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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.

New cheapest car in the world is the new (old) Jiagnan TT?

Jun 01, 2016

When Tata introduced the Nano in 2008, it was intended to be the world’s cheapest car, with a starting price of 100,000 (1 lakh) rupees (about AU$2000) targeted during development. It turns out the market...

Bentley 6.75L V8 getting ready to retire gracefully – report

May 30, 2016

The ol’ six-and-three-quarter-litre L-series V8 battleaxe which powers the current Bentley Mulsanne is reportedly getting ready for the chopping block. The pushrod, twin-turbo V8 can trace its heritage back to the 1959 Bentley S2, sharing...

Renault Clio R.S. 16 concept gets Megane 275 engine conversion

May 30, 2016

Those crazy French boffins at Renault’s Sport division have transplanted the Megane R.S. 275’s 201kW/360Nm 2.0-litre turbo engine and six-speed manual gearbox into the smaller Clio R.S body, for fun, culminating in the Clio R.S...

2016 Toyota Camry on sale in Australia from $26,490

May 30, 2016

Toyota has announced some light revisions for the 2016 Camry. Despite Australian production coming to an end in the next 18 months, Camry continues to sell very strongly, ruling the medium car sector at a...

Innovative Land Airbus could help traffic in China (video)

May 29, 2016

An innovative solution to China’s nightmarish congestion has been devised by Beijing-based Transit Explore Bus. Introducing the Land Airbus concept. The Land Airbus is envisaged as a new form of transport which allows cars to...

Gran Turismo Sport revealed, new PlayStation 4 driving simulator (videos)

May 29, 2016

Polyphony’s next driving simulator gaming instalment, Gran Turismo Sport, will become available exclusive to PS4 on November 15. The seminal driving simulator has been through six iterations since 1997, over four different platforms. The series...

Peugeot L500 R concept celebrates 1916 Indianapolis 500 victory

May 29, 2016

Peugeot has shown an outrageous and futuristic concept dubbed the L500 R Hybrid, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French lion’s 1916 Indianapolis 500 victory. Finished in the same blue colour as the race-winning...

2016 Volkswagen Amarok Atacama TDI420 review (video)

May 29, 2016

The 2016 Volkswagen Amarok competes in one of the fiercest and most competitive growth segments of the Australian vehicle market; the pickup utility sector. This makes it very difficult for any fresh carmaker to come...

GM now considering Aussie Carbon Revolution wheels – report

May 26, 2016

Geelong carbon fibre wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution scored a major coup last year when Ford announced it becoming an OEM supplier for the Shelby GT350R Mustang. The Aussie team scored another feather in the cap...

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...

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