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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.

Cool Find: Grandpa-spec 1999 Lexus GS 300 packing 850hp

May 19, 2017

Although there is said to be internal debate at Toyota about continuing the GS line, its lineage can be traced back to the 1990s, where it amassed quite a following. The Toyota Aristo, as it...

2017 Volkswagen Up! GTI officially unveiled

May 19, 2017

The 2017 Volkswagen Up! GTI has been officially revealed in Europe. With a six-speed manual transmission and a compact and lightweight body, Volkswagen labels the car as a tribute to the original Golf GTI of...

Honda S600 with mega turbo 2JZ is insane (video)

May 19, 2017

Soichiro Honda’s S600 roadster of the 1960s established the company’s identity of super light weight, sporty and high revving (9500rpm) cars, with experience from the motorcycle division transferred into the sports car. This Australian example...

Proton planning WRC return in 2018 with Iriz R5

May 19, 2017

Malaysian car manufacturer Proton will be returning to the World Rally Championship next year, following four years hiatus. Set to be revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month, the Iriz R5 has been...

2018 Honda Civic Type R now available to order in Australia

May 19, 2017

If you’re itching to get your hands on Honda’s Nurburgring lap-record-holding Civic Type R, you don’t have to wait any longer as dealerships have begun taking orders. Honda Australia’s director Stephen Collins confirmed the news...

Top 10 overseas Holdens you might not know about

May 19, 2017

With the current state of affairs, it’s hard to believe Holden was once a thriving powerhouse exporting engines, CKD kits and cars to almost every corner of the globe. Holden initially started exporting vehicles in...

Toyota boss skeptical about EVs, need more emotional appeal

May 18, 2017

Toyota’s seemingly invincible status in the automotive world could be starting to fade, as president Akio Toyoda declares a sense of crisis facing the company and the car industry. Following a less-than-stellar 20.8 per cent...

2019 Porsche 911 ‘992’ spotted, looks fast (video)

May 18, 2017

It may be two years away, but it looks like Porsche is hard at work making sure the fundamentals of the next 911 are sound to keep its place as the quintessential sports car in...

McLaren could introduce EV, part of Track 22 plan – report

May 18, 2017

A fully-electric McLaren supercar could be on the way early next decade if a report is to be believed. This is said to be part of a broader strategy of product renewal by the Woking-based...

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class previewed via LinkedIn

May 17, 2017

The arena of premium C-segment hatchbacks is about to get much hotter, with an all new BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class due in 2018. Mercedes-Benz has taken to professional social media platform LinkedIn to...

Video: Cars 3 ‘Rivalry’ trailer released, hits cinemas June 16

May 17, 2017

It’s less than a month until the June 19 debut of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 movie, and another in-depth trailer has landed, providing more insight into the new characters and the plot of the film....

Kia working on ever faster Stinger – report

May 17, 2017

The Kia Stinger GT is already stirring up quite a frenzy among potential Australian customers and now there is talk of a hotter model to sit above the 276kW/510Nm GT. Albert Biermann, the man who...

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