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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.

Video: Tesla Model S P85D up against Caterham’s mental 620R

Jul 27, 2015

Here are two very different vehicles which you would never expect to line up for an angry battle. A 2238kg electric luxury sedan squaring up against a 545kg featherweight club-racer. The drag racing escapades of...

2016 Lexus IS update revealed for USA, IS 300h gets 3.5L V6

Jul 27, 2015

The Lexus IS has undergone engine and specification revisions for the 2016 model year, with the big news being the addition of the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine first seen in the NX 200t. As previously confirmed,...

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles in USA to rectify hacking issue

Jul 27, 2015

Following recent demonstrations of how its cars can be hacked by computer programmers via the infotainment system, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has rushed a voluntary recall of some 1.4 million vehicles. The purpose of the recall...

Video: Mercedes-Benz SLC prototype spotted, SLK replacement

Jul 27, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is very busy testing the replacement of its SLK roadster, to be called the SLC, which is expected to debut at the Frankfurt show in September. Spotted at the Nurburgring, we can see the...

Top 10 engine conversion ideas for production cars

Jul 26, 2015

As manufacturers succumb to increasing pressure from emissions targets and mass-market demands, some formerly renowned favourites of enthusiasts are becoming lacklustre and same-same. Let’s cast our minds to a parallel universe, where the enthusiasts call...

ABT develops new tuning kit for 2015 Audi S3 sedan

Jul 24, 2015

Renowned Audi tuner ABT Sportsline is showing off its latest upgrade package for the 2015 Audi S3 sedan, giving it more power and some visual tweaks. Starting with 221kW channeled through a quattro all-wheel drive...

Video: Tesla Model S posts 9:08 Nurburgring lap, with amateur driver

Jul 24, 2015

A video has emerged showing a lower-spec Tesla Model S conquering the famed Nurburging Nordschleife in 9:08, showing good potential with a professional driver. While the freshly Ludicrous-ified P85D and P90D are the world’s quickest...

Ford GT prototype spotted at petrol station, looks out of place

Jul 24, 2015

Unpainted prototypes of Ford’s 2017 GT supercar have been doing the rounds, giving it plenty of exposure to opportunistic snappers. This example was caught while stopping for some petrol in Michigan, USA – near Ford...

Uni students in Germany break 0-100km/h record: 1.779 seconds (video)

Jul 24, 2015

German university students have decimated the world 0-100km/h record, using a customer electric-powered formula racer. University of Stuttgart’s ‘Green Team’ students blitzed the sprint in just 1.779 seconds, bettering the previous record by a scant...

2016 Porsche 911 facelift to feature new 3.0L turbo engines – report

Jul 24, 2015

With the Frankfurt debut of Porsche’s facelifted 2016 ‘991.2’ model 911 just around the corner, rumours and buzz has reached fever pitch. Spy shots have been doing the rounds and Porsche has even released some...

Autonomous vehicle tech being tested in Australia for first time

Jul 21, 2015

South Australia will this year be leading the nation head-first into the world of autonomous driving, thanks to a collaboration between the SA government, ARRB research group, Volvo, Bosch and Telstra. A series of tests...

Youxia Motors previews new ‘One’ electric supercar from China

Jul 20, 2015

Adding to the ever-expanding universe of electric supercars, another Chinese company, called Youxia Motors, has revealed its intention to throw its hat into the ring. Youxia Motors has released pictures of the ‘One’ coupe, which uses...

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