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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 Senna revealed as ultimate road-legal track car

Dec 11, 2017

Introducing the McLaren Senna. Otherwise known as the “ultimate road-legal track car”, according to McLaren. It’s named after the great, late Ayrton Senna, who was perhaps one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time....

Hyundai Kona, Holden Equinox get 5-star ANCAP, MG ZS 4 stars

Dec 08, 2017

A range of new SUVs have been crash tested under ANCAP’s stringent regime, with some models receiving the full five stars and others dropping a bit below. Starting with the latest five-star achievers, the new...

BBR develops turbo kit for 1.5L Mazda MX-5

Dec 08, 2017

Renowned Mazda MX-5 tuner BBR in the UK has developed a new turbo package for the entry 1.5-litre engine, giving it a breath of extra oomph. BBR says the kit was developed following the popular...

HSV Colorado SportsCat revealed, Camaro coming as Chevrolet

Dec 08, 2017

The future of HSV has begun, with the unveiling of the all-new HSV Colorado SportsCat, previously thought to be called the Wildfire. This is the vehicle that was rumoured a couple of weeks ago, based...

For Sale: Classic Mazdas up for auction; 808, Familia, 800, 1000 wagon

Dec 07, 2017

A rare collection of four Mazda classics is up for auction on GraysOnline at the moment, including a Mazda 808 sedan, Familiar Deluxe sedan, an 800 SSA sedan, and a 1000 wagon. The 1977 Mazda...

Former Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt sentenced to 7 years prison

Dec 07, 2017

Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the US after he pleaded guilty to two felony charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and violating the Clean...

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe debuts in February, to adopt Kona styling

Dec 07, 2017

Some details of the next-gen, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe are starting to come through, with rumours indicating it will debut as soon as February next year. According to reports the new model will adopt some...

Alpine A110 ‘Sport’ in the works, more power & less weight – report

Dec 07, 2017

Renault is reportedly planning a lightweight, higher performance version of the new Alpine A110, coming in as a kind of R.S. version for serious driving fans. The news stems from an Auto Express report in...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS (X167) spied, to adopt new MHA platform (video)

Dec 07, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has been spotted testing the next-gen GLS, codenamed X167, out on the streets in Germany. The prototype is wearing plenty of camouflage to conceal the all-new design. The current GLS hasn’t undergone a major...

Jaguar I-Pace undergoes final stages of testing, arrives in LA

Dec 06, 2017

The upcoming Jaguar I-Pace is undergoing its final on-road testing ahead of its 2018 debut, with a prototype recently rolling back into Los Angeles. Jaguar debuted the I-Pace concept at the LA auto show last...

Video: The Grand Tour team try to look more ‘American’

Dec 06, 2017

A couple more teasers of the second season of The Grand Tour have hit the ‘Tube, including a funny sketch about the hosts trying to look more American (i.e. Donald Trump). The team go into...

2018 Ford EcoSport on sale in Australia December 14

Dec 06, 2017

Ford Australia is getting ready to launch the MY2018 EcoSport compact SUV, following its unveiling earlier this year. It brings in an updated design, improved in-car tech, and new powertrain options. Starting with the design...

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