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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.

Top 10 best SUVs coming to Australia in 2016-2017

Feb 17, 2016

Following the popularity of our Top 10 Best SUVs coming to Australia in 2015-2016 feature, we bring you the next wave of urban conquerors. We’ve endeavoured to give you a diverse preview of the most...

Renault Alpine Vision concept revealed, production version later in 2016

Feb 17, 2016

Renault’s promised revival of the famous Alpine brand has become very tangible, with the unveiling of the Geneva-bound Alpine Vision concept. Renault says a showroom version will arrive by the end of the year, with...

Ford Falcon XR6 & XR8 Sprint specs leaked online

Feb 17, 2016

Further information about Ford’s 2016 XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint have come to light, following the manufacturer earlier this week revealing the unprecedented use of carbon fibre in a Falcon. This time, chassis, torque and...

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint features unique carbon intake

Feb 15, 2016

It turns out the car everyone is talking about at the moment, the 2016 Falcon XR6 Sprint, has something in common with the ultra-exotic BMW E46 M3 CSL; a carbon fibre intake. The intake system...

Ford ‘C240’ hybrid in the works, stand-alone Toyota Prius rival – report

Feb 11, 2016

Ford is reportedly preparing a dedicated Toyota Prius rival for market entry in the next couple of years, apparently codenamed the C240. It is expected to be offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid form. According...

Top 10 most interesting import cars for Australia after 2018

Feb 11, 2016

While the announcement that Australians will be able to import near-new cars from 2018 has ruffled some feathers, we at PD are glass half-full kinda people. Let’s have a look at some of the interesting...

Tesla Model 3 to be priced under US$35,000, first look March 31

Feb 11, 2016

The price of Tesla’s Model 3, which will be previewed next month, could be as low as US$25,000 in some US states thanks to extra tax credits in certain areas. With a confirmed starting price...

SHERP ATV makes your SUV seem as useful as a glass football (video)

Feb 10, 2016

Time to face facts; your SUV sucks and it will never be as awesome as the Vodka-slurping, bear-riding SHERP ATV from Russia. Pulverising obstacles up to 70cm tall, and able to scale icy creeks, the...

GM offers its Volt hybrid powertrain to other carmakers

Feb 10, 2016

GM’s global powertrain chief Dan Nicholson has indicated a desire to share the hybrid powertrain of the Chevrolet Volt to other carmakers to amortise costs. Chevrolet revealed the new Volt last year at the Detroit...

Australian Government to allow near-new personal imports after 2018

Feb 10, 2016

In a move that could potentially change Australia’s motoring landscape, the government has green-lit a parallel/grey import proposal for 2018, changing the Motor Vehicle Standards Act of 1989. This has drawn the ire of the...

Lethal Performance reveals its supercharged 2016 Mustang GT350

Feb 10, 2016

American lunatics Lethal Performance has wound up the crazy on Ford’s most exotic pony, the latest Mustang GT350. The Mustang Shelby GT350, sadly denied to us Australians for the moment, is truly a monumental car...

Porsche Mission E EV sports car development starts, codenamed J1

Feb 10, 2016

Progress is said to be well and truly underway for Porsche’s production electric sedan, based on the Mission E concept shown at last year’s Frankfurt show, following production confirmation in December. Spurred on by the...

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