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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.

Mazda hybrid patents surface, rotary engine to be used?

Mar 22, 2017

Rotary fans have been tormented by on-again, off-again flip-flopping with intentions to bring back the revered chook-cooker from Mazda. One minute it rolls out concepts such as the Taiki, the heart-meltingly gorgeous Furai LeMans prototype...

Footage emerges of Nio EP9 breaking EV Nurburgring record (video)

Mar 22, 2017

Ambitious Chinese EV upstart Nio broke the EV lap record for the Nurburgring Nordschleife with its EP9 supercar last year, but now in-car footage has emerged of the attempt. Having since done so at the...

Volkswagen to fast-track EV plans to meet emissions targets

Mar 22, 2017

Automotive News reports that Volkswagen is doubling down on efforts to bring all of its electric MEB cars to market sooner than expected to meet increasingly tight worldwide emissions regulations. That means targets for its...

Aston Martin Rapide to be replaced by EV

Mar 22, 2017

Just like the next-generation Volkswagen Phaeton which has gone back to the drawing board as an EV-only car, the Aston Martin Rapide is set to join it in exclusively powering its wheels with electrons. Aston...

Jaguar Land Rover files a heap of trademark applications; P-Type, T-Type, XJS

Mar 22, 2017

Indian-owned British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has reportedly filed for a number of trademarks that could point to the names of interesting future models. Some of those trademarks include past names, such as ‘XJS’, recalling...

2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 update on sale in Australia in June

Mar 22, 2017

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk ‘7.5’ arrives in Australian showrooms from June, with the brand today detailing powertrain and equipment highlights. Prices are yet to come, but highlights include the deletion of the 92kW...

2017 Honda Civic on sale in Australia from $22,390

Mar 21, 2017

Honda’s all-new 2017 Civic hatch lobs here in May, with pricing very close to the sedan version that went on sale last year. Now that the two cars have been aligned stylistically, the Civic hatch...

Lexus GS could be axed after current generation – rumour

Mar 21, 2017

The Lexus GS, a BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class rivalling rear-drive sedan, is a car we’re quite fond of here at PD, but apparently Toyota is dangling the axe. Lexus Enthusiast blog reports that...

Alpha G Nissan GT-R breaks 1/4 mile world record (video)

Mar 21, 2017

The Nissan GT-R, known as ‘Godzilla’ is a face-meltingly fast car. The twin-turbo V6-powered city-stomping legend is proof that a mainstream manufacturer can challenge the ultra-elite supercar fraternity. It is also eminently tuneable, with a...

Video: Subaru WRX drives down an Olympic bobsled run

Mar 21, 2017

Subaru and Jamaica don’t really have much in common or at least they didn’t until Subaru decided to shove the Isle of Man TT record-setting WRX down a bobsled course for some cool runnings. Modifications...

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 prototype spotted at Laguna Seca (video)

Mar 21, 2017

A video has surfaced showing what is believed to be some 2018 Chevrolet C7 Corvette ZR1 prototypes at Laguna Seca, which is expected to be the current generation’s front-engined swansong. In addition to a Camaro ZL1,...

Richard Hammond injured in motorcycle accident

Mar 20, 2017

Richard Hammond, co-presenter for The Grand Tour and former Top Gear presenter, has reportedly sustained injury after coming off a motorbike in Africa. It’s understood the accident happening during filming for the second series of...

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