All posts by Mitchell Jones

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.

For Sale: 1958 Lotus Elite Series I, first production Lotus

Jun 29, 2016

An example of one of Lotus’s most significant cars will go under the hammer on July 30 at the Silverstone Classic; a 1958 Elite Series I. The Elite Series I is regarded as the company’s...

Aston Martin-Red Bull AM-RB 001 to debut next week

Jun 29, 2016

Aston Martin’s much-hyped Red bull hypercar, known as the AM-RB 001, will debut next week. On July 5, to be exact, following an exclusive preview to potential clients at the Monaco Grand Prix last month....

Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition announced, tribute to Le Mans win

Jun 29, 2016

A new special ‘66 Heritage Edition’ of the Ford GT hypercar is unleashed off its chain to commemorate the 1966 Le Mans dominance which so embedded the original GT40 Ford in folklore, when it gave...

Yet another Pagani Zonda one-off special made; the MD

Jun 29, 2016

Another in the long line of beautiful Pagani Zonda one-off special editions has been revealed. This one is called the MD, possibly commissioned by a managing director of some description? Even though the Zonda’s successor,...

2017 Citroen C3 revealed in leaked images

Jun 29, 2016

Pictures have leaked out showing Citroen’s next C3 small hatchback, which clearly takes inspiration from the distinctive C4 Cactus to establish itself as the boldest car in the segment. Earlier this year, Citroen cheekily previewed...

Election 2016: What lies ahead for the Australian auto sector?

Jun 29, 2016

The 2016 Australian election result is less than a week away. One area which hasn’t received much coverage is the automotive industry, and its component supplier sectors. Could this be because the public by-and-large accepts...

Opel GT still on the cards, although priorities are tight

Jun 28, 2016

The show-stopping Opel GT rear-wheel drive coupe concept from this year’s Geneva Motor Show stands a chance for production, if a report out of Autocar is to be believed. The show car, which showcased design...

Fully electric BMW i8 in the pipeline – report

Jun 27, 2016

BMW’s i-division is said to be working on a prototype i8 which ditches the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine in favour of a larger battery pack to become a pure EV supercar. According to Autocar, the...

Matt LeBlanc to leave Top Gear if Chris Evans stays

Jun 27, 2016

According to Britain’s favourite tabloid The Sun, Top Gear co-presenter Matt LeBlanc has threatened to walk away from the new series if unloved host Chris Evans does not go first. The Murdoch-owned gossip gazette says...

Top 10 best inline six production engines of all time

Jun 26, 2016

The straight six engine is the most harmonically balanced configuration available. In recent times, it has been superseded by the V6, which is shorter and easier to package, especially in front-wheel drive applications. The inline...

Jeep Wrangler gets makeover by Chelsea Truck Company

Jun 24, 2016

The current Jeep Wrangler is near the end of its lifecycle, but that hasn’t stopped British boffins Chelsea Truck Company (an offshoot of Kahn design) from going to town on it and adding some flares...

Sporty Ford Mondeo ST-Line announced in Europe

Jun 23, 2016

Ford is using the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) to showcase the new Mondeo ST-Line, which gets a number of sporty visual enhancements. Ford launched the ST-Line on the Focus and Fiesta earlier this year....

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