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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.

Nissan engineers create 48kWh LEAF in their spare time

Jul 22, 2016

Engineers from Nissan’s Spanish outpost have tinkered away voluntarily at a Nissan LEAF electric hatch in a bid to see what they could do about increasing its range for a competition. In order to do...

Mitsubishi teases MPV concept heading to Indonesian auto ahow

Jul 22, 2016

Mitsubishi is teasing a new, small crossover concept due to be shown at the Indonesian motor show on the 11th of August. MPVs, particularly compact ones, are a very hot commodity in Indonesia, with the...

Elon Musk reveals Tesla Master Plan: Part Two

Jul 21, 2016

Elon Musk has dropped the mic once again, with Part Two of the Tesla Master Plan laid bare. Part One was the democratisation of electric cars starting from the low-volume Roadster, then mid-volume Model S...

Bentley Bentayga fishing kit by Mulliner announced

Jul 20, 2016

It’s a common problem. You’ve just picked up your Bentley Bentaya and shooting pheasants just doesn’t arouse you like it used to. You could turn your hunting attention to the sea, but you don’t want...

Mercedes bus concept shows off potential autonomous future

Jul 20, 2016

Mercedes is showing off an autonomous bus which might make friendly (and rude) bus drivers around the world slightly nervous. Called, aptly enough, the Future Bus, it uses technology developed from its autonomous truck concepts...

Forza Horizon 3 gets Ford Falcon XR8, Holden Torana A9X

Jul 20, 2016

We’ve already told you about Forza Horizon 3, the Australian themed open-road Xbox One game which will hit shelves on September 10, but now Roadshow has revealed 150 of the game’s 350 cars. It includes...

Fifth Gear host creates wild Enfield 8000, quickest EV in the world?

Jul 20, 2016

Thanks to cars like the Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode, it’s now widely accepted that electric vehicles can be stupidly rapid. This is thanks to the electric motor, with one moving part producing...

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....

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