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.

Toyota supercar confirmed, inspired by GR Super Sport concept

Jun 19, 2018

Toyota is planning a supercar. Yes, that’s right. A Toyota supercar. It’ll be inspired by the GR Super Sport Concept, which was shown to the public at the Le Mans endurance motorsport event over the...

Ford Mustang Bullitt on sale in Australia from $73,688

Jun 19, 2018

Prices for the beastly Ford Mustang Bullitt special edition have been confirmed for the Australian market, with just 700 examples confirmed locally making it one of the most exclusive new sports cars in the segment...

2019 Audi A1 Sportback revealed; awesome design, jumps to MQB platform

Jun 19, 2018

Following a number of teasers and previews, Audi has now unveiled the all-new 2019 Audi A1 Sportback. It showcases a muscular new look, with a big boost in safety, technology, and driving dynamics. Switching from...

2018 Honda HR-V updates announced, sporty RS variant added

Jun 19, 2018

Honda Australia has announced a string of updates for the 2018 Honda HR-V, introducing some improvements in safety while adding a new RS variant to the lineup. Starting with the sporty RS, this variant follows...

Audi boss Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany; dieselgate

Jun 18, 2018

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been arrested by the Munich prosecutor’s office in Germany, to prevent a potential suppressing of evidence relating to the massive Volkswagen Group dieselgate scandal. Professor Stadler was arrested at his...

2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed, first official images (UPDATE: interior, chassis images)

Jun 18, 2018

Official images of the 2019 Suzuki Jimny have been handed out, showing the new-look design for the first time. The full debut will take place very soon. As suspected, the 2019 Suzuki Jimny retains a...

2018 Audi A8 now on sale in Australia, arrives July

Jun 18, 2018

Local prices and specifications for the 2018 Audi A8 have been announced for Australia, following its initial unveiling in July last year. Australian buyers are being offered four different variants, spanning from the 50 TDI,...

Ferrari 488 Pista ‘Piloti Ferrari’ special edition revealed

Jun 18, 2018

Ferrari is making a bespoke version of the 488 Pista, called the Piloti Ferrari. It’s the result of its Tailor Made programme, with a strictly limited number going into production. The special edition is designed...

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV NRING & Stelvio QV NRING editions revealed

Jun 16, 2018

Alfa Romeo has announced a pair of special editions in Europe. Meet the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV NRING and Stelvio QV NRING. These limited-build models have been designed to help celebrate Alfa’s connection with the...

2019 BMW 8 Series revealed; 0-100km/h in as low as 3.7 seconds

Jun 16, 2018

This is it. The all-new BMW 8 Series coupe. It has just made its public debut at the Le Mans motor racing event in France, before it goes on sale in November. Inspired by the...

Upcoming Skoda Kodiaq RS claims 7-seat SUV Nurburgring record (video)

Jun 16, 2018

Ace Nurburgring driver Sabine Schmitz has taken out a new lap record for a production 7-seat SUV, using the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq RS diesel as the weapon of choice. Yep, a diesel. Schmitz pushed the...

Mazda SkyActiv-X engine to run 2-3 times leaner than regular engine

Jun 15, 2018

Some more details are starting to come through on Mazda’s interesting new SkyActiv-X SPCCI engine, also known as the Spark Controlled Compression Ignition unit. SkyActiv-X is Mazda’s next-gen philosophy for powertrain technology. The first of...

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