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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.

For Sale: Ford XF Falcon with diesel engine conversion

Jun 12, 2015

You might be wondering what an old XF Falcon is doing amongst tunerific and ultra-rare exotica. Well, this isn’t your ordinary XF. This one has had Perkins diesel engine conversion. The original XF 200 and...

Ford opens 3D Store, customers can 3D print model cars

Jun 12, 2015

Ford has today opened up an online catalogue of its cars available for 3D printing, via its new 3D Store. Each car costs US$4.99, and the range of models available to print include the F-150...

Ford trademarks ‘XR6 Turbo Sprint’, final special edition?

Jun 12, 2015

A series of trademarks by Ford Australia has added fuel to speculation about future models, including a possible upgraded ‘final edition’ of the XR6 Turbo. The trademark, lodged on April 1st of this year (according...

For Sale: 930 Porsche 911 Turbo owned by Steve McQueen

Jun 11, 2015

The Porsche 930 911 Turbo belonging to none other than Steve McQueen is going up for auction, featuring some interesting mods. The man Americans dubbed ‘The King of Cool’, who was famous for high-octane roles...

Range Rover Evoque Convertible spotted during photo shoot

Jun 11, 2015

The convertible version of Range Rover’s uber-fashionable Evoque has been snapped during what appears to be filming for an upcoming advertisement, with pictures quickly surfacing on social media. The Evoque has been a runaway success...

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...

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