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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.

Wartsila Emma Maersk: Biggest engine in the world?

Jul 27, 2011

Could this be the biggest engine in the world? It’s made by a company called Wartsila in Finland and it powers one of the biggest transport ships around today, the Emma Maersk. It’s basically a...

Lamborghini Gallardo catches fire in Scotland

Jul 27, 2011

As much as we hate to report things like this, a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar has caught fire in Scotland over the weekend, causing devastating damage to the car. The 40-something owner of the Gallardo was...

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hennessey V1000 tuning kit

Jul 27, 2011

Hennessey has released details of a new tuning package for the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe called the Hennessey V1000. As you might have guessed, the tuning kit brings power levels up to the 1000hp mark (746kW)....

2011 MINI Cooper S review

Jul 27, 2011

If you thought the MINI Cooper S was a little bit girly, perhaps a little on the soft side, you can think again. The latest 2011 MINI Cooper S is definitely capable of scaring the...

Red Bull Racing for the road – Cars with wings?

Jul 26, 2011

Remember when Red Bull was just a humble energy drink? And then you started seeing the name and the ‘charging bulls’ logo sponsoring various sports events, mostly extreme ones like the Red Bull Air Race....

Video: Alfa Romeo 4C first promo commercial

Jul 26, 2011

Alfa Romeo has just released a new Alfa Romeo 4C video promo for the upcoming sports coupe. After being officially unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Alfa Romeo is getting ready...

Video: MINI ALL4 Racing car prepares for 2012 Dakar Rally

Jul 25, 2011

Monster Energy X-raid Team are getting ready to take on the 2012 Dakar Rally with their new MINI ALL4 Racing rally car, after missing out on this year’s event. The team is currently testing the...

New Porsche 550 (551) Spyder confirmed by Porsche CEO

Jul 24, 2011

Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller recently expressed interest in creating a modern take of the Porsche 550 Spyder which he says could be called the Porsche 551 Spyder. The car will be a retake on the...

Video: AMG Driving Academy Braking, Slalom, Oversteer and Understeer

Jul 24, 2011

Mercedes-Benz USA and the AMG Driving Academy have released a few more videos of their latest driving course. These new videos outline the AMG Driving Academy Braking, Slalom and Oversteer and Understeer techniques which are...

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series unveiled at German Grand Prix

Jul 24, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series at its official debut world premiere event at the German Formula One Grand Prix. This is the meatiest, muscliest of all C-Class...

Ruf CTR 3 third generation revisions announced

Jul 23, 2011

Independent German auto manufacturer, Ruf Automobile, has released a third-generation Ruf CTR 3, loosely based on Porsche vehicles. Unlike the previous Ruf CTR 3 models this new one gets a mid-engined layout over the more...

BMW 1 Series M Coupe crashed already

Jul 23, 2011

BMW and M Division have only just launched the BMW 1 Series M Coupe in some markets but one has already been crashed. This is the first crash we’ve heard of involving the new 1...

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