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.

Mercedes-Benz C 200 Edition C on sale in Australia from $60,900

Apr 13, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Australia is launching a new special edition C-Class, called the Edition C, bringing added features and value to Australia’s favourite premium mid-sizer. Based on the entry C 200, the Edition C packs in an...

Video: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 hunting Nurburgring record?

Apr 13, 2018

It looks like Chevrolet could be attempting to break a new lap record at the Nurburgring with the 2019 Corvette ZR1, as spy photographers spot an official prototype attacking the circuit at full speed. The...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute now on sale in Australia

Apr 12, 2018

The all-new, Nissan-Navara-with-different-panels Mercedes-Benz X-Class has officially arrived in Australia, bringing Mercedes flavour to a Japanese ute, built in Spain. Mercedes-Benz Vans is handling the job of selling the new model and is initially offering...

Jaguar Land Rover partners up with 007 ELEMENTS experience in Austria

Apr 12, 2018

James Bond fans who live in or near Austria will be excited to hear there’s a special interactive experience about to open up at the top of Gaislachkogl peak, called 007 ELEMENTS. Jaguar Land Rover...

2018 Hyundai i30 updates announced for Australia, range expanded

Apr 12, 2018

Hyundai Australia has announced the 2018 Hyundai i30 range, bringing in some upgrades and changes for the new model year, while the lineup is expanded to offer more variety. Joining the range is the Elite...

Current Suzuki Jimny production ends, new model to debut in October

Apr 12, 2018

Suzuki is on a roll at the moment, releasing a number of surprisingly appealing little cars over the past couple of years. The next on the agenda is the all-new, 2019 Suzuki Jimny, which is...

For Sale: 2012 Audi R8 with 600kW twin-turbo conversion

Apr 12, 2018

An interesting Audi R8 has popped up for sale on the used car market. Not only is it a rare Carbon Edition with a six-speed manual, but it also features a comprehensive twin-turbo kit. Yes,...

2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied, sound of 3.0TT? (Video)

Apr 12, 2018

The upcoming 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder has been spotted in prototype form on the Autobahn in Germany, giving us a quick sample of the exhaust note and potential clues of what engine it will...

Lamborghini Aventador ‘SVJ’ prototype spotted at Nurburgring (video)

Apr 11, 2018

Lamborghini has been spotted testing a hardcore Aventador prototype out on the Nurburgring, set to be an evolution of the already-bonkers Aventador SV. Dubbed the SVJ, for SuperVeloce Jota, the new model is seen wearing...

Jaguar F-PACE SVR now available to order in Australia, prices confirmed

Apr 11, 2018

The Jaguar F-PACE SVR powerhouse is on sale in Australia and ready to order. It comes in as the most powerful SUV in its class, sporting a fire-breathing supercharged V8 engine. Unveiled at the New...

Aussie tuner developing Kia Stinger upgrade, 322kW ATW so far

Apr 11, 2018

It was only a matter of time before some tuning house got hold of the new Kia Stinger to see what could be extracted from it. And here we see one of the first attempts...

2019 Lexus ES previewed before Beijing auto show debut

Apr 11, 2018

It looks like Lexus is planning to unveil the new Lexus ES at the Auto China 2018 event in Beijing later this month, as it hands out a sneaky teaser showing the front end. Lexus...

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