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.

2020 Subaru Liberty Final Edition announced for Australia

Nov 25, 2020

A special Final Edition of the outgoing 2020 Subaru Liberty has been announced for Australia to help say goodbye to the nameplate after 31 years on the market. As we know, the Subaru Liberty will...

Alpina B8 Gran Coupe previewed, likely faster than M8

Nov 25, 2020

Alpina has sent out some official teasers of its upcoming B8 Gran Coupe model, based on BMW’s first-class fire-breather, the M850i Gran Coupe. It’s set to come in as a more refined alternative, offering more...

McLaren Artura confirmed as all-new hybrid supercar

Nov 24, 2020

The McLaren Artura. That’s the name of the supercar maker’s upcoming hybrid supercar, the company has just confirmed. It will be the first series production hybrid McLaren ever. Yes, the McLaren P1 and the Speedtail...

2022 Kia Sportage spotted testing; new platform, hybrid likely (video)

Nov 23, 2020

A prototype version of the next-gen 2022 Kia Sportage has been spotted lapping the Nurburgring in Germany, giving us an early glimpse of the new model before its expected arrival later next year. This will...

2021 GWM Cannon ute on sale in Australia from $33,990

Nov 23, 2020

Great Wall Motors has announced full specifications and prices for its new ute called the GWM Cannon. It arrives in showrooms later this month, replacing the Great Wall Steed. The GWM Cannon comes in dual-cab...

Stock Toyota GR Yaris makes 204.5kW during dyno test (video)

Nov 20, 2020

Toyota Australia hasn’t even launched the hotly-anticipated GR Yaris yet, but fans might be wondering what sort of power the engine actually produces when strapped to a dyno. Well, a tuner in Italy, Biesse Racing,...

Lego Technic announces McLaren Senna GTR built set

Nov 20, 2020

The festive season is fast-approaching, and you know what that means? It’s toy-playing time! McLaren and Lego Technic have teamed up to release a new build set replicating the Senna GTR track car. Unfortunately, Lego...

Australian-based Tritium debuts world-first scalable EV charger

Nov 20, 2020

Australian electric vehicle charger producer and global technology company, Tritium, has just unveiled its latest-generation Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) platform. This new charging station system is set to provide more flexibility than ever before for...

Exquisite 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class revealed

Nov 20, 2020

Looking for the last word in luxury motoring? Well, the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class could be a great place to start. It has just been revealed, promising a new definition of luxury. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class first...

2021 Genesis G80 review – Australian launch (video)

Nov 20, 2020

A few years ago the Genesis name launched in Australia with the Hyundai Genesis. It was a grand old sedan, more plush than the Euro rivals but not as polished and perfected in terms of...

2021 Toyota Fortuner GX review (video)

Nov 19, 2020

Following the launch of the significantly updated HiLux, Toyota has also provided a coinciding refresh for the launch of the 2021 Fortuner seven-seat SUV range. It gets the retuned turbo-diesel engine, bringing more power and...

Initial 1100 Toyota GR Yaris allocation sold out in Australia

Nov 19, 2020

The Toyota GR Yaris has sold out in Australia, with the first 1000 vehicles priced from $39,950 drive-away all gone, and the further 100 units more recently offered for $44,950 drive-away also now accounted for....