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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.

Tesla Model X to go into production in 3-4 months

Jun 11, 2015

Customer deliveries of Tesla’s long-awaited Model X fully-electric SUV will commence in three to four months, the Palo Alto-based electric vehicle manufacturer has confirmed. It will use various components from the Model S sedan, however,...

Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren F1 sells for near £8m

Jun 10, 2015

Rowan Atkinson’s beloved McLaren F1 has changed hands for close to £8 million (around AU$16 million) – some $14.8 million more than the initial purchase price. The car was sold through Taylor & Crawley for...

Hyundai considering Genesis super-lux SUV – report

Jun 10, 2015

On the back of impressive US sales of its groundbreaking Genesis sedan, Hyundai is said to be strongly evaluating the possibility of a premium SUV version. In what would be a similar relationship between BMW’s...

Renault previews new ‘Oroch’ ute, debuts June 18

Jun 10, 2015

Renault has released teaser images for its upcoming ‘Oroch’ small utility based on the Dacia Duster. It’s being marketed as a sporty utility pickup. Small car-based utes are a staple of the South American and...

Mitsubishi considers co-development for next Lancer – report

Jun 10, 2015

Mitsubishi is reportedly contemplating which direction to take for the next-generation version of its ageing Lancer sedan and hatch. Reports of a collaboation with Renault-Nissan surfaced last year, but earlier this year, Mitsubishi executives confirmed...

Rezvani Motors previews ‘Beast’, Ariel Atom-based supercar

Jun 09, 2015

California-based Rezvani Automotive Designs has compiled a video teaser of its forthcoming supercar, called the Beast. Introduced last year as a concept, the Beast consists of a carbon-fibre body, and, as we can see from...

For Sale: Mint 1988 Porsche 959, to sell at Gooding auction

Jun 08, 2015

One of Porsche’s most iconic and rarest supercars is the 959, an example of which is going to auction in the US, expecting to net an eye-watering $1.8-1.9 million. The reason this particular example is...

New Peugeot 308 GTi spotted before Goodwood debut

Jun 05, 2015

Peugeot’s 308 GTi hot hatch has been scooped in the wild, ahead of its hotly-anticipated Goodwood Festival of Speed debut later this month. Thanks to Caradisiac forums user Tevas, we can see some of the...

2015 Kia Sorento on sale in Australia from $40,990

Jun 05, 2015

The all-new 2015 Kia Sorento is now on sale in the Australian market, priced between $40,990 for the Si petrol and $55,990 for the top-spec Platinum diesel. Sharing its platform with the new Carnival, the...

Top 6 Cars of Infamous World Leaders

Jun 04, 2015

There are some world leaders who inspire happiness and devotion in their people, and then there’s the other lot. From foot-in-mouth clumsy, to oppressive, to downright evil, here is a handful of the latter and...

TVR planning 4 new models, design input from Gordon Murray

Jun 04, 2015

British sports car legend TVR’s comeback is well under way, with some automotive legends getting on board as well. Wrested from young Russian billionaire Nikolai Smolenski in 2013, the Blackpool-based manufacturer is planning a comeback...

Toyota trademarks ‘S-FR’ badge, reserved for new Supra?

Jun 04, 2015

Adding fuel to the already smouldering cauldron of speculation surrounding a Supra revival, Toyota yesterday trademarked the ‘S-FR’ name, which could be used on a future vehicle. Whether Toyota seeks to capitalise on the Supra’s...

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