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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.

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...

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...

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