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.

GT-R-powered Nissan Qashqai becomes fastest SUV in the world

Apr 23, 2018

If you loved the idea of the Nissan Juke Nismo from a couple of years ago, then you’ll love this. It’s a custom build by a company called Severn Valley Motorsport (SVM), and what they’ve...

Audi SQ5 major prize in new Audi Foundation raffle

Apr 23, 2018

Audi Australia, through the Audi Foundation, has announced another big-prize raffle. This time a new Audi SQ5 is up for grabs, valued at around $125,000. The latest draw follows up from the first event that...

BMW iX3 concept heading to Beijing, previews electric SUV (video)

Apr 23, 2018

As reported last year, BMW is planning to launch an electric version of its new X3 medium-size SUV. Over the weekend the company released a quick teaser video previewing the model, called iX3. The vehicle...

2019 Jeep Wrangler ‘Scrambler’ pickup spotted (video)

Apr 23, 2018

Jeep has been spotted testing a pickup prototype version of its Wrangler in the US. The pickup model is rumoured to adopt the name Scrambler, and is set to help Jeep compete in the popular...

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury previews new SUV

Apr 21, 2018

It’s been long-rumoured that Mercedes-Maybach would do a super-luxury SUV to rival the likes of the Bentley Bentayga. And now, here it is. Well, sort of. It’s called the Vision Mercedes-Mayback Ultimate Luxury, and what...

2017 Ford Mustang sales; best-selling sports car in the world, again

Apr 21, 2018

The Ford Mustang has been crowned the best-selling sports car in the world for a third year in a row, with 125,809 examples sold in 2017. According to data compiled by IHS Markit, more Mustangs...

2019 Jaguar XE & XF receive new 300 Sport variant

Apr 20, 2018

A new engine variant has been added to Jaguar’s sedans, taking on the badge ‘300 Sport’. It’s being applied to the 2019 XE and XF updates. A bit like the 400 Sport added to the...

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS laps Nurburgring in 6:56.4 (video)

Apr 20, 2018

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has set a blistering lap around the Nurburgring, stopping the clock in just 6:56.4. This is one of the quickest times for a production car. Porsche works driver Kevin...

McLaren announces exclusive 570S Spider Design Editions

Apr 20, 2018

A new special edition version of the McLaren 570S Spider has been announced, called the Design Edition. Five different themes are being launched, each providing an exclusive look. Based on the 570S Spider, which is...

Brabham confirms 520kW 5.4L V8 for new BT62 supercar

Apr 19, 2018

Remember the Brabham BT62 teaser from last month? Well, another teaser has been released along with some interesting (and very tasty) specifications. Yes, there’s another new supercar on the horizon. This time by a company...

2018 Renault Koleos range gets Apple CarPlay, AEB as standard

Apr 19, 2018

Renault Australia is announcing some updates for the Koleos range, giving the medium-size SUV improved safety and in-car connectivity. All models in the range now come standard with Advanced Emergency Braking System. This is essentially Renault’s...

2019 Ford Mustang GT500 spotted, getting pre-facelift design? (Video)

Apr 19, 2018

The next-gen Ford Mustang GT500 has been spotted in prototype form, briefly, undergoing some street testing in the US. We get a quick glimpse of the engine sound and some clues of the exterior styling....

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