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.

2019 Mazda6 update now on sale in Australia

May 27, 2019

Some updates have been announced for the introduction of the 2019 Mazda6 range, bringing in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a more advanced drive system. Headlining the update is the standard fitment of Android...

2020 BMW 1 Series revealed, topped by M135i xDrive

May 27, 2019

BMW has revealed the all-new 2020 BMW 1 Series. It switches to a new front-wheel drive layout – although comes with all-wheel drive in some variants – and showcases more interior space and increased technology...

Audi confirms 7 new SUVs for 2019; Q3 Sportback, sporty Q8

May 24, 2019

Audi has announced it is planning to launch more than 20 new models by the end of this year, including some that have already been revealed. But, there’s some others that we’re are yet to...

Ralph Hosier Engineering creates Honda Civic Type R rally car

May 24, 2019

We all know how quick and overall dynamic the latest Honda Civic Type R is on the road. But what about on the dirt? A company in the UK, Ralph Hosier Engineering, has completed a...

2019 Lexus RC F, RC F Track Edition now on sale in Australia

May 24, 2019

The 2019 Lexus RC F range has landed in Australia, including the all-new hardcore variant called the RC F Track Edition. They enter the market as the only naturally aspirated V8 in the class. Various...

Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 revealed, 48V mild hybrid V8 power

May 23, 2019

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new variant for the GLE range, called the GLE 580. It comes in as the new flagship model until the hypo GLE 63 AMG arrives later this year, and slots alongside...

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera James Bond edition announced

May 23, 2019

Aston Martin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, by introducing a DBS Superleggera OHMSS James Bond special edition. The latest Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is set to be...

Kia small SUV previews future interior design direction

May 23, 2019

These sketches preview Kia’s next-generation interior design, showcasing more technology, cool mood lighting, a larger media screen than before, and an overall more youthful style than the current theme. More specifically, the sketches preview the...

2020 BMW X5 M50i, X7 M50i performance variants revealed

May 23, 2019

BMW has revealed two new M Performance SUVs, in the form of the X5 M50i and the X7 M50i. These join the respective model lines for the first time. The Munich-based carmaker is on a...

2019 Mazda3, Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX score 5-star ANCAP safety

May 22, 2019

ANCAP has released safety ratings from its latest round of crash test analysis, with new vehicles such as the Lexus UX, new Mazda3, and new Toyota RAV4 receiving the full five-star acclaim. Starting with the...

Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro packs all-new PHEV powertrain

May 22, 2019

Audi is planning to launch a number of new hybrid options for its cars in the coming years, but the first of its kind is this. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro. Aside from...

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport unveiled

May 22, 2019

Land Rover has today revealed the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport medium-size SUV. For the first time it’s being offered with a hybrid powertrain option, while the underpinnings are completely renewed and merge into the...