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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.

2018 Honda Accord debuts with new 10spd auto, turbo engines

Jul 15, 2017

The 2018 Honda Accord sedan has broken cover in Detroit, a month after the automaker detailed the new powertrains that will be on offer. Utilising the same platform as the new Civic and CR-V, the...

Fully electric Lucid Air hits 378km/h in latest top speed run (video)

Jul 14, 2017

If in the world of cars the Tesla Model S is a disruptor, then the Lucid Air is the disruptor of the disruptors, having just achieved a top speed record of 378km/h. Currently under development,...

Funny video takes stab at YouTuber car reviews with fake Enzo

Jul 14, 2017

Ever since the advent of YouTube, many people have become famous who never had an outlet before, including quite a large array of supercar focussed channels and personalities. YouTube channel CARBROS takes a delightful stab...

Holden VN Commodore with LSA V8 conversion runs 9s (video)

Jul 14, 2017

What happens when you combine one of the most powerful motors ever fitted to a Holden Commodore-based production car with one of the most notoriously light bodyshells? The VN Commodore of 1988 might not be...

First bespoke Polestar model to be a performance coupe – report

Jul 14, 2017

Last month, Volvo’s performance subsidiary Polestar announced its intention to create standalone electric vehicles. A new report gives some insight into what shape these cars will take. According to Autocar, the first standalone Polestar model...

Jaguar E-Pace revealed as all-new small SUV (video)

Jul 14, 2017

Jaguar’s long-awaited E-Pace compact SUV has broken cover, with a launch spectacle that even included a Guinness World Record. As the new vehicle was introduced to onlookers, stunt driver Terry Grant subjected the E-Pace to...

All-new Hyundai i30 Fastback unveiled, debuts new 1.6 diesel

Jul 13, 2017

The third variant in Hyundai’s third-generation i30 range has debuted in Europe, called the i30 Fastback. It brings a unique, sporty coupe-like design to the small car range. Like the i30 hatch and wagon, it...

2017 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R now on sale in UK, only 15 offered

Jul 13, 2017

More pictures have emerged of one of the last Australian-built HSV models to be sent to the United Kingdom, a Slipstream Blue VXR8 GTS-R. Just 15 examples will be sold under the Vauxhaull VXR8 GTS-R...

New Ford Bronco to be 4-door only, renderings show potential

Jul 12, 2017

A new rendering by enthusiast forum Bronco6G has set a standard for the 2020 Ford Bronco revival that Ford may have a hard time meeting, following Ford’s confirmation of a new version being in the...

McLaren considering AWD for future supercars, electric front axle

Jul 12, 2017

Woking, United Kingdom-based supercar baron McLaren is looking strongly at introducing all-wheel drive vehicles to its range, a report has revealed. Currently, all of McLaren’s vehicles are rear-wheel drive and that includes the incoming 720S...

Nissan developing cheap EV for Chinese market – report

Jul 11, 2017

Reports are suggesting that Nissan is on the verge of disrupting the Chinese electric vehicle market, with an affordable EV around the US$13,200 mark (AU$17,383) – or half the price of the LEAF. According to...

Renault Zoe R.S. electric hot hatch under consideration

Jul 11, 2017

The dawn of the electric hot hatch is upon us, with news that Renault Sport is toying with the idea of a production version of the ZOE e-sport concept. The Renault Zoe is a production...

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