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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: 2000 Ford AU Falcon LPG 0-100km/h & engine sound

Jul 31, 2017

Well you guys asked for an AU Falcon and here it is. It’s a rough old thing, inexcusably so if it were anything other than an AU Falcon. Introduced in 1998, the AU was not...

Editorial: Australia needs Ford Transit EcoBoost V6 ambulance

Jul 29, 2017

When it comes to emergency response, valuable seconds can literally be the difference between life and death. From the time you call 000 to the time of arrival, there is a battle against time, against...

Tesla Model X render shows serious 4×4 potential

Jul 27, 2017

A rough and ready Tesla Model X has been rendered, giving people an idea of what a series off-road version of the electric SUV could look like. Like the vast majority of ‘crossover’ SUVs on...

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...

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