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.

Listen to the 2018 Holden Commodore V6 twin-turbo Supercars racer (video)

Jul 22, 2017

In-car footage of Craig Lowndes piloting the new twin-turbo V6-powered version of the 2018 Holden Commodore Supercars race car has surfaced on Red Bull Racing Team’s YouTube channel. As reported in early June when the...

Honda’s new ‘S2000’ previewed again with patent images?

Jul 20, 2017

Patent images first published by Autoguide further reinforce the idea that Honda could be working on an intermediate sports car to slot below NSX, as a kind of modern S2000. A filing by Honda at...

Porsche 911 gets Honda K-Series engine conversion

Jul 20, 2017

A very unique Porsche 911 930-shape has been spotted at a recent car meet in the U.S., featuring a Honda K-Series four-cylinder engine conversion. We featured some wacky abominations in our top 10 cars with ridiculous...

2018 Holden Commodore VXR revealed as performance variant

Jul 20, 2017

The flagship version of the 2018 Holden Commodore, which will be imported from Germany, has broken cover with sports styling and a V6 AWD powertrain. The Commodore VXR will sit atop the tree, replacing the...

Holden Equinox (Captiva replacement) previewed, 188kW turbo confirmed

Jul 20, 2017

More details about Holden’s long overdue Captiva replacement, the Equinox, have emerged, with a new 188kW engine confirmed that might give it a distinct advantage in the segment. The 2.0-litre, 188kW/353Nm turbo unit will also...

2020 Ford Bronco to be powered by V6 EcoBoost – rumour

Jul 19, 2017

If a report from a US website is to be believed, the 2.7-litre, 242kW EcoBoost V6 could be headed for the next Ranger and, potentially, Everest. The revelation comes from Gear Patrol, having allegedly spoke...

Jaguar XJ220 digitally remastered – worthy successor?

Jul 19, 2017

A young designer has envisioned a successor to Jaguar’s most grandiose production supercar ever, the XJ220. If Jaguar were to ever revive the model, this is what it could look like. Its long, wide and...

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII leaked online

Jul 19, 2017

The new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, scheduled to be unveiled on July 27, has leaked only early via what appears to be an official digital brochure. Pictures, first published by Auto Home, show the front end,...

Top 10 cars still available overseas with a manual transmission

Jul 18, 2017

It’s a well-established fact that for some time now, Australians have been opting for automatic-equipped cars, favouring them over manual versions. So much so that manuals typically account for around 5-10 per cent of sales....

New TVR previewed again, weight & performance details emerge

Jul 18, 2017

More details and a teaser of the upcoming TVR revival – spearheaded by a new sports car – have hit the web following the new car’s September unveiling. Thanks to previous teasers, we’ve seen a...

2018 Buick Regal RS revealed, previews next Commodore ‘SS’?

Jul 18, 2017

The first of what appear to be official pictures of the 2018 Buick Regal GS have hit the web, giving a strong indication of how a sporty 2018 Holden Commodore may look. The Buick Regal...

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...

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