All posts by Alexi Falson

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.

Australian Mint announces Ford & Holden 50c coins, limited edition

Aug 22, 2018

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the launch of a new series of automotive-themed fifty-cent pieces, with Ford or Holden to be decided via its first ever ‘reverendum’. What is a ‘reverendum’, you ask? Well,...

McLaren boss rules out SUV, full electric model in the pipeline

Aug 21, 2018

McLaren is developing new electric powertrains for future models, planning a P1 successor, and will not be making an SUV, according to its CEO, Mike Flewitt. Speaking with Automative News, Mike Flewitt confirmed that McLaren...

Audi e-tron SUV rendered, shows potential design detail

Aug 21, 2018

High definition renderings of one artist’s take on the Audi e-tron SUV have made their way online, ahead of the new model’s official release later this year. The Audi’s e-tron SUV has been previewed time...

Nissan plans expansion in China, production to increase 30%

Aug 21, 2018

Nissan is planning to expand its production capacity in China by more than 30 per cent, according to a report that says the Japanese manufacturer is eyeing off top spot in the rapidly-growing market. The...

Saudi fund interested in Tesla also looking at Lucid Motors – report

Aug 21, 2018

The Saudi Arabian fund reportedly interested in Tesla’s possible move to go private is also looking to invest in one of Tesla’s competitors, Lucid Motors, according to a report. PIF – the Saudi Arabian sovereign...

Video helps convict speeding Hellcat driver, over 300km/h

Aug 20, 2018

A 22-year-old man in the US has been charged with reckless driving after sprinting down a freeway in his Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat at 318km/h. William Jefferson, the man behind the wheel of the Hellcat,...

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets 6 lap records (video)

Aug 17, 2018

Porsche is wrapping up a successful showcase of just what its new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid can do after setting six lap records at six famous circuits around the globe. Porsche started out with a...

Liberty Walk plans G-Class kit for new Suzuki Jimny

Aug 17, 2018

Japanese bodykit producer Liberty Walk has unveiled plans for a tough new upgrade kit for the new Suzuki Jimny. And we can’t help but admire its plucky, off-road attitude. If you’re looking for a jaw-dropping...

Ford preparing rugged ‘baby Bronco’ SUV – report

Aug 17, 2018

Ford is reportedly planning a new compact rugged SUV, dubbed the baby Bronco, which is set to offer more serious off-road credentials than the existing Ford Escape. According to a Reuters report, citing a top...

VW may recall 124,000 cars due to harmful materials

Aug 14, 2018

Volkswagen may be looking at another raft of recalls of its electric vehicles after cadmium – a carcinogenic metal – has been found in over 120,000 of its electric and hybrid vehicles, according to reports....

Tesla to go private, Saudi Arabia investor a key driver

Aug 14, 2018

Just under a week after the news that Elon Musk was planning on taking Tesla Motors private at $420 a share, the CEO has posted an update identifying Saudi Arabia as a key player and...

Ultimate barn find: Original 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S

Aug 13, 2018

A reddit user in the US has hit the automotive jackpot after opening his grandparent’s storage unit to find a 1981 Lamborghini Countach, and a Ferrari 308. The story came to light when a reddit...