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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.

2017 Hyundai i30 SR vs Honda Civic RS: warm hatch comparison (video)

Jul 27, 2017

Both Honda and Hyundai are on the verge of launching some very spicy super hatches to our market. The 202kW i30 N with input from former BMW M division boss, and the Nurburgring front-drive record-holding...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class ’63 AMG’ ute rendered – has potential?

Jul 26, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has publicly stated that there is next to no chance of its Navara-based X-Class pickup ute receiving the Mercedes-AMG treatment. This is understandable, due to its work-oriented underpinnings that lack the pedigree and driving...

2018 Ford Mustang GT500 to develop 507kW – report

Jul 26, 2017

Although the rev-happy Shelby Mustang GT350 and GT350R take a more exotic road than the brute force of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Demon, a leak indicates that Ford will play...

2018 Honda CR-V now on sale in Australia with turbo lineup

Jul 26, 2017

Honda’s CR-V medium SUV is now in its fifth generation (MY2018), and finally on sale in Australia. It brings a number of new features and technologies to the SUV to help give it stronger credentials...

2018 Ford Mustang does 0-60mph in under 4.0sec in Drag Strip mode

Jul 25, 2017

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT will be one of the fastest accelerating cars in its class, the automaker has revealed, confirming a 0-60mph (97km/h) sprint time of under 4.0 seconds. Mechanical updates have been detailed...

Mazda Miata (MX-5) gets snowmobile engine conversion (video)

Jul 25, 2017

When a vehicle is the most popular sports car in history, with several million spread throughout the world, you can bet all kinds of nutty experiments will take place. The Mazda MX-5 (or Miata as...

Next-gen Ford Fiesta might not make it to Australia

Jul 24, 2017

Further doubts are rising over whether Ford will be bringing the next-generation Fiesta to Australia, following an interview with a senior executive who confirmed the car will not be sold in as many markets. Speaking...

2017 Kia Rio SLi review (video)

Jul 24, 2017

Welcome to 2017, where old is new and new is old again. Retro ’80s fluro ski jackets are making a comeback, the Nokia 3310 has been re-released on the market, and the all-new 2017 Kia...

Listen to the 2018 Holden Commodore V6 twin-turbo Supercars racer (video)

Jul 22, 2017

In-car footage of Craig Lowndes piloting the new twin-turbo V6-powered version of the 2018 Holden Commodore Supercars race car has surfaced on Red Bull Racing Team’s YouTube channel. As reported in early June when the...

Honda’s new ‘S2000’ previewed again with patent images?

Jul 20, 2017

Patent images first published by Autoguide further reinforce the idea that Honda could be working on an intermediate sports car to slot below NSX, as a kind of modern S2000. A filing by Honda at...

Porsche 911 gets Honda K-Series engine conversion

Jul 20, 2017

A very unique Porsche 911 930-shape has been spotted at a recent car meet in the U.S., featuring a Honda K-Series four-cylinder engine conversion. We featured some wacky abominations in our top 10 cars with ridiculous...

2018 Holden Commodore VXR revealed as performance variant

Jul 20, 2017

The flagship version of the 2018 Holden Commodore, which will be imported from Germany, has broken cover with sports styling and a V6 AWD powertrain. The Commodore VXR will sit atop the tree, replacing the...

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