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.

Audi fined $1.3 billion for V6, V8 diesel emissions violations

Oct 16, 2018

In another big blow to Volkswagen Group and its finances, Audi has just been slapped with a whopping 800-million-euro fine (about AU$1.3 billion). It was handed out by German prosecutors for emissions-related issues with its...

2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost now on sale in Australia

Oct 16, 2018

Following the introduction of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT with its V8 engine, fans might be interested to hear the new turbocharged four-cylinder version is now available. The four-cylinder Mustang might not be the most...

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS revealed, on sale in Australia

Oct 16, 2018

Following in the footsteps of other Porsche models, the German marque has now unveiled the new, 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS variant. And for the first time, it’s being offered in Sport Turismo wagon form. The...

Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition announced for Australia

Oct 16, 2018

A new special edition Fiat 500 is being launched in Australia, called the 500 Collezione Spring Edition. It, as you might have expected, celebrates the arrival of the spring season. The special edition is being...

Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe SUV previewed, for China only

Oct 16, 2018

Some design sketches of the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq GT have been handed out in preparation for its debut later this year. The new model will be sold in China only. The Kodiaq GT takes on...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton debut confirmed for November 9

Oct 16, 2018

It’s been confirmed, the next-gen, 2019 Mitsubishi Triton (also called L200 overseas) will be unveiled on November 9. A teaser has been sent out to build anticipation. The Triton celebrates its 40th anniversary this year,...

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t review (video)

Oct 15, 2018

Mid-size premium sedans can get very expensive, especially the flagship models. Infiniti Australia recently slashed $5000 from its contender, the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport. So now it is, potentially, one of the best bargains of...

New Ford GT could catch fire, recall issued

Oct 15, 2018

Ford is recalling its latest Ford GT supercar due to a potential fire risk. At least one has already spontaneously combusted, causing an investigation. In a recent statement, Ford USA said it is recalling approximately...

Hyundai Kona Electric gets EPA rating of 1.96L/100km

Oct 15, 2018

Hyundai’s first-ever electric SUV, the Kona Electric, has launched in the USA and has been given some official EPA economy and range ratings. The Hyundai Kona Electric is powered by a 150kW permanent-magnet synchronous electric...

BMW X7 teaser confirms imposing front end design

Oct 14, 2018

BMW has sent out its first proper teaser image of the upcoming BMW X7 grand-size SUV. Up until this point the company has only released images showing pre-production prototypes. BMW has used Facebook to preview...

2019 Mercedes-Benz A 250 announced for Australia

Oct 14, 2018

Following the Australian launch of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class in August, with the A 200, the local arm is now expanding the range to include the new A 250 hatch. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A 250...

McLaren Speedtail debuts October 26, ‘over 1000hp’

Oct 13, 2018

It’s been confirmed, the McLaren Speedtail will be unveiled online on October 26. This will be shortly after a private showing for the 106 clients who have placed an order. So far we know the...

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