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For Sale: Jet-powered Suzuki Hayabusa (video)

Feb 17, 2012

We’re not normally about bikes here at PerformanceDrive, but we simply couldn’t let this one pass. It’s a jet-powered Suzuki Hayabusa. That’s a motorbike, powered by a turbine jet engine. You see, for Tony Pandolfo of...

Peugeot 208 GTi Concept revealed

Feb 17, 2012

Peugeot has revealed the new Peugeot 208 GTi Concept ahead of its 2012 Geneva Motor Show unveiling. It features various sporty styling highlights, as well as a 1.6-litre turbo with 147kW. Teased just earlier today, Peugeot...

BMW M Performance accessories headed for Geneva show

Feb 17, 2012

BMW has revealed details about its range of BMW M Performance accessories which will become available on the BMW 1 Series hatch, the new BMW 3 Series and the BMW 5 Series. The range of products...

New Ford Focus RS to get at least 320hp (238kW) – report

Feb 17, 2012

As previously thought Ford is working on a new Ford Focus RS, ready to supersede the hot hatch of 2010. The new model is set to come with at least 320hp (238kW), and in five-door form...

Performax International dealer now in Western Australia

Feb 17, 2012

Australia’s leading Corvette and Camaro importer and right-hand drive converter, Performax International, has just appointed Performance West as Western Australia’s very first Performax International dealer. Performax’s newest dealer will stock cars from American heavy-hitters such as...

Video: 2012 BMW M5 Australian launch video

Feb 17, 2012

BMW Australia has released a nice little video showcase of the 2012 BMW M5 local launch at Phillip Island. As you’ll see, there’s plenty of sideways malarkey and fun for all to be had with the...

2013 Volvo V40 revealed in leaked images

Feb 17, 2012

Images of the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 have been leaked online. The Volvo V40 will be the Swedish company’s new compact vehicle, ready to take on the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, BMW 1 Series, and...

Peugeot 208 GTI teaser released ahead of Geneva debut

Feb 17, 2012

Peugeot has released a teaser image of what is likely to be the all-new Peugeot 208 GTI. The image shows a distinctively sporty dual exhaust outlet tip, featuring red insides. Peugeot is yet to officially announce...

Porsche Macan SUV named as ‘Cajun’ Cayenne junior

Feb 17, 2012

Porsche has revealed a teaser image and the name of its new upcoming mid-sized SUV, called the Porsche Macan. It was previously nicknamed the Porsche Cajun in the industry, as a combination of Cayenne Junior. The...

2012 BMW 328i puts down 169kW at the wheels

Feb 16, 2012

BMW Australia has launched the all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series. This includes the new 328i which has just put down 169kW at the wheels in a recent independent dyno test. In Australia, the model range consists...

Lumma Design BMW CLR 600 GT with 360kW

Feb 16, 2012

Not that the elegant new 6 Series convertible needs tuning, welcome to the Lumma Design BMW CLR 600 GT. It’s based on the latest 650i, featuring a boosted engine and restyled interior and exterior. In standard...

Lotus Evora convertible headed for Geneva show?

Feb 16, 2012

Lotus has revealed plans to unveil a new sports car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, hinting towards a convertible. It’s unknown at this stage if the vehicle will be based on one of the company’s...