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.

Video: 2012 Audi Q3 RS prototype revealed

Jul 07, 2011

At a recent 2012 Audi Q3 press launch in Switzerland, Audi revealed a prototype 2012 Audi Q3 ‘RS’ edition to all the journalists as a kind of surprise. The Q3 RS was rumoured to be...

For Sale: Bullet Roadster V8 Mazda MX-5

Jul 06, 2011

This Bullet Roadster Mazda MX-5 is the perfect car for those who want an MX-5, but haven’t bought one yet because they feel it lacks in power. Well how does a V8-powered Mazda MX-5 sound?...

Video: Nissan GT-R Switzer R1K-X package on dyno

Jul 06, 2011

Switzer, US-based Ohio tuning specialist, has come up with an R35 GT-R R1K-X package that takes power to an earth-shattering 1250hp at the wheels, or 932.5kW. Switzer has released a video of one of the...

Forza Motorosport 4 Limited Collector’s Edition announced

Jul 06, 2011

One of the best driving simulator games out there, next to Gran Turismo of course, is Forza. A Forza Motorsport 4 Limited Collector’s Edition pack has just been announced for when the game is released...

Honda CR-Z Mugen RR Concept at Goodwood Festival

Jul 06, 2011

Honda has pulled the wraps off a brand new Honda CR-Z Mugen RR Concept at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car features an obvious chunky bodykit and could include some engine performance upgrades....

Toyota Celica gets fastest time at 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Jul 06, 2011

A Toyota Celica GT-Four has posted the Fastest Time of the Day (FTD) with a time of 48.07 seconds at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb event. Even though the West Sussex Goodwood event...

Aston Martin V12 Zagato production of 150, Australia confirmed

Jul 06, 2011

The stunning Aston Martin V12 Zagato has not only been confirmed for production, 150 will be built and some will make it to Australian showrooms. Is this the greatest news to come out of Aston...

For Sale: Ferrari F40 LM-spec road legal

Jul 06, 2011

Now you’re cooking with gas. Today we find a Ferrari F40 LM-specified, restored and rebuilt racer for sale. The Jameslist ad that we found on this car says it has been built with an “unlimited...

Video: Lamborghini Aventador ‘Quality’ promo

Jul 05, 2011

Lamborghini has released a new Lamborghini Aventador ‘Quality’ promotional video, showing off some of the attention to detail Lamborghini engineers go to. It starts out by showing how the design of the Aventador was formed...

Edo Competition BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition

Jul 05, 2011

German automotive tuning specialist Edo Competition has released the E60 V10 BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition performance pack for for previous-generation V10 M5 wagon. Now this is what you call a family car. It’s got...

Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS up Goodwood Hillclimb with Chris Harris

Jul 05, 2011

Porsche recently handed the keys to a new Porsche 911 GT2 RS to Chris Harris and told him to give it the beans at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England last weekend. Porsche has...

Next Mazda MX-5 to get turbocharged engine

Jul 05, 2011

The next-generation 2013/2014 Mazda MX-5 will get a turbo four-cylinder powerplant and could weigh as little as 800kg, according to international reports. This could mean the new Mazda MX-5 will come with a significantly improved...

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