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.

For Sale: Mark Webber’s 2007 Red Bull Racing F1 car

Nov 10, 2014

The road to racing an F1 car is paved with years of hard work, determination and building talent. Now, however, you can skip all of that and buy a genuine F1 car, raced by our...

Next-gen Toyota Prius to use Le Mans tech – report

Nov 10, 2014

The next generation, 2016 Toyota Prius is set to receive track-tested technology upgrades derived from developments made by Toyota Motorsport and the TS040 hybrid Le Mans racing car. It’s expected to be the most efficient...

Marussia F1 team closes down, 200 staff made redundant

Nov 09, 2014

Formula One team Marussia has announced it is closing its doors and will no longer compete in the sport, with all 200 staff losing their jobs. Marussia went into administration last month, with the team...

José Mujica offered $1 million for his clapped out VW Beetle

Nov 08, 2014

Uruguay’s president José Mujica, the man once nicknamed ‘the world’s poorest president’ has received a $1 million offer for his 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. The offer came from a wealthy Sheikh during a G77 meeting in...

2015 Mercedes-Benz Maybach to debut at LA show

Nov 07, 2014

Fear not rappers and high-end executives, the Maybach is back from the dead and set to make a comeback at the upcoming LA auto show later this month. After ceasing production in 2010 due to...

Hyundai-Kia given record fine for inaccurate economy figures

Nov 05, 2014

Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have just been given the largest penalty in history for overstating fuel economy claims. A $350 million fine issued by the US Department of Justice & Environmental Protection Agency consists...

Keyless entry systems an increasing threat to hacking and theft

Oct 28, 2014

Keyless entry technology used in countless new cars has come under fire recently following a large spike in hacking and re-programming key-fob-related break-ins and thefts. The problem has reached a boiling point in the UK, with...

Top 10 most flamboyant cosmetic car mods

Oct 22, 2014

So, you’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a brand new supercar. Congratulations, your new toy is bound to catch everyone’s attention, and jokes about the size of your anatomy are not far behind....

Editorial: Driving someone else’s Mercedes E 63 AMG

Oct 14, 2014

It was a Friday afternoon in a Circular Quay wine bar. The venue’s windows were already fogging up from the businessmen and women letting off steam. My section was filled with the usual bunch of...