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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.

2018 BMW 8 Series revealed, images leaked

May 25, 2017

Pictures of the BMW 8 Series-previewing concept have leaked onto the internet, before the car’s planned reveal this weekend. After officially confirming its existence earlier this month, with BMW teasing picture of the car’s silhouette,...

Giocattolo ‘Seconda Iterazione’ coming soon, twin LS V8 engine

May 25, 2017

Some of you may remember in the 1980s a very exotic creation emerged from Queensland with the body of an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV and the mid-mounted engine of a Walkinshaw Commodore V8. Fifteen cars...

Mans creates pickup truck that drives upside down (video)

May 25, 2017

For the vast majority of motorists, an overturned car can give you the blues. What this usually means is that you’ve had a crash, potentially injured yourself, with your car quite damaged. Worst of all,...

Ford Focus gets Nissan GT-R engine conversion for Pikes Peak (video)

May 25, 2017

A very innovative Australian-built Ford Focus race car will be debuting at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, featuring a crazy Nissan GT-R engine conversion. With a body loosely resembling the production Focus, the...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport review (video)

May 25, 2017

With the arrival of the 2017 Mazda CX-5, rivals can’t seem to catch a break from the pummelling they already received from its predecessor. Even towards the end of its life, the outgoing CX-5 enjoyed...

Geely acquiring majority stake in Lotus, 49% of Proton

May 24, 2017

The parent company of Volvo, China’s Geely, is set to acquire a majority stake of Lotus Cars as well as its current parent, Malaysia’s Proton. A 49.9 percent share of Proton and a 51 per...

2017 Shelby F-150 Super Snake announced

May 24, 2017

The supercharged 2017 Shelby F-150 Super Snake has slithered out, giving American buyers the first sports oriented F-150 since the Lightning of the 1990s – the subsequent Raptor is more of an off-road ball-tearer. Highlights...

Honda XR-V spotted with electric running gear underneath

May 24, 2017

Photos of a prototype version of Honda’s upcoming electric SUV, based on the XR-V, have surfaced on social media. Earlier this month it was reported that Honda is developing a fully electric version of the...

Cool Find: Huge car collection found in Alice Springs

May 23, 2017

A bounty of cars is set to go under the hammer in Alice Springs, as part of a vast collection from a recently departed local character. Graeme Phillips collected an enormous amount of Australian and...

Mazda confirms new rotary coming for 50th anniversary?

May 23, 2017

Mazda has rotary fans spinning out like chooks on a rotisserie, with some very cryptic literature in its quarterly Zoom Zoom magazine. There is a section in the magazine dedicated to the 50th anniversary of...

Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, James Hackett appointed

May 22, 2017

Heads are rolling at Dearborn as Ford Motor Company undergoes a management reshuffle. CEO Mark Fields is retiring, according to Ford, as he makes way for head of Smart Mobility, James Hackett, to come in...

2018 Toyota Camry unveiled in JDM-spec, with TRD & Modellista

May 22, 2017

The JDM-spec 2018 Toyota Camry has been revealed, shedding some light on the car that will replace today’s Altona, Victoria-assembled Camry and Aurion. Revealed earlier this year in US-market trim at the Detroit Motor Show,...

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