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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.

HSV developing 375kW V6 for 2018 Commodore ‘VXR’ – report

Apr 29, 2017

Australians might be about to lose one of its favourite sports sedans, but it seems the next-gen 2018 Commodore ‘VXR’ variant, potentially branded as a HSV, could receive a new twin-turbo V6. According to an...

2017 Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo gets boost to 660Nm

Apr 29, 2017

Not happy with the power of your new Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo? A new model is being announced called the B4 S Bi-Turbo, as previewed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. The S edition...

Lamborghini opens epic showroom in Dubai, biggest in the world

Apr 28, 2017

Dubai is known for its riches, flamboyance and cornucopia of supercars and hypercars. So, what better place for Lamborghini to open up one of its most dramatic and stunning showrooms. The new facility is the...

Volkswagen T-Roc previewed as all-new compact SUV (video)

Apr 28, 2017

Volkswagen will soon launch a compact SUV going by the name of T-Roc, and has released a short teaser to generate some anticipation. Seen here in prototype form, the T-Roc will slot in beneath the...

Hyundai Kona previewed; compact SUV debuting new design direction

Apr 28, 2017

Hyundai is getting set to unveil its new Kona SUV which will showcase the next direction for the company’s future design philosophy. The Kona will feature an all-new ‘Cascading Grille’ design theme and front end,...

2017 BMW 4 Series LCI on sale in Australia from $69,900

Apr 27, 2017

Following an international debut in January, BMW Australia has now announced pricing and lineup details for the 2017 BMW 4 Series LCI update. Three main model variants make up the Aussie range, spanning from the...

2017 BMW M550i revealed; quicker, more efficient than M5

Apr 27, 2017

Following the debut of the new quad-turbo M550d yesterday, BMW has now unveiled the new M550i xDrive performance 5 Series, sitting as a stepping stone just beneath the M5. First thing’s first, the engine. It’s...

2017 Ford Focus RS POV review – first impressions (video)

Apr 26, 2017

This is the quickest-accelerating Ford production car available in Australia right now. Yes, the mighty Ford Focus RS has been an instant hit with Ford fans and hot hatch fans ever since it launched last...

Great Wall Steed scores dismal 2-star ANCAP safety rating

Apr 26, 2017

ANCAP has run its series of crash tests on the latest Great Wall Steed, and, as no surprise really, it has returned with a dismal two-star safety rating. Great Wall has claimed the all-new ute...

2017 BMW M550d revealed; quad-turbo, most powerful 6cyl diesel

Apr 26, 2017

BMW has revealed the new 2017 M550d performance diesel sedan with an insane four turbochargers on board, creating the world’s most powerful production six-cylinder diesel passenger car. The new M550d is based on the latest...

For Sale: 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Leichtbau, 51 of 86 built

Apr 25, 2017

A very rare and stunning 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Leichtbau will go up for auction in the UK next month, at the Silverstone Auctions May Sale event. For 911 aficionados, the Turbo S Leichtbau...

Mitsubishi launches SVP division with L200/Triton ‘Barbarian’

Apr 25, 2017

It seems Mitsubishi is now jumping on the ol’ Special Vehicle division bandwagon, announcing a unique Triton overseas called the L200 Barbarian SVP. The special edition coincides with the announcement of a new division within...

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