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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.

Ford Fiesta celebrates 40 years of production

Jul 20, 2016

The Ford Fiesta has only been sold here since 2004, not to be confused with the Korean-built Festiva which came before it, but in actual fact the Fiesta turns 40 this year. A convoy of...

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage vs Holden Spark: City car comparison

Jul 20, 2016

Some new city cars in the lower end of the pricing spectrum are marketed in a way that is heavily skewed towards young women. The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage LS and 2016 Holden Spark LS have...

Tesla Model X will go on sale in Australia from $111,900

Jul 19, 2016

Tesla’s dramatic SUV brother to the wildly successful Model S sedan, the Model S, will go on sale in Australia late this year, and the company has released pricing for the entry P60D model. Promising...

Bristol Bullet previewed, all-new sports car

Jul 18, 2016

Famed British hand-built sports car outfit Bristol will rise again after its 2011 collapse into administration, with the Bristol Bullet sports car convertible. The revived company has shown a teaser photo showing the details of...

Infiniti plans world-first variable compression ratio tech

Jul 18, 2016

Nissan’s luxury arm will be getting a major shot in the arm when it releases a world-first V6 engine featuring something engineers have not yet managed to put into a mass-production car; variable compression ratio....

StreetFX Toyota 86 gets crazy VR38DETT GT-R conversion

Jul 18, 2016

In yet another world-first Toyota 86 engine conversion, StreetFX has dropped the VR38DETT from the demonic Nissan GT-R into the space formerly occupied by a 2.0-litre atmo’ boxer four. Previously, we showed the world’s fastest...

Ford Focus RS ‘Drift Mode’ under scrutiny in Australia

Jul 16, 2016

The new Ford Focus RS has just gone on sale in Australia and already it has drawn the indignation of safety experts, including Harold Scruby, head of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, because of its...

FCA offering cash reward for successful hackers

Jul 16, 2016

After numerous embarrassing cases on video showing the Jeep Cherokee being hacked into and controlled remotely, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is offering a cash incentive to any hackers who can find security flaws in any of...

New Nissan Serena debuts ProPILOT autonomous tech

Jul 15, 2016

Does anyone remember the Nissan Serena minivan from the 1990s? Much unloved, it was a mid-engined Toyota Tarago, pensioned off here after the first (SR20-powered) generation. Autocar called the glacial diesel version ‘the worst car...

Pokemon Go blamed for car crash, interactions found on Nurburgring

Jul 15, 2016

The success of Pokemon Go is, for the most part, inescapable. The immersive augmented reality mobile-app game has been a major hit since its July 6 release, catapulting Nintendo’s company value by over $11 billion....

Forza 6 gets new expansion pack, Monza and Catalunya added

Jul 14, 2016

Forza Motorsport 6 is now available with a new expansion pack which incorporates seven new cars and new tracks including Monza, Catalunya and Circuit of the Americas. The cars included in the package are the...

Honda develops hybrid motor that does without exotic metals

Jul 14, 2016

Honda is switching to a new type of electric motor in for its hybrid systems which is less reliant on rare metals. The company pledged a decade ago to reduce its reliance on the scarce...

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