All posts by Mitchell Jones

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.

Mercedes-Benz X 350 d unveiled, most powerful diesel in class

Mar 01, 2018

For fans of powerful dual-cab pickup utes, this year’s Geneva Motor Show will see the debut of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X 350 d 4MATIC. It’s the most powerful vehicle in the diesel class. After debuting...

MSO does McLaren Senna ‘Carbon Theme’ for Geneva show

Mar 01, 2018

A special version of the 2018 McLaren Senna hypercar will be rolled out at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, with many carbon fibre parts setting it apart from the already outrageous standard verison. The reveal...

Video: Ford AU Falcons show off drifting potential

Mar 01, 2018

At Australia’s various drifting events, it’s pretty standard to see Silvias, Skylines, Supras and Sprinters hanging it out on the tarmac at insane angles. But, these two Ford AU Falcons really put an unexpected twist...

2018 Abarth 124 GT & 695 Rivale revealed ahead Geneva debut

Mar 01, 2018

The performance arm of Italian motoring brand Fiat has some special treats in store for the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, in the form of the 2018 Abarth 124 GT and the 695 Rivale. Based on...

2018 Honda Civic Type R BTCC racing car unveiled

Feb 28, 2018

Honda has unveiled its racing car for the 2018 British Touring Car Championships based on the Honda Civic Type R. At an unveiling event in Pacmotor Castellili in Spain, the new car was fully unveiled,...

2019 Audi A6 unveiled; mild-hybrid technology, striking new design

Feb 28, 2018

The 2019 Audi A6 has been detailed and fully revealed by the German brand after a leak of the exterior yesterday. Now we have more details, including the dimensions of Ingolstadt’s latest large car challenger....

2019 Audi A6 leaked ahead Geneva Motor Show reveal

Feb 28, 2018

Leaked images of what is purportedly the 2018-2019 Audi A6 have hit the web, over a week before its scheduled Geneva Motor Show debut. After a teaser earlier in the week, Audi is keen to...

For Sale: Staggering collection of classic Holdens; Walkinshaw, W427, Monaro

Feb 27, 2018

A staggering collection of rare classic vehicles, including many highly sought after Holdens, will go under the hammer across four days this coming April. Some of the rarer stuff up for grabs includes a VK...

Toyota building full-size LEGO Camry for Brickman Awesome Exhibition

Feb 27, 2018

Next month, Toyota will be presenting a full-size Camry assembled from LEGO bricks at the 2018 Brickman Awesome Exhibition in Melbourne. Keen PerformanceDrive readers will note we love featuring LEGO cars on a semi-regular basis....

2019 Hyundai Tucson N confirmed by senior exec – report

Feb 27, 2018

It’s been something of an open secret that Hyundai is working on a high-performance N variant of its popular Tucson medium SUV, set to follow up the first N car, the i30 N. As far...

BMW X3 gets Alpina attention for first time; the Alpina XD3

Feb 27, 2018

The third-generation X3 has not been in Australia long but already won many friends and plaudits with its design and technology. Renowned BMW tuners Alpina have created the XD3, a brutal quad-turbo monster based on...

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class scores 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Feb 26, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has scored a full five-star ANCAP rating, while also becoming the first ute with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). Due to hit the local market from April 2018, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is based...

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