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 CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

Lamborghini Polo Storico restores ultra-rare Miura SVR

Jun 22, 2018

If you love classic supercars and, in particular, old Lamborghinis (who doesn’t?), then you’ll love this story. Lamborghini Polo Storico (Italian speak for restoration firm), has fully restored the Miura SVR. The Miura SVR was...

2019 Chevrolet Blazer revealed, gets sporty RS variant

Jun 22, 2018

Chevrolet has unveiled the rather Camaro-esque 2019 Blazer SUV in North America, “raising the bar on crossover design”, Chevrolet says. The new model will sit between the Equinox and the Traverse (not sold in Australia)...

2018 Nissan QASHQAI update adds Ti flagship variant

Jun 22, 2018

Nissan Australia has added a new flagship model to the 2018 QASHQAI range, introducing the QASHQAI Ti. It joins other flagship models in Nissan’s showroom that use the Ti badge. The Ti sits above and...

Mazda CX-5 getting 2.5 turbo, emissions document confirms

Jun 21, 2018

It seems Mazda is about to introduce its new 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine for the CX-5 mid-size SUV. Well, if a California Air Resources Board document is anything to go by. The document shows testing of...

2018 Holden Commodore VXR vs Kia Stinger 330Si: Sports sedan comparison (video)

Jun 21, 2018

The affordable large sports sedan market has changed dramatically. For starters, you can forget Australian made. And, technically, most sedans aren’t even sedans these days; in the case of these two, both feature a sporty...

Porsche buys 10% stake in Rimac, forges “development partnership”

Jun 21, 2018

It’s a match made in heaven. Porsche has decided to team up with Croatian electric vehicle specialist, Rimac, acquiring a minority stake of 10 per cent. Rimac, makers of the mental Rimac One and C_Two...

2019 Volvo S60 revealed, topped by T8 Polestar Engineered

Jun 21, 2018

Volvo Cars has unveiled the all-new 2019 Volvo S60 overnight, revealing its fresh new look and confirming a range of petrol engine options and advanced safety features. The new S60 builds on the from the...

2019 Kia Optima on sale in Australia, prices reduced

Jun 20, 2018

Following the overseas reveal of the 2019 Kia Optima, Kia Australia has now introduced the facelift with some local changes, giving it “renewed relevance”. The sedan market is one of the fastest-declining segments in Australia....

Bentley hunting production SUV record at Pikes Peak with Bentayga W12

Jun 20, 2018

Bentley, of all carmakers, is planning to attack the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event this year, as previously announced. And now it’s ready to roar. What car will it use? The mighty Bentayga super-luxury...

2018 Lexus RX 350L Sports Luxury review (video)

Jun 20, 2018

Lexus is finally competing in the demanding 7-seat crossover market segment, thanks to the introduction of the RX L. This is not just a regular RX with two additional seats shoved in the back. It’s...

2019 Volvo S60 previewed one last time, debuts tonight

Jun 20, 2018

Volvo has sent out one last teaser of the 2019 Volvo S60 sedan ahead of its full reveal in less than 24 hours. The latest teaser gives us a decent look at the suave front...

Ford & Volkswagen announce strategic alliance

Jun 20, 2018

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG have announced they have signed into a Memorandum of Understanding agreement that will see the two pair up to strengthen each other. The two companies are “exploring potential projects...

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