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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.

MINI VISION NEXT 100 concept revealed

Jun 17, 2016

As part of BMW’s centennial celebrations, BMW as well as the two British marques it owns, Rolls-Royce and MINI, have rolled out their ‘VISION NEXT 100’ concepts, which cast their respective identities far into the...

Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 concept revealed

Jun 17, 2016

Rolls-Royce has presented a snapshot of what the future may hold for the traditional English luxury marque, in the form of the VISION NEXT 100 concept. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because...

Spectacular Forza Horizon 3 trailer released, based on Australia (video)

Jun 15, 2016

Turn 10 Studios has dropped an utterly breathtaking preview of its next instalment: Forza Horizon 3. The game was previewed at the annual E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) gaming convention in Los Angeles. Forza Horizon 3...

Mercedes-AMG GT R previewed, Goodwood debut confirmed (video)

Jun 15, 2016

Mercedes-AMG is readying a hardcore variant of the Porsche 911-battling GT, the AMG GT R, for the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. A video has been dropped, featuring a sharp and discordant soundtrack...

M-Sport creates muscly Raptor-like Ford Ranger for Europe

Jun 15, 2016

Ever since the current T6 Ford Ranger debuted in 2011, mini Raptors – as in the Ford F-150-based SVT Raptor – have been sprouting up all over the place. Lifted Rangers with F-O-R-D scripted grilles...

LaFerrari left charging on the streets in Paris – it’s not a plug-in

Jun 15, 2016

With the latest round of ultra-hypercars from Porsche (918), McLaren (P1), and Ferrari (LaFerrari) embracing cutting-edge hybrid technology, you could be forgiven for thinking the days of high-maintenance, highly-strung thoroughbreds are over. Think again. A...

Toyota AE86 gets insane Honda S2000 F22C turbo engine conversion (video)

Jun 15, 2016

The original Toyota AE86 Corolla/Trueno/Sprinter is embedded in folklore and manga strips as the quintessential drift machine. It is the most iconic and well-represented car in the motorsport and a popular choice for engine swaps....

Video: Aussie brothers create 8.55L V12 with two LS1 V8s

Jun 13, 2016

Here’s a piece of engineering which lies somewhere between good ol’ Aussie know-how and just plain Wolf Creek psycho. Two Australian brothers, Mick and Shane Corish, have created a V12 LS1 by welding two LS1’s...

Mercedes-Benz plans new straight-six hybrid engine family

Jun 11, 2016

As part of its massive €3 billion investment in petrol and diesel engine technology, Mercedes will be debuting a new petrol inline-six engine together with a 48V electrical system and clever electric motor next year....

2016 Ford KA+ revealed, new Euro city car

Jun 09, 2016

Ford has revealed the price and specifications for the UK-bound KA+ light car. It is manufactured by Ford of India, where it is sold locally as the Figo, available as a five-door hatch shown here,...

DeLorean revival planned; limited production, double the power

Jun 08, 2016

The only well-known stainless-steel car thanks to the Back to the Future movie franchise, the DeLorean DMC-12, will go back into low volume production thanks to a Texas-based entrepreneur. The car still enjoys a very...

Mercedes to unveil concept Tesla Model X rival at Paris show – report

Jun 08, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will preview one of its upcoming electric cars – one of four the company has said it will produce before the end of the decade – at the Paris Motor Show in September. In...

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