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.

Walter Rohrl tests Porsche Taycan, “tremendous” performance

Jan 18, 2019

Porsche is still putting the final touches on the highly-anticipated new Taycan fully electric sports sedan, but Porsche test driver and rally legend Walter Rohrl has already given it his seal of approval. During recent...

Toyota HiLux wins 2019 Dakar rally

Jan 18, 2019

Toyota has shown just how indestructible its HiLux is in possibly the best demonstration of all; winning Dakar. This was Toyota’s first win during the gruelling event, competing under Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. Now three-time...

Turbo 2019 Kia Cerato GT added to Australian range

Jan 17, 2019

Those in the market for a sporty hatch or small car will be excited to hear Kia Australia has just announced the new Cerato GT. It comes with a gutsy turbo engine, and sits at...

2019 Kia Picanto GT now on sale in Australia, with 1.0 turbo

Jan 17, 2019

Micro hot hatch fans, get excited. The Kia Picanto GT has arrived in Australia. Yes, it’s the one with the plucky 1.0L turbo engine and manual transmission that has since been only available overseas. Following...

McLaren 600LT Spider becomes new flagship Sports Series

Jan 17, 2019

McLaren is expanding its ‘long tail’ LT lineup with the introduction of the new 600LT Spider. This is the drop-top version of the 600LT Coupe, bringing a fresh summery vibe to the flagship supercar. The...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift debuts, looks prominent

Jan 16, 2019

The covers have been pulled from 2019 BMW 7 Series facelift. It showcases some of the company’s latest design cues, including a much chunkier front end and chiselled chin and grille section. It might only...

2019 Jeep Wrangler prices announced for Australia

Jan 16, 2019

Pricing and specs for the all-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler have been announced for the Australian market, ahead of its showroom arrival penned in for April this year. Three main trim lines will go on sale...

Subaru WRX STI S209 unveiled at Detroit show, for USA only

Jan 16, 2019

Subaru has unveiled a new special edition version of the WRX STI, called the S209, at the Detroit auto show currently underway in the US. The company is calling it the “most powerful model ever”,...

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 revealed, most powerful ever

Jan 15, 2019

You’re looking at the most powerful Ford production car ever. It’s the all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, and it has just made its public debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit....

2019 Lexus ES 300h Sports Luxury review (video)

Jan 15, 2019

Check out this. It’s the new 2019 Lexus ES 300h. And yes, it is based on the Toyota Camry, but that’s not such a bad thing as the latest Camry is an excellent car. With...

2020 Toyota GR Supra unveiled, arrives in Australia later this year

Jan 15, 2019

What we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Well, not in Australia just yet but Toyota has unveiled the 2020 ‘A90’ GR Supra, as previewed numerous times over the past few months. The GR...

2020 Lexus RC F gets launch control, Track Edition cuts weight

Jan 14, 2019

Remember the hot Lexus RC F Track Edition that’s been spinning around on the teaser train lately? Well, this is it. Lexus has just unveiled the super-focused model at the Detroit auto show, while also...

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