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 His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

Infiniti dealership networks in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney announced

May 02, 2012

Infiniti Cars Australia has announced the initial dealership networks for Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, including Suttons Motor Group NSW, Penfolds Motors VIC, and A.P. Eagers in QLD. Infiniti, a luxury performance brand of Nissan, will...

Prindiville Lamborghini Aventador J gets a roof, and more power

May 02, 2012

A British tuning specialist by the name of Prindiville has released its idea of a Prindiville Lamborghini Aventador J. For those who don’t know, the Aventador J is an insane one-off concept car. The J...

Mitsubishi Lancer, ASX and Outlander ACTiV limited editions

May 02, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has announced a trio of limited edition models; the Mitsubishi ASX ACTiV, the Mitsubishi Lancer ACTiV, and the Mitsubishi Outlander ACTiV. Each come with a smattering of sporty features and highlights and...

2013 Renault Clio teaser revealed ahead of Paris debut

May 01, 2012

A teaser image of the new 2013 Renault Clio has leaked online, showing what appears to be the rear corner of the upcoming hatch. The new model isn’t set to debut until the 2012 Paris...

Heico Sportiv 2013 Volvo V40 performance upgrade preview

May 01, 2012

Even though the new 2013 Volvo V40 is yet to hit the showrooms, aftermarket tuning company Heico Sportiv is already planning some performance upgrades for the svelte new hatch. In standard form, the Volvo V40...

Video: 2013 Porsche Panamera prototype spotted

May 01, 2012

Porsche has been spotted test driving a 2013 Porsche Panamera prototype in Germany on public streets. The facelifted model is due next year, and is expected to showcase moderate styling updates. The prototype seen here...

Rimac One Concept all-electric supercar priced at $980K

May 01, 2012

Remember the rather striking Rimac One Concept from late last year? The Croatian company has now put a price on the electric supercar, and pitched it just under US$1 million (approximately AU$940,000). It seems kind...

2013 Toyota RAV4 Electric to be revealed May 7

May 01, 2012

Toyota has released a bit of a teaser image of the new 2013 Toyota RAV4 Electric; an all-electric SUV. The sporty off-roader is set to debut at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in...

2012 Lotus Elise S now on sale in Australia

Apr 30, 2012

Lotus Australia has introduced the new 2012 Lotus Elise S for the local market, replacing the outgoing Elise SC. The new variant comes with more torque, and improved fuel economy, while the price has climbed...

2012 BMW X5 xDrive30d review

Apr 30, 2012

The BMW X5 has been around since 1999. It is regarded as one of the best-handling SUVs money can buy. Does the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive30d still offer that ‘sheer driving pleasure’? 2012 BMW X5...

Video: Ferrari 458 does donuts to celebrate 8 million Facebook Likes

Apr 30, 2012

Yesterday we reported that Audi was celebrating a Facebook milestone of 500,000 Likes. It seems Ferrari has overshadowed that mark, celebrating a whopping eight million Likes. And what better way to celebrate by, of course,...

Video: Audi R8 does donuts to celebrate 500,000 Facebook Likes

Apr 29, 2012

As a way of celebrating a recent Facebook milestone of 500,000 ‘Likes’, Audi has put together a video using an Audi R8 to write the digits on the ground in donuts and wheelspin. The Audi...

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