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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.

2016 BMW X1 officially unveiled, new FWD platform

Jun 03, 2015

One of the most hotly-anticipated new car releases of this year, the all-new F48 2016 BMW X1 has been premiered by BMW today. It is the second BMW to use the UKL front-wheel drive platform,...

Video: 1000hp Chev LSX-powered Willys Jeep is insane

Jun 02, 2015

The Willy’s Jeep has fought hard for a place in history as a light and simple military vehicle that soldiers could depend on. Honest, slow, hard-riding and patriotic. Like a friendly, loyal mule. When you...

12,000hp hypercar lineup gather for ‘Impressive Wrap’ launch

Jun 02, 2015

Wanna see what 12,000 hp looks like? Feast your eyes, folks. That’s 8.9 megawatts of blistering supercar porn right there. American exotic car tuner and vinyl wrapper Impressive Wrap has just opened a new outlet...

Video: Sleeper Holden VL Calais turbo produces 734kW ATW

Jun 02, 2015

Australia has a diverse array of VL Commodores tuned to ridiculous levels, running ridiculous quarter-mile times and showing staggering dyno numbers. Enter the D’Annello Performance VL Calais turbo. What sets the D’Annello Performance VL Calais...

Top 10 Best SUVs coming to Australia in 2015-2016

Jun 02, 2015

The popularity of Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is well documented and ever-rising. With more and more Aussies enjoying the higher driving position and packaging of an SUV, we thought we’d compile a list of the...

Aston Martin Q division announces special Vanquish collection

Jun 02, 2015

Aston Martin’s bespoke customisation division, Q, has taken the wraps of its Vanquish ‘One of Seven’ Collection. The first of which is going to a German businessman by the name of Markus Storck. Q by...

Bristol planning ‘Project Pinnacle’, with BMW powertrain

Jun 02, 2015

Bespoke British car manufacturer Bristol has confirmed that it recently announced Project Pinnacle will see a return to BMW power for the storied marque. Bristol cut its teeth with BMW-based designs for its cars and...

Top 8 Aussie motoring fails

Jun 01, 2015

The Australian motoring industry has seen its fair share of triumphs and fine achievements over the years, but as we enter the twilight phase, let’s have a look at some of the stinkers that have...

For Sale: Jon Olssen’s insane Audi RS 6 Avant – 1000hp

Jun 01, 2015

Jon Olssen’s ballistic Audi RS 6 Avant has made a name for itself competing in events such as the notorious Gumball 3000 rally in Europe. Now, the car is up for sale. Force-feeding 1000hp (746kW)...

Video: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 6 trailer

Jun 01, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld’s acclaimed online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will commence it’s 6th season on June 3rd. And judging by this latest trailer, it’s going to be a good one. Since it’s debut in...

Is this the new-look 2016 Mazda BT-50?

Jun 01, 2015

An image of what appears to be the 2016 Mazda BT-50 facelift has hit the web, showing its new-look front end. This year is shaping up to be a memorable one for the ultra-competitive commercial...

New-look 2016 Toyota LandCruiser revealed in more detail

Jun 01, 2015

Following last week’s leaked front end image of the facelifted LandCruiser 200, more pictures have emerged on social media showing the exterior in full. First posted by Instagram user @hamad1two3, the images come from what...

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