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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.

Holden Astra Sportwagon confirmed for Australia, arrives late 2017

Jun 14, 2017

Holden has confirmed it will be introducing the new Astra Sportwagon later this year, complimenting the hatch and sedan range for the popular small car segment. The new Astra Sportwagon boasts over 1600 litres of...

213kW Land Rover Discovery Sport & Evoque confirmed for Australia

Jun 13, 2017

Following the overseas announcement of the MY2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque updates, the local arm has now confirmed some specs and pricing. In case you forgot, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery...

2018 Volkswagen Polo previewed, June 16 debut confirmed

Jun 13, 2017

Volkswagen is previewing the all-new, 2018 Polo for the first time, following plenty of spy shots and speculation. The 2018 Polo is set to switch to VW’s widely-used MQB A0 platform. With this, we can expect...

2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake debut coincides with XF’s 10th birthday

Jun 13, 2017

Jaguar is celebrating 10 years since the introduction of the XF luxury sedan, and is confirming it will unveil the new XF Sportbrake at a special celebratory event on June 14. The new XF Sportbrake...

Hyundai IONIQ hybrid spotted testing in Australia

Jun 13, 2017

A pre-production example of the new Hyundai IONIQ has been spotted undergoing testing in Australia, ahead of its market arrival here later this year. This example was spotted south of Sydney over the weekend, with ‘IONIQ’ registration plates making...

Hyundai Kona previewed one last time, debuts June 12

Jun 12, 2017

Hyundai has sent out a couple more teasers of its upcoming small SUV, the Kona, revealing more of the Kona’s body design than ever before. Well, not quite ‘ever before’. As you may remember, an example...

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder spotted

Jun 09, 2017

Lamborghini has been spotted test driving a lightly-disguised, drop-top Spyder version of the Huracan Performante, essentially confirming such a model will exist. The Huracan Performante hasn’t even hit the market yet but it seems Lamborghini...

McLaren not jumping on the SUV bandwagon, sales soaring

Jun 09, 2017

McLaren won’t be jumping on the SUV fashion train any time soon, according to McLaren Automotive’s Asia Pacific boss. Instead, the company is continuing its focus on driver’s cars and GT cars. More and more SUVs...

McLaren 720S arrives in Australia, priced from $489,900

Jun 09, 2017

Another new chapter has begun at McLaren following its revival a few years ago, with the Australian debut of the next-gen Super Series car; the McLaren 720S. McLaren unveiled the car today to Australian media, giving us...

Range Rover Velar V8 ‘SVR’ spotted again (video)

Jun 09, 2017

Range Rover has been spotted once again testing a prototype version of the gorgeous new Velar SUV, giving off a clear V8 soundtrack. It’s believed this could be a ‘Velar SVR’, of sorts. The Velar...

2018 Subaru BRZ tS by STI revealed, for US market

Jun 09, 2017

This is it. The new Subaru BRZ STI. Well, technically it’s called the BRZ tS, tuned by STI. But it looks like this is the closest we’ll get to a proper STI version. Ever since...

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA unveiled; more power, less weight

Jun 09, 2017

Following a teaser earlier this week Subaru of America has now revealed the new WRX STI Type RA. It’s inspired by a new WRX race car that will attempt a Nurburgring lap record. Subaru says...

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