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.

HSV SportsCat on sale in Australia priced from $60,790

Feb 12, 2018

HSV’s all new model based on the Holden Colorado, called the HSV SportsCat, has officially gone into production with prices and finer specs confirmed. As revealed earlier this year, the SportsCat comes packed with the...

Range Rover Sport PHEV climbs 999 steps for new record

Feb 12, 2018

Range Rover has set an unusual world record in China, driving one of its SUVs up a massive set to stairs to the iconic Heaven’s Gate natural rock arch. This involved climbing an insane 999...

McLaren MSO announces ‘Defined’ options for 57GT & 570S

Feb 12, 2018

McLaren’s Special Operations division has announced a new suite of ‘Defined’ accessories for the 570S and 570GT, including an exhaust system and special colour combinations. Firstly, McLaren MSO is jumping on board the black pack...

New Peugeot 508 to debut at Geneva – report

Feb 11, 2018

Peugeot is preparing the next-gen 508 sedan, and will reportedly unveil the new model as early as the Geneva motor show next month. Its design is expected to be inspired by the Instinct concept car...

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door previewed, Geneva debut confirmed

Feb 11, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will unveiling the all-new four-door AMG GT model at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month. It will join the range of two-door GT performance models. We’ve already seen a preview...

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 review (video)

Feb 11, 2018

Hybrids are increasingly becoming not only the most fuel efficient powertrain options but also the most powerful in the industry. You only need to glance at some of the fastest and most powerful road cars...

2019 Volkswagen Touareg previewed, rear-wheel steering confirmed

Feb 10, 2018

Following the finding of some patent images, Volkswagen has sent out the first teaser of the next-gen, 2018-2019 Touareg, confirming it will be unveiled in China on March 23. The teaser shows the next Touareg...

For Sale: 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 with 2L Zetec twin-cam conversion

Feb 09, 2018

If you love classic rally cars (and who doesn’t), an opportunity has come up to buy yourself a 1980 Ford Mk2 Escort featuring a modern 2.0-litre Zetec engine conversion. This is an epic build and...

Subaru of America celebrates 50th birthday with special editions

Feb 09, 2018

Subaru of America has unveiled a fleet of special editions at the Chicago auto show, helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Subaru brand in the US. The Chicago show, just getting underway now,...

Video: Porsche Top 5 video series returns for season 2

Feb 09, 2018

Porsche is about to launch season two of its popular Top 5 YouTube video series. Videos in the first series included cool things such as top five best sounding Porsches, craziest concept cars and heaps...

2018 Nissan 370Z update now on sale in Australia

Feb 09, 2018

The Nissan 370Z has come in for another facelift, for the 2018 model year. It brings in some minor styling tweaks and… that’s about it. The 370Z first went on sale in 2009. Since then,...

Volvo reports 7.0% increase in sales for 2017, profits up 27.7%

Feb 08, 2018

Volvo Cars has reported its 2017 sales figures and revenue, with global sales up 7.0 per cent compared with 2016 figures. The drive has been largely thanks to demand in China. Volvo sold 571,577 vehicles...

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