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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.

McLaren confirms ultimate road-legal track car is coming

Oct 18, 2017

McLaren has confirmed its next Ultimate Series supercar will be unveiled during the first quarter of 2018. It’s being labelled as its “most track-concentrated road car” yet. Not to be confused with the upcoming McLaren...

2018 Ford Ranger spied in Victoria, hides updated front end

Oct 18, 2017

Ford Australia has been spotted testing the facelifted, 2018 Ford Ranger out on public roads in Victoria, hiding a new-look front end and some minor detail changes. This image was sent in to us by...

Haval H6 first car to pass new roll-over crash test by CATARC in China

Oct 18, 2017

The China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (CATARC) has conducted its first roll-over crash safety test, and the first vehicle to take part and pass, was the latest Haval H6. The safety group conducted the...

Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster GTS now on sale in Australia

Oct 18, 2017

Porsche has revealed the new 718 Cayman GTS and 718 Boxster GTS, bringing in more power, a distinct darkened theme, and unique interior for the mid-engined sports cars. In the engine compartment the 2.5-litre turbo...

2019 BMW 3 Series G20 spotted, to adopt CLAR platform (video)

Oct 18, 2017

BMW has been spotted testing the next-gen 2019 BMW 3 Series, known as the G20, out near and at the Nurburgring in Germany. This is expected to be a big leap ahead of the current...

Polestar 1 revealed with new 600hp hybrid powertrain

Oct 18, 2017

Following the teaser from yesterday, Volvo’s Polestar arm has now unveiled its first bespoke vehicle. Creatively, it’s called the Polestar 1. As you can probably tell the Polestar 1 shares some foundations with the Volvo...

2017 BMW M4 Competition LCI review (video)

Oct 17, 2017

BMW has been making mid-size performance coupes for decades. Over three decades, actually, which means the company has loads of experience in the field. Some changes have been made to its latest model with the...

2018 Lexus CT 200h on sale in Australia from $40,900

Oct 17, 2017

Australian specifications and prices for the 2018 Lexus CT 200h have been confirmed, with more technology and creature comfort added to the company’s hybrid-only model. The Lexus CT 200h is not only the company’s smallest...

2018 Audi A7 Sportback previewed, debuts this week

Oct 17, 2017

Audi has sent out a teaser of the new Audi A7 Sportback, which will be unveiled later this week. It’s set to showcase some of the new technologies seen on the recently-revealed A8. In terms...

Polestar’s first car previewed again, looks fat

Oct 17, 2017

Volvo’s Polestar performance arm has sent out the last and most revealing teaser yet of its first bespoke model, showing the fat-arse rear end of a coupe with Polestar’s new badge sitting in the centre....

Kia Stonic launches in Europe, gets 1.0 T-GDI range-topper

Oct 17, 2017

While Hyundai Australia has just launched the Kona, overseas, Kia has launched its sister car, the Kia Stonic. It competes in the same small SUV market segment. The Stonic is offered in five different trim...

Great Wall & BMW to co-develop electric vehicles in China

Oct 16, 2017

Chinese vehicle manufacturer Great Wall Motors and German luxury car manufacturer BMW are set to establish a joint venture in China for the sale and development of electric vehicles. Both parties entered into a confidential...

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