All posts by Mitchell Jones

Mitchell is a contributing journalist 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.

Hyundai Motor Group unveils new ‘E-GMP’ EV platform

Dec 03, 2020

An all-new modular electric platform, called E-GMP, from Hyundai Motor Group will see 23 new battery electric vehicles (BEV) launched across the Kia and Hyundai brands by 2025. This will include a “high performance model”...

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition revealed

Dec 03, 2020

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric car has generated a lot of buzz and controversy on the internet. Some suggest that the hallowed pony should not be used on a four-door, electric-only SUV, while others have applauded...

2021 Subaru Outback confirmed for Australia

Dec 03, 2020

The sixth-generation 2021 Subaru Outback has been confirmed for Australia, just as its sedan sibling, the Liberty, ends its 31-year career in the country. Migrating to the Subaru Global Architecture which underpins the current Impreza...

Porsche Cayman with V8 conversion is nuts (video)

Dec 01, 2020

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman – whilst not exactly short on power – are not about outright grunt. They are mid-engined sports cars whose raison d’être is more about scalpel sharp cornering precision and mid-engined...

Next-gen Mazda2 to be based on Toyota Yaris – report

Dec 01, 2020

According to a report from Autocar, the next-generation Mazda2 will be spun-off from the recently launched, fourth-gen Toyota Yaris – at least in Europe. Company documents confirm plans for a model based on Toyota’s advanced...

2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport on sale from $37,665

Nov 30, 2020

Those in the market for a small SUV with a strong sporting aesthetic are now treated to another option, with the launch of the Toyota C-HR GR Sport. This is the first GR Sport model...

Designer envisions 1994 Ford Mustang ‘RS Cosworth’ (video)

Nov 30, 2020

Here at PerformanceDrive we love automotive ‘what-ifs’ – hypothetical vehicles that are an imaginative flight of fantasy. Witness the Falcon ST & RS as well as the Holden Cruze A9X to see what we mean. Digital...

2021 DeLorean DMC-12 envisioned, pure perfection

Nov 26, 2020

The DeLorean DMC-12 is a car embedded in folklore for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it had stainless steel bodywork. Secondly, it had gullwing doors, and, most importantly, it was the star of the Back...

For Sale: 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’ replica

Nov 25, 2020

If you’ve always wanted a rolling homage to the Gone in Sixty Seconds film, then you are in luck. A stunningly faithful replica of the 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’ Mustang is listed for auction...

Accessory-packed Ford Ranger Wildtrak X returns for 2021

Nov 25, 2020

Hot on the heels of strong sales, the 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X dusts off a successful nameplate with some added toughness. This model bridges the gap between the cooking Wildtrak and the flagship Ranger...

Porsche Taycan drifts its way to a new world record (video)

Nov 25, 2020

There are still a handful of enthusiasts who reject the idea that an electric car can do exciting things, like drift. Porsche has smashed through that illusion, sideways, with its new Taycan fully electric sports...

W16 Giocattolo Hyperod planned for 2022, limited to 50 units

Nov 24, 2020

Giocattolo is a very evocative word in Australia’s motoring lexicon, but if you are of Italian descent, you will recognise it as the word for toy. A chapter which began in the mid-1980s is set...