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.

General Motors builds 100 millionth small block Chev V8

Dec 03, 2011

General Motors and Chevrolet have just bolted together their 100-millionth small block V8. It has taken the American auto giant 56 years to do it, but what an international impact on the automotive world those...

2013 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang drag package now on sale

Dec 03, 2011

Ford has revealed the new 2013 Ford Cobra Jet drag package based on the Ford Mustang. The Jet comes complete with all the hardware and running gear you need to blitz it down the quarter...

MINI Coupe pricing announced for Australia

Dec 02, 2011

Prices for the new MINI Coupe have been announced for Australia, kicking off at $42,990 for the Cooper S version. It hits the showroom floors in February 2012. The little MINI Coupe does seem like...

Bugatti Veyron crash an insurance job?

Dec 02, 2011

Could this be the most extravagant automotive insurance job in history? The owner of the Bugatti Veyron that crashed into a lake in 2009 is being investigated by the Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company for insurance...

2013 V8 Supercars Car of the Future prototypes unveiled

Dec 02, 2011

The Australian V8 Supercars Car of the Future has been unveiled at the Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercar round in Homebush Sydney. The two prototypes (Ford and Holden) showcase independent rear suspension, bigger wheels and...

Ferrari Christmas present ideas, prepare your cheque book

Dec 02, 2011

Ferrari Australia has released a rather amusing and interesting set of potential Ferrari Christmas present ideas, following the formula of ‘if you can’t afford a Ferrari, here’s your chance to spend money like you own...

2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder revealed

Dec 01, 2011

If you’re after a vehicle that provides wind-in-your-hair driving, and 895kW of force, look no further than the 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. The company has just released details on the new drop-top version of...

Koenigsegg Agera R 0-300-0km/h record now official – video

Dec 01, 2011

The Koenigsegg Agera R has just been officially approved for the 0-300-0km/h Guinness world record with a time of 21.9 seconds. The Swedish super-exotic carmaker achieved the time on September 2, 2011. A video of...

Toyota promises more “fun to drive” models – Akio Toyoda

Dec 01, 2011

Toyota is committed to developing more fun-to-drive cars, according to company president Akio Toyoda. Toyoda spoke out about plans for the company’s future at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, during the unveiling of the all-new...

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series sold out already

Dec 01, 2011

All 32 of the brand-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series examples headed for Australia have already been sold out. Official pricing was announced just a few weeks ago, and deliveries aren’t scheduled...

ABT Audi R8 GT-R police car fastest in the world?

Dec 01, 2011

The German Federal Department of Transport and the German Automobile Tuning Association (VDAT) have unveiled an ABT Audi R8 GT-R police car at the 2011 Essen Motor Show. The project was put together as part...

2012 Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo BMW 6 Series at Tokyo Show

Dec 01, 2011

Renowned BMW tuner, Alpina, has unveiled the new 2012 Alpina B6 Bi-Turbo coupe at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. This is one of the first tuning packages we’ve seen based on the new...

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