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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.

For Sale: Sleeper Subaru Legacy with Chev LS2 V8 engine conversion

Mar 15, 2017

We’ve featured our share of crazy engine swaps here at PD, in Australia, New Zealand and plenty in the good ol’ US of A, like today’s Cool Find. A Subaru Liberty wagon is not the...

Video: Chevrolet Corvette supercharged to 1050hp vs golf cart in drag race

Mar 15, 2017

A C6 Chevrolet Corvette, ProCharged with a centrifugal supercharger making 782kW (1050hp) at the wheels is not something you expect to lose many drag races. Not to exotics, not to most roadcars and most of...

BMW & Intel to fast-track autonomous car with Mobileye acquisition

Mar 15, 2017

BMW’s forthcoming autonomous model, tentatively called the iNext, just received a booster shot in the arm thanks to development partner Intel’s acquisition of Israeli driverless car company Mobileye. BMW had formerly promised the new vehicle...

Porsche Mission E to be offered in a range of power levels – report

Mar 15, 2017

The Porsche range is about to get a lot more populated thanks to the Mission E and its many available variants that will reportedly join the showroom. According to Autocar, the brand’s first EV will...

Mercedes-AMG Project One to feature F1 engine that lasts 50,000km

Mar 15, 2017

According to a report, Mercedes-AMG’s ‘Project One’ hypercar will feature a Formula One-derived powertrain with around 750kW, an 11,000rpm redline and it will be good for just 50,000km before needing a rebuild. That’s a fraction...

Nio EVE concept envisioned as autonomous vehicle for 2020

Mar 14, 2017

Say Nǐ hǎo to EVE, a new autonomous electric vehicle proposal with hopes of making production. EVE is powered by an AI system called NOMI, which can monitor occupants and provide entertainment projected onto windows...

Mazda expands production capacity for 2017 CX-5

Mar 14, 2017

Mazda’s success in the small and medium SUV field is well documented, with its CX-3 and CX-5 both regularly enjoying strong standings in our monthly VFACTS coverage. The CX-5 is Australia’s most popular SUV in...

Haval confirms autonomous vehicle by 2020

Mar 14, 2017

The inevitable march towards autonomous cars is getting closer and closer, with more manufacturers than ever committing to developing the technology with each passing day. Even Chinese manufacturers such as Great Wall’s SUV offshoot HAVAL...

Mercedes-Benz planning miniature G-Class wagon, GLB?

Mar 14, 2017

Mercedes-Benz looks to be developing a miniaturised G-Class in a bid to capitalise on yet another niche in the SUV segment. Believed to be due in two years and already spied wearing production body panels...

Lexus UX concept confirmed for production, new small SUV

Mar 14, 2017

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show is still in progress, which means top automotive executives are spilling the beans and dropping hints about future product. The latest such occurrence comes from Lexus, with confirmation that a...

Video: The Fate of the Furious extended trailer released

Mar 11, 2017

An extended trailer for the The Fate of the Furious has dropped and at the risk of using every hackneyed cliché in the book, it looks like the most action-packed and explosive one since the...

Tata Motors & Volkswagen Group partner up for future products

Mar 11, 2017

Details surrounding Volkswagen’s tie-up with Indian automotive giant Tata – the firm which currently owns Jaguar and Land Rover – have emerged including details of platform and component sharing. According to Autocar India, initial talks...

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