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.

Oepl ‘Ampera-e’ to hit Europe as re-badged Chev Bolt

Aug 27, 2016

GM’s European subsidiary, Opel, will get its own version of the Tesla Model 3-rivalling Chevrolet Bolt (pictured) as a captive import, set to be announced at the Paris Motor Show next month. The slightly restyled...

Renault Clio RS16 to go into production, Clio V6 successor?

Aug 27, 2016

Renault looks set to announce a limited run version of the Clio R.S. 16 at the Paris Motor Show next month, which could make it one of the most hardcore hot hatches ever produced. The...

Infiniti Q30 now on sale in Australia from $38,900

Aug 27, 2016

Infiniti’s entry-level Q30 hatch has launched in Australia, with pricing, specs and equipment all confirmed. Three engines are available. Opening the range is the $38,900 Q30 GT with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine of 115kW and...

Peugeot considering GTi versions of 2008 & 3008 – report

Aug 25, 2016

Peugeot is reportedly evaluating GTi versions of the 2008 and 3008, looking to inject some of the performance and image of the 208 and 308 GTi models to spice up the crossovers. The company is...

‘740hp’ the magic number for new Ford Mustang GT500?

Aug 25, 2016

More details about Ford’s mental Shelby GT500 Mustang have come to light, following increased prototype sightings and a report from Horsepower Kings. Although numbers of 800hp (596kW) were previously speculated, apparently 740hp is now the...

Mazda RX-9 apparently on track for 2019 – report

Aug 25, 2016

The on-again off-again rotary Mazda sports car has finally been given the go ahead, according to Japanese publication Holiday Auto. Even before the RX-VISION (pictured) was revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, speculation was...

Faraday Future testing new Model S competitor?

Aug 25, 2016

A prototype purported to be the basis for Faraday Future’s production cars has been spotted by Twitter user Everette Taylor in Los Angeles, suggesting the company’s first model could be a sedan. When Faraday Future...

Is this the 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift?

Aug 24, 2016

The Golf VII has reached that time of its life when it needs to start thinking about visiting the plastic surgeon, and if Dutch Autoblog’s scoop is anything to go by, then it will be...

Volkswagen Teramont large SUV spotted in China

Aug 24, 2016

Volkswagen’s upcoming large SUV, believed to be called the Teramont, has been caught with no clothes on inside a workshop in China. This model will go after the likes of Toyota Kluger, Mazda CX-9, and...

2017 Audi RS 3 Sedan spotted, sliding around Nurburgring (video)

Aug 24, 2016

When it comes to hot hatches, the Audi RS 3 is definitely at the pointy end of performance, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.3 seconds, on par with the Mercedes-AMG A 45 and comfortably...

For Sale: Immaculate 1973 Datsun 240Z in the USA

Aug 24, 2016

This week’s Cool Find is for all you Zed heads out there. An original 1973 Datsun 240Z, selling stateside with bidding starting at US$13,500 ($17,747 Dollarydoos). In the town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, this original...

Next-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom spotted, towing in Spain (video)

Aug 23, 2016

Rolls-Royce’s second-generation Phantom has been caught doing the rounds in sunny Spain, towing a weighty cargo trailer to test its torque and torsional rigidity. Rolls has already released teaser images showing the artisans of Goodwood...

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