All posts by Brett Davis

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

BMW iX3 concept unveiled, previews all-electric SUV for 2020

Apr 25, 2018

This is it. The precursor to the all-electric BMW X3. It’s called the Concept iX3 and it has just made its public debut at the 2018 Auto China event in Beijing. BMW is planning to...

2019 Lexus ES revealed, hybrid ES 300h confirmed for Australia

Apr 25, 2018

Lexus has unveiled the new, 2019 Lexus ES medium-size luxury sedan. It comes in as a hybrid-only model, adopting the badge ES 300h, and is confirmed to go on sale in Australia during the fourth...

Jaguar XJ50 special edition celebrates 50 years of XJ

Apr 25, 2018

Jaguar is celebrating 50 years of the legendary XJ large luxury sedan, and has announced the XJ50 special edition to mark the occasion. With a heritage that kicked off back in 1968 with the XJ...

Video: Mark Webber makes Maria Sharapova scream in 911 GT2 RS

Apr 25, 2018

Porsche racing driver Mark Webber has teamed up with brand ambassador and tennis ace Maria Sharapova to create a humorous marketing video, using the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS as the main prop. It’s the...

Hardcore Nissan Navara AT32 OFF-ROADER special edition announced

Apr 25, 2018

Nissan in Europe has announced a new special edition of the Navara 4×4, called the AT32 OFF-ROADER. It was developed in collaboration with Arctic Trucks, and it has just made its public debut at the...

Range Rover Velar SVR continues testing, sounds beefy (video)

Apr 25, 2018

Now that the Jaguar F-PACE SVR has been revealed, there’s only one other main vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover that’s waiting for a V8; the new Range Rover Velar. A prototype has been spotted on...

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury officially revealed

Apr 24, 2018

Following a leak earlier this week, Mercedes-Maybach has now officially revealed the Vision Ultimate Luxury concept at the Auto China event in Beijing. Mercedes chief of design, Gorden Wagener, describes the concept as “a totally...

Video: Toyota Yaris GRMN 0-160km/h & engine sound

Apr 24, 2018

In Australia we used to miss out on a lot of the more interesting and cool niche vehicles offered overseas. But lately, it’s been pretty good. We get plenty of the good stuff. One of...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan leaks online: UPDATE

Apr 24, 2018

An image of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan has surfaced online, revealing the new variant for the very first time ahead of its Beijing motor show debut this week. UPDATE: Mercedes has now officially revealed the...

Audi e-tron quattro to offer multiple recharging options

Apr 24, 2018

Some more details of the upcoming Audi e-tron quattro have been revealed, along with some preview images showing a camou’ed prototype. The Audi e-tron quattro will be the company’s answer to cars such as the...

Audi Q8 previewed, will become new flagship SUV

Apr 24, 2018

It looks like Audi is planning to unveil its new flagship SUV soon, with the company releasing this teaser image on Facebook to stir some excitement. The model is expected to be the Q8. Sitting...

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 top speed confirmed (video)

Apr 24, 2018

Last week we saw a video which showed the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 attacking the Nurburgring, looking very much like it was hunting some kind of lap time. Now, the company has released a...

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