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.

Next (991) Porsche 911 to get electro steering and seven-speed manual

Jul 07, 2011

The next-generation, 2012 991 Porsche 911 will apparently come with a seven-speed manual gearbox and will do without the traditional hydraulic steering in favour of a new electro-mechanical steering setup. A number of big automotive...

Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs Audi RS 3

Jul 07, 2011

AutoExpress in the UK has released a nice little video of a race between the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe and the new hottest hatch to hit the block, the Audi RS 3. Both...

1977 Holden Torana A9X ‘barn find’ to be auctioned

Jul 07, 2011

An extremely rare 1977 Holden Torana A9X hatchback will go under the hammer at an upcoming Shannons auction in Sydney in a few weeks. The A9X has been in storage under a house for 12...

Video: Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ at Pikes Peak

Jul 07, 2011

Dacia has released a nice video of the Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ Pikes Peak race car onto YouTube. The car was used in the recent 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event a couple of...

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series revealed

Jul 07, 2011

The yet-to-be released 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series has been caught in all its glory. It was only a few weeks ago that spy shots of a prototypes were floating around on the...

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...

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