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.

2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon VFII review (video)

Dec 19, 2015

What you’re looking at here is the final chapter of a story that started in 1948; the birth of the six-cylinder, Australian-built family car. For the best part of seven decades it has been an...

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC & SLC 43 AMG revealed, new SLK

Dec 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new generation two-seat roadster, called the ‘R173’ SLC. Replacing the R172 SLK, the SLC is the mid-cycle facelift with minor updates. The biggest changes are under the bonnet, with a new...

New Ford GT to feature smartphone-like Gorilla Glass windscreen

Dec 16, 2015

Ford’s 2016 GT supercar will feature innovative smartphone-inspired technology for its glass engine panel and windscreen. Lighter than conventional automotive glass, “Gorilla Glass” is a lightweight but impact-resistant triple layered glass used primarily on smartphones....

IONIQ: Hyundai’s new hybrid/EV previewed again, interior shown

Dec 16, 2015

Two more teasers for the upcoming Hyundai IONIQ electric/hybrid have surfaced, revealing more details and clues about the company’s first ever dedicated eco model. Inside, there is a traditional instrument cluster, infotainment/HVAC layout and gear...

BAIC-Atieva preview new Tesla-rivalling Chinese electric car

Dec 14, 2015

BAIC Group, known for manufacturing the Foton ute and having collaborations with Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, has released a teaser image of a purported Tesla-rivalling electric car. With a projected 480km full-charge range, thanks to a 23.4kWh battery...

Ford investing US$4.5 billion in EV & hybrid technology

Dec 11, 2015

While Ford has been one of the more successful US automakers since the dark days of the early-mid 2000s, when all three were on the brink of oblivion, there are a few areas where it...

12.3L V16 Devel Sixteen engine hits the dyno; over 4500hp (video)

Dec 09, 2015

When the Devel Sixteen was first shown at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show, many stratospheric performance and power claims were made, and the media was sceptical and even ridiculed it as another vapourware hypercar that...

Mexican-Italian ‘Inferno’ previewed, pitched as 1400hp supercar

Dec 08, 2015

If your Tuesday hasn’t been mental or unhinged enough, we could have the antidote here. This is the Inferno supercar, an unholy fusion of Mexican and Italian. It might sound good in the food world,...

Mazda KOERU could go into production as new coupe SUV

Dec 08, 2015

Mazda’s boss has dropped hints about a possible production version of the KOERU crossover concept shown at Frankfurt Motor Show in September, a report has revealed. The KOERU concept is similar in size to CX-5...

Hyundai’s new hybrid & EV IONIQ previewed, confirmed for Australia

Dec 08, 2015

Hyundai has shown a teaser of its upcoming Prius rival, called the IONIQ. This will be the company’s first dedicated hybrid and electric vehicle when it arrives next year. While looking decidedly more car-like than...

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint goes into production?

Dec 07, 2015

Images have emerged online that seem to confirm Ford Australia is readying at least one special edition; a Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint. Following trademarks for XR6 Sprint, XR6 Turbo Sprint and XR8 Sprint being lodged...

Porsche confirms EV production car, inspired by Mission E concept

Dec 06, 2015

Porsche has confirmed a production version of the Mission E electric, Tesla Model S-rivalling, sedan is going to go into production. Investing 1 billion euros (around AU$1.48 billon) in total, including at the Zuffenhausen assembly...

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