Competitors, shareholders and those who have pre-ordered one are all watching closely, so the Californian company does not want...

2017 Toyota Yaris now on sale in Australia from $15,290

Mar 23, 2017

The 2017 Toyota Yaris is now available in Australia, with new safety features and no price increase, except for the flagship ZR. Visually, the updated model brings a new snub-nosed front end and rear lights...

Jeep Grand Cherokee modified to stilt over traffic (video)

Mar 23, 2017

Traffic is an inevitable and hair-pulling part of many of our daily commutes. If you’re anything like us you often fantasize about being able to glide over the gridlock, or have a drone coming to...

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