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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.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer debuts new eAxle tech, powertrain from i8

May 26, 2016

GKN’s acclaimed eAxle technology is used in the Porsche 918 Spyder, Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine and BMW i8. Now, it appears another candidate is on the cards: the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Fresh...

Alpina eyeing BMW’s new quad-turbo diesel for future models

May 25, 2016

BMW’s quad-turbo engine was only revealed last week, and the first recipient of which will be the BMW 750d xDrive. It hasn’t even started delivery yet, and already a more potent version of the ‘world’s...

New Audi S8 tuned to nearly 800hp by mcchip-dkr

May 20, 2016

We’ve featured no shortage of Audi tuners here on PD, particularly for the smaller four- and five-cylinder models, where tuners extract jaw-dropping power figures and sometimes exceed 300km/h. For a change we’re featuring mcchip-dkr’s latest...

HSV to continue on after Commodore production ceases – report

May 20, 2016

HSV has given the strongest indication yet that a hotted-up version of the next, imported Commodore will indeed be part of its future lineup and that it intends to continue doing the design and finishing...

Stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato unveiled

May 20, 2016

Aston Martin will launch another collaboration with Italian coachbuilder Zagato, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept, at Italy’s Villa d’Este Concorso d’Elegance. The two companies have worked together for 56 years, with recent examples including...

Vilner gives previous-gen Shelby Super Snake exquisite interior

May 19, 2016

The outgoing Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake is renowned for many things. Being brutally powerful and fast, deadly in the wrong hands, and exhilarating, but words which don’t spring to mind are handcrafted, elegant and...

First Alfa Romeo Giulia QV reviews are in, looks good (videos)

May 19, 2016

The first reviews for the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV have hit the web, from the cooking petrol and diesel models, to the 375kW, 600Nm Ferrari-powered QV flagship. The Giulia is such a crucial model for...

New BMW 7 Series remote parking system detects people (video)

May 19, 2016

BMW’s new G11 7 Series is notable for many technical achievements. These include a carbon-fibre-intensive construction, and a remote parking feature which can be controlled via a smart phone or the key fob. It was...

New Ford GT gets optional carbon fibre wheels, made in Australia

May 18, 2016

Things may be dire and grim for Australia’s car manufacturing future and, by association the component sector, but here’s a bit of good news that shows there’s still life in the latter. Geelong’s Carbon Revolution,...

New Tesla Roadster on the way, could be fastest Tesla yet?

May 18, 2016

Some information about a successor to Tesla’s seminal Roadster is circulating, with a company representative confirming it will be larger and quicker than the outgoing model. Tesla’s Nordic Countries manager Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen dropped hints about...

BMW 750d revealed; new quad-turbo super limo

May 18, 2016

BMW’s quad-turbocharged diesel straight six has made its debut under the hood of the new G11 7 Series. The 750d xDrive and long wheelbase 750Ld xDrive will commence European deliveries in July. With power and...

Top-spec 2017 Chevrolet Malibu to debut new 9-speed auto

May 17, 2016

In the race for more ratios, GM is installing a new nine-speed automatic in the top line Chevy Malibu Premier – a car based on the same E2XX platform as the next Opel Insignia (and...

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