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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.

Kelleners Sport KS1-S BMW 1 Series M Coupe tuning kit

Jul 10, 2011

The all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupe isn’t even officially on sale in Australia yet but tuning packs are already being developed. Meet the Kelleners Sport KS1-S, also known as, the first tuning kit for...

Lamborghini ending manual transmission option

Jul 10, 2011

Yep, it was only a matter of time but Lamborghini has confirmed it will not be making a manual-transmission supercar in the future. The current Lamborghini Gallardo will be the last car the company offers...

Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS driven by Jeff Zwart at Pikes Peak

Jul 10, 2011

At last week’s 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event in Colorado Springs, USA, Jeff Zwart drove his Porsche 911 GT2 RS to a personal best 2WD Time Attack sprint. An intriguing video has just...

BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet: fastest 4-seat convertible in the world

Jul 09, 2011

BRABUS has just revealed its latest product. It’s called the BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet and it’s based on the recently released Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. Being a BRABUS, it’s no shy performer when it comes...

2015 Ford Mustang coming to Australia?

Jul 08, 2011

The next-generation 2015 Ford Mustang could be coming to Australia as Ford prepares the 50th-year anniversary celebration model. Ford will be sending the new Mustang to some international markets, coinciding with the ‘Ford One’ strategy....

Video: BRABUS SLR McLaren does 150km/h in car park

Jul 08, 2011

Here’s an interesting video that has popped up on the www, it’s a BRABUS SLR McLaren Roadster doing 150km/h in a car park. The special Mercedes-Benz-based BRABUS SLR Roadster is apparently one of only four...

For Sale: 2000 Lamborghini Diablo GTR

Jul 08, 2011

Today we find a strapping example of a 2000 Lamborghini Diablo GTR for sale. It’s one of only 32 ever made by Lamborghini (only 30 were planned) and it includes plenty of kit to suit...

2012 (991) Porsche 911 prototype catches fire

Jul 08, 2011

A next-generation 2012 (991) Porsche 911 prototype has caught fire during pre-production test drives in Germany. According to reports, the prototype 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet was engulfed in flames when fire departments came to the...

Lamborghini Gallardo Galaxy Warrior kit: yuck?

Jul 08, 2011

Tired of the natural good looks of your Lamborghini Gallardo? Why not ruin it with an ATS Automotive Lamborghini Gallardo Galaxy Warrior bodykit? This super-vulgar pack was found on a German classifieds website. Let’s go...

Next (991) Porsche 911 to get electro steering and seven-speed manual

Jul 07, 2011

The next-generation, 2012 991 Porsche 911 will apparently come with a seven-speed manual gearbox and will do without the traditional hydraulic steering in favour of a new electro-mechanical steering setup. A number of big automotive...

Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs Audi RS 3

Jul 07, 2011

AutoExpress in the UK has released a nice little video of a race between the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe and the new hottest hatch to hit the block, the Audi RS 3. Both...

1977 Holden Torana A9X ‘barn find’ to be auctioned

Jul 07, 2011

An extremely rare 1977 Holden Torana A9X hatchback will go under the hammer at an upcoming Shannons auction in Sydney in a few weeks. The A9X has been in storage under a house for 12...

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