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.

Lexus previews its first-ever electric vehicle, based on UX?

Nov 12, 2019

Lexus has confirmed it will be unveiling an all-new electric vehicle at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition later this month. It’s going to be the brand’s first-ever fully electric vehicle. A teaser image has been...

Toyota previews GR Yaris ‘GR-4’ prototype, debuts at Rally Australia

Nov 11, 2019

Hot on the heels of the debut of the all-new 2020 Toyota Yaris, it seems the Gazoo Racing performance division has already been preparing a hotter version. The company’s European department has sent out a...

2019 Nissan X-Trail N-TREK edition announced for Australia

Nov 11, 2019

Nissan Australia is spicing up the X-Trail range, introducing a new N-TREK special edition. It follows strong demand of the N-Sport special edition, packing in a variety of bonus features and luxuries to boost value....

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe production commences at Leipzig plant

Nov 11, 2019

Production of the first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has commenced at the company’s Leipzig plant in Germany, ahead of its market arrival during the first half of 2020. This is the ninth model line...

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S to develop 478kW, 0-60mph in 2.5 – report

Nov 10, 2019

While the new-generation 992 Porsche 911 has been around now for almost a year, in Carrera and Carrera S form, the mighty 992 911 Turbo is yet to debut. But some details are starting to...

2019 Renault Megane Cup EDC review (video)

Nov 10, 2019

As if the hot hatch world wasn’t already heated enough, Renault has expanded its famed Megane RS range so that it now includes a whopping seven different iterations. We thought we’d better test another one...

Toyota Raize miniature SUV revealed, debuts DNGA platform

Nov 07, 2019

Looking to buy a new Toyota RAV4 but you’re worried it might be too large for you? Check out this chunky little number. It’s called the Toyota Raize. But before you get too excited we...

2020 Nissan Patrol now on sale in Australia from $75,990

Nov 07, 2019

Remember the new-look 2020 Nissan Patrol that was revealed a couple of months ago? It seems Nissan Australia has fast-tracked its local arrival, as it has just touched down and is on sale now. Based...

Tesla pickup truck reveal confirmed for November 21

Nov 07, 2019

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the new Tesla pickup truck, which he calls the “cybertruck”, will be unveiled on November 21. Specifically, it will be revealed near the SpaceX rocket factory, according to his...

Holden reveals one-off ‘Project Monaro’, and you can win it

Nov 07, 2019

Holden and a number of close partners have been secretly working on a special one-off Holden Monaro CV8 project car. And this is it. Holden will soon be giving it away to a lucky fan....

2020 Audi R8 V10 RWD revealed, becomes permanent model

Nov 07, 2019

Audi is introducing a new rear-wheel drive version of its R8 V10 supercar. We’ve seen a similar model before. However, this time it’s not a special edition but a permanent showroom product. The 2020 Audi...

Nissan shows off cool racer concepts at SEMA

Nov 07, 2019

Nissan is showing its tuning spirit, unveiling a quartet of performance concepts at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week. The lineup includes a race-prepped TT 370Z racer, a Frontier Desert Running pickup truck,...