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.

2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII EcoBoost specifications announced

Feb 01, 2012

Ford Australia has released specifications on the new 2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII EcoBoost. The new turbocharged four-cylinder engine option will go on sale in April. As previously speculated, the 2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII...

Hennessey McLaren MP4-12C HPE800 tuning preview

Feb 01, 2012

American high performance tuning specialist Hennessey Performance has revealed its plans for a Hennessey McLaren MP4-12C HPE800 twin-turbo tuning program. As the name suggests, up to 800hp will be on offer with the new kit,...

2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar celebrates Mopar 75th anniversary

Feb 01, 2012

Mopar, service and parts division of Chrysler, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. To kick off the party, it has unveiled the 2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar, showcasing a number of unique revisions. Carrying the distinctive black...

2013 SRT Viper teaser image released

Jan 31, 2012

SRT has released a teaser image of the all-new 2013 SRT Viper set for a 2012 New York Auto Show unveiling. SRT released the image after it promised that if its Facebook page received more...

2013 Nissan 370Z to be unveiled at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2012

Nissan is set to unveil the facelifted 2013 Nissan 370Z at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Nissan will also unveil an all-new NV van. Strangely, this is the first...

Lamborghini says no to turbochargers for at least this decade

Jan 31, 2012

Despite many manufacturers, including supercar makers, downsizing engines and turning to turbocharger technology in an effort to reduce fuel consumption, Lamborghini isn’t looking to take part in any of that. Not for at least eight...

For Sale: 1967 Toyota 2000GT – first ever production example

Jan 31, 2012

Old-school JDM enthusiasts will appreciate this one. It’s the first production 1967 Toyota 2000GT to ever roll off the line, and it’s up for sale in the US. The Toyota 2000GT is one of Toyota’s...

Video: Best American Super Bowl XLVI ads so far UPDATE

Jan 31, 2012

Every year, big companies have a crack at capturing the audience of the America Super Bowl by coming up with some of the best ads on TV. For this year’s Super Bowl XLVI, it’s no...

Is this the new Lamborghini SUV concept?

Jan 31, 2012

Images from Italian publication Quattroruote claim to preview an upcoming Lamborghini SUV concept. Rumour has it the new model will be a spiritual successor to the Lamborghini LM002. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said last year...

Renault 5 Alpine rally cars restored to run in 2012 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique

Jan 30, 2012

It’s the Renault 5’s 40th anniversary this year, so to celebrate, three specially prepared Renault 5 Alpine rally cars will run in the 2012 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, in France. The classic rally runs for a...

Volkswagen Scirocco R now on sale in Australia

Jan 30, 2012

The Volkswagen Scirocco R is now on sale in Australia. Prices start at $47,490 for the six-speed manual version, and $49,990 for the DSG dual-clutch transmission option. With the character and styling of what is...

2012 TRD Lexus GS accessories revealed

Jan 30, 2012

Toyota performance division TRD has unveiled the new 2012 TRD Lexus GS, providing a number of sporty, performance-oriented upgrade accessories for the F Sport variants. Like the 2012 Lexus GS F Sport, the new TRD...

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