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.

Video: David Coulthard in Red Bull F1 car doing max doughies in the dirt

Aug 25, 2011

Ever wanted to take an F1 car rallying? Perhaps not, but it hasn’t stopped David Coulthard taking a Red Bull F1 car onto an unfinished Circuit of the Americas dirt track to give it a...

Video: Ford Focus Supra 2JZ conversion doing RWD powerslides

Aug 25, 2011

Ever wanted to do giant powerslides in a Ford Focus around a race track? You’re not alone, so did this guy in Norway. To make it happen he came up with a rear-wheel drive Supra-powered...

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 steering wheel controller for Xbox 360

Aug 24, 2011

Gaming console control specialist Thrustmaster (interesting name, we know) has come up with a Ferrari 458 steering wheel replica controller for use with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming platform. The Ferrari 458 gaming steering wheel comes...

Aston Martin V12 GT3 race car revealed

Aug 24, 2011

Aston Martin has revealed the stunning Aston Martin V12 GT3 race car. If any track car were going to get you frothing at the mouth, this would surely be one of them? The Aston Martin...

999 Motorsports Supersport track car

Aug 24, 2011

An interesting new track car has been released by Thailand’s 999 Motorsports, called the 999 Motorsports Supersport. The Supersport features a lightweight body and a 224kW engine. The 999 Motorsport Supersport looks a bit strange...

2012 (991) Porsche 911 full specifications and Australian pricing announced

Aug 23, 2011

After loads of spy shots and teasers, Porsche has finally officially revealed full details and specifications of the new 2012 991 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S ahead of the 2011...

Toyota EV sportscar to attempt Nurburgring EV lap record

Aug 22, 2011

Toyota Motorsport GmbH will be attempting to break the Nurburgring electric vehicle (EV) world record on August 29, using a specially made two-seat lightweight sportscar. The current EV Nurburgring lap record belongs to a Peugeot...

Lamborghini Gallardo finds golf course sand bunker

Aug 22, 2011

If you ever find yourself driving along the fairway on a golf course in a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, do be careful to watch out for the sand bunkers. If you don’t, you could end up...

Video: Chris Harris laps the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Aug 22, 2011

Renowned motoring journalist and race car driver Chris Harris has recently posted up a video of himself doing a flying lap of the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ supercar. For those who are...

For Sale: Ferrari 456 – the quiet achiever?

Aug 21, 2011

It may not be the first Ferrari that comes to mind when someone mentions the exotic Italian marque, but a Ferrari 456 like this one up for sale is actually a pretty cool car. It...

What happened to the Honda we all loved?

Aug 21, 2011

It seemed like just a short time ago that Honda had a big range of desirable, highly engineered performance cars on the market. Cars like the Honda S2000, the Honda Integra Type R and the...

Video: ‘Monster’ Tajima’s 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb run – awesome HD edit

Aug 20, 2011

GoPro camera company has released a final edit HD video of Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record run. Images were taken from up to 10 different GoPro cameras mounted on and...

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