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.

BMW X7 patent images surface, reveal production design

Aug 03, 2018

Some patent images of BMW’s upcoming mack daddy of all SUVs, the X7, have surfaced. These gives us the best look yet at the production exterior design. We already have a pretty good idea of...

2019 Audi A7 Sportback on sale in Australia in November

Aug 03, 2018

Following its international debut in October last year, Audi Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the 2019 Audi A7 Sportback. Audi is going to launch two main variants of the new A7, including...

1974 Jaguar E-Type restored beautifully with 6.1L V12

Aug 03, 2018

Classic Jaguar specialist E-Type UK has just completed an exquisite project, restoring a 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 to impeccable presentation. The project involved a 3000-hour restoration of what is perhaps known as the sexiest...

800hp Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang announced (video)

Aug 02, 2018

Renowned Ford tuner and vehicle manufacturer Hennessey Performance – the company responsible for the Hennessey Venom – has announced a special edition vehicle based on the Ford Mustang called the Heritage Edition. The car is...

Kia reports 5.1 per cent global sales increase in July

Aug 02, 2018

Kia has today announced its global sales stats for July, 2018, with the figure translating to a 5.1 per cent increase on the same month last year. The company has reported year-on-year increases for five...

Australian 2019 Hyundai Tucson expected to get 8spd auto

Aug 02, 2018

It’s understood Hyundai Australia is about to launch the MY2019 Tucson range, PerformanceDrive has learned. The updated model is set to introduce more technology such as SmartSense and Auto Link, while offering enhanced styling and...

GM reveals potent new 2.7L ‘Tripower’ turbo 4-cylinder

Aug 02, 2018

General Motors has announced a new ‘Tripower’ 2.7-litre turbo-petrol engine, offering one of the highest power outputs for a mainstream four-cylinder engine. The new engine is set to be introduced in GM’s big trucks as...

Mercedes-Benz announces $80k Nissan Navara V6

Aug 02, 2018

It’s been confirmed, the most expensive factory-delivered production ute will land in Australia in December. We’re talking about the Nissan Navara-based Mercedes-Benz X 350 d V6. The X 350 d will hit the market featuring...

Vauxhall GT X Experimental concept previewed further

Aug 01, 2018

Remember the Opel/Vauxhall teaser from last month previewing the next-gen design language for the now PSA-owned brand? Well, a slightly more revealing teaser has just been handed out. Called the GT X Experimental, the concept will...

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander now on sale in Australia

Aug 01, 2018

Mitsubishi Australia has announced updates for the launch of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander, bringing in a lightly freshened up design, improved in-cabin comfort, and revised handling. For the MY19 facelift Mitsubishi is offering three main...

Infiniti Q50 & Q60 updated for Australia, big price cuts

Aug 01, 2018

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 lineup has been revised in Australia, with a streamlined variant range cutting unpopular models, and prices cut for most. Starting with the Q50 sedan. This is the Japanese company’s...

Tesla Supercharger station opens in Narooma, NSW south coast

Aug 01, 2018

Tesla has expanded its public Supercharger network in Australia, today announcing the opening of a station set up in Narooma on the south coast of NSW. The Supercharger station includes four charging bays, and is...

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