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

Audi R8 Carbon Edition, Audi RS 5 and Audi TT RS Limited Edition announced in Australia

Sep 22, 2011

Audi has announced three special edition models for the Australian market. The Audi R8 Carbon Edition, Audi TT RS Limited Edition and the Audi RS 5 Coupe Limited Edition. Each model comes with additional equipment...

Video: 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport promotional footage

Sep 22, 2011

Suzuki has released a short promotion film for the new 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport, a car that was unveiled at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show currently underway. The clip gives us a preview of...

Subaru BRZ concept to be unveiled at 2011 LA Auto Show

Sep 22, 2011

Subaru will be unveiling the all-new Subaru BRZ, finally in full detail, at the upcoming 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The BRZ on show won’t be the production version however, it will be...

Peugeot 208 ‘GTI’ reborn 205 GTI coming in 2013 – report

Sep 22, 2011

Peugeot is getting set to unveil the new Peugeot 208, and, more interestingly, the new Peugeot 208 ‘GTI’ which is being dubbed as a true successor to the original Peugeot 205 GTI. (rendered speculation) According...

Ultimate Racing Championship brings back retro Le Mans racing

Sep 22, 2011

You may have heard of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, well now there’s going to be an Ultimate Racing Championship (URC). The URC will become part of the American Le Mans Series from 2012 onwards and...

Maxximus Prodigy liquid natural gas supercar with 1600hp

Sep 21, 2011

A small American supercar car company called Maxximus has come up with a new concept called the Maxximus Prodigy. It’s a liquid natural gas supercar which is promising to output around 1600hp (1194kW) using natural...

For Sale: 1991 Ferrari Testarossa 4.9 Coupe

Sep 21, 2011

A very rare and unique 1991 Ferrari Testarossa 4.9 Coupe will be up for sale at the Top Car Sale, British Car Auctions in Nottingham UK tomorrow. The Testarossa is in immaculate condition with just...

Infiniti M35h sets Guinness World Record with quickest hybrid quarter mile

Sep 21, 2011

Ever wondered what the quickest production hybrid vehicle is? Wonder no more, the Infiniti M35h sports sedan has just been crowned the quickest on the quarter mile by the Guinness World Records with a time...

2012 (991) Porsche 911 laps Nurburgring in 7:40

Sep 20, 2011

Porsche’s all-new 2012 (991) Porsche 911 has reportedly lapped the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:40, around 13 seconds faster than the 997 predecessor and around as fast as the previous Porsche 911 GT3. And this...

BMW 1 Series M Coupe Manhart Racing MH1 Biturbo package

Sep 20, 2011

Another tuner has come up with a package for the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. It’s called the Manhart Racing MH1 Biturbo package and it brings more engine power and some aerodynamic revisions. Many...

Lexus LS TMG Edition spotted

Sep 20, 2011

A special Lexus LS TMG Edition has been spotted testing on the Nurburgring in Germany in the past couple of days, and here we see the prototype sitting inside Toyota Motorsports GmbH facilities. The special...

Nissan GT-R crash ends up in ditch submerged in water

Sep 20, 2011

An unfortunate Nissan GT-R and its owner have been involved in a nasty car crash that left the two sitting submerged in a small ditch/creek. This is the second time this week a highly desirable...

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