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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.

Mitsubishi Xpander name confirmed for new MPV

Aug 15, 2017

Mitsubishi has confirmed the name for its new MPV-SUV thing, called the Xpander. It makes its world debut at the Indonesian International Auto Show in Jakarta. The Xpander, which sounds like the name of some...

Porsche class action lawsuit results in free sunglasses

Aug 15, 2017

Porsche is already entangled in the massive emissions-cheating scandal with parent company Volkswagen Group. The last thing it needs is a class action lawsuit. But that’s exactly what has happened in the US (where else)....

For Sale: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 with twin-turbo kit

Aug 14, 2017

You might have enjoyed our DeLorean feature last week, with its LS9 Chevrolet V8 conversion. In the spirit of things we’ve found another DMC-12 up for sale on Craigslist in the US, this time featuring a...

Volkswagen Golf GTI Original & Golf R Grid editions announced

Aug 14, 2017

Volkswagen Golf sales are currently being suffocated in the small car market segment in Australia due to the recent arrival of great products like the new Hyundai i30, along with the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3...

Chinese carmaker makes bid on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – report

Aug 14, 2017

An offer from a Chinese automaker has reportedly been submitted with intent to purchase Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which is said to be the first serious offer. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is apparently of interest to other...

Decision on new Ferrari Dino to be made in Q1, 2018

Aug 14, 2017

Plans for a modern interpretation of the Ferrari Dino have again surfaced, with reports indicating the project is now awaiting a final green light. It’s understood it might not happen though as such an entry-level...

Dutch students make world’s first biodegradable car, from sugar & flax

Aug 14, 2017

A bunch of uni students in the Netherlands have developed the world’s first biodegradable car, sort of. It shows us that cars needn’t be so heavily-ladened with metal, and also shows us the possibilities in...

2018 Renault Megane R.S. engine spied, looks like 1.8

Aug 14, 2017

Yet another image of the 2018 Renault Megane R.S. has leaked out, showing and essentially confirming what appears to be Renault’s 1.8 TCe unit. There’s been plenty of speculation regarding Renault Sport’s direction on powerplant...

Special one-off Tesla Model S wagon being made

Aug 14, 2017

It might seem like station wagons are being replaced by the SUV, but there is still some demand for the wagon. Even in the field of electric vehicles, as one custom Tesla Model S wagon...

Jaguar Land Rover sales keep soaring, led by F-Pace SUV

Aug 12, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating impressive sales across all brands during the first financial quarter of 2017-2018 (April-June, UK), with figures up 3.5 per cent year-to-date led by the recent major product onslaught. The Tata-owned...

BMW X2 prototype hits the “urban jungle” with unique camouflage

Aug 12, 2017

BMW is getting ready to launch its new small SUV, the X2, and has sent out a pre-production prototype onto the streets of Munich to see how it handles the “urban jungle”. The prototype features...

Singer Design teams up with Williams for next Porsche 911 project

Aug 12, 2017

Remember Singer Design? The California-based company that builds jaw-dropping old-school Porsche 911 packages featuring modern components. Well, the latest project looks set to include a Williams 4.0-litre engine. The project is only in its early...

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