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.

Volkswagen Jetta CC ‘junior Passat CC’ on the way – report

Mar 18, 2012

Volkswagen is set to be working on a smaller version of the Passat CC, possibly called the Volkswagen Jetta CC. It will be based on the new MQB platform, which also underpins the upcoming Golf,...

For Sale: Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby Super Snake with 750hp

Mar 18, 2012

Sometimes there’s just nothing quite like a V8. The Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby Super Snake is perhaps one of the pinnacle icons of V8 muscle, featuring a 750hp supercharged engine. This rare right-hand drive version...

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari museum featuring Enzo’s home

Mar 16, 2012

Ferrari has opened a new museum called the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena, the city where Ferrari was born. Not only where Ferrari the company was born, but where Enzo Ferrari himself was born. The...

Video: Toyota GT 86 crash already

Mar 16, 2012

A video has emerged showing what is possibly the first ever Toyota GT 86 crash. It’s a very light hit with some barriers in Tokyo. It occurred after a demonstration run with donuts went a...

Holden VE Commodore to be the new Chevrolet 2013 NASCAR?

Mar 16, 2012

Chevrolet has announced it will be unveiling an all-new NASCAR later this year, rumoured to be based on a Holden VE Commodore. The new car will be set for the 2013 season. Nothing is official...

Video: AMS Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R makes 1600hp at wheels UPDATE

Mar 15, 2012

Say hello to the AMS Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R project car, which has just laid down 1600hp on a Dynojet dyno. Surely this makes it the most powerful 2012 model R35 Nissan GT-R around? AMS...

Volvo V60 T5 Ocean Race limited editions announced

Mar 15, 2012

Volvo Australia is introducing a new limited edition range, available as the Volvo V60 T5 Ocean Race, Volvo XC60 D5 Ocean Race, and the Volvo XC70 D5 Ocean Race, all celebrating the V0lvo Ocean Race...

Saab 9-3 TTA to compete in Swedish Racing Elite League

Mar 15, 2012

Although Saab is bankrupt and nothing but an integral piece of automotive history, a lineup of Saab 9-3 TTA race cars are set to compete in Swedish Racing Elite League as one last hurrah. Up...

2013 Porsche Boxster S laps the Nurburgring in 7:58?

Mar 15, 2012

An image taken at a recent press launch event appears to reveal the new 2013 Porsche Boxster S is able to lap the Nurburgring in just 7:58. This would make it 12 seconds a lap...

Video: 2014 BMW M3 spied during winter testing

Mar 15, 2012

A 2014 BMW M3 prototype has been captured on video undergoing winter testing in northern Europe. The test car still features plenty of camouflaging and disguise as previously spotted. The current generation BMW M3 has...

‘Mazda RX-9’ rotary to be as efficient as piston engine – report

Mar 15, 2012

Mazda is continuing work on its next-generation ‘Mazda RX-9’ sports car which is set to feature a new rotary engine. Engineers are reportedly developing the engine so it is as fuel efficient as a piston...

2012 Toyota HiLux SR5 review

Mar 15, 2012

The ‘indestructible’ HiLux was Australia’s best-selling 4×4 ute last year, totalling 23,725 sales. Welcome to the 2012 Toyota HiLux SR5 fitted with the 4.0-litre V6 petrol. Although the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel is the most popular, we...

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