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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.

Video: McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari 458 Italia

Jul 03, 2011

Here it is folks, a McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari shoot-off. Ever since the McLaren MP4-12C debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, the only thing people wanted to know was, is it better...

Aston Martin V12 Zagato production comfirmed?

Jul 02, 2011

The stunning Aston Martin V12 Zagato has just been confirmed for production on Aston Martin’s website. The website lists the model as part of the showroom lineup, but says, “only a strictly limited run of...

2011 Australian International Motor Show – Top 10 must-sees

Jul 02, 2011

The 2011 Australian International Motor Show has just been opened to the public in Melbourne. The thing is though, where do you head first? What cars do you just have to check out? Perhaps the...

Joss JP1 prototype revealed at 2011 Australian International Motor Show

Jul 02, 2011

Joss is showing the latest version of its Joss JP1 prototype at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. The car at the show features an totally new body design compared with the Joss...

FPV Concept GT black debuts at 2011 Australian International Motor Show

Jul 01, 2011

A special FPV Concept GT black-on-black is now on show at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. This is Holden versus Ford as its greatest, with HSV unveiling a Black Edition Clubsport concept...

HSV Clubsport SV Black Edition debuts at 2011 Australian International Motor Show

Jul 01, 2011

The HSV Clubsport SV Black Edition is now on show at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. Like various other international manufacturers, HSV has taken on the increasingly popular ‘Black’ edition theme. It...

Cummins Napier Railton replica at 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Jun 30, 2011

Imagine rocking up to your local track day in this. It’s a replica of the Cummings Napier Railton racing car of 1933 and it will be on show at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed...

2011 Audi TT-RS Limited Edition S tronic hits Australia

Jun 30, 2011

The Audi TT RS Limited Edition S tronic dual-clutch DSG seven-speed automaic has just been announced for the Australian market. Normally only available in full manual form, the TT RS Limited Edition will only be...

Mazda RX-9 16X Renesis could show-off laser ignition technology

Jun 29, 2011

Mazda RX-9 16X Renesis with laser ignition. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? Even though the future of the Mazda rotary sports car hasn’t been officially announced yet, there are loads of rumours and reports going...

Video: Monster Tajima’s 2011 Pikes Peak run

Jun 29, 2011

A couple of days ago Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima set the world record at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs. We’ve now found some incredible footage of Monster completing that record-breaking run....

For Sale: Porsche 962 road-registered

Jun 28, 2011

Interested in blitzing track days and have a chequebook too thick to close? May we suggest not wasting your time looking at any more Lotus lightweights or Caterham-style semi-open-wheelers and just buying this? It’s a...

2012 BMW M5 sets Nurburgring sedan record of 7:55

Jun 28, 2011

The 2012 BMW M5 has apparently just set a new Nurburgring production sedan lap record of 7:55; that’s 18 seconds ahead of the previous E60 BMW M5 lap time of 8:13. Although it is a...

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