All posts by Brett Davis

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. 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.

Is Toyota testing hardcore ‘Supra GRMN’, with S58 twin-turbo? (video)

Sep 28, 2020

Toyota has been spotted testing what is believed to be a tuned up version of the GR Supra at the Nurburgring, with some suggesting it could be the makings of a ‘GRMN’ high-performance variant featuring...

Audi unveils Q5 Sportback coupe-style mid-size SUV

Sep 27, 2020

It was reported back in March and now here it is. The first-ever Sportback body style for the Audi Q5. It has just been revealed as a sportier and more elegant derivative of the company’s...

Video: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon – Detailed review (POV)

Sep 27, 2020

The Jeep Gladiator storms into the tough dual-cab 4×4 ute segment as one of the most off-road-capable propositions we’ve ever seen. Take the flagship Rubicon, for example. It comes with 32-inch mud terrains, as standard....

596kW Hyundai RM20e revealed, co-developed with Rimac

Sep 26, 2020

Hyundai N division is demonstrating its electrified powertrain capabilities, today unveiling the RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car concept. Although it is just a concept, it does give us a potential preview of a future Hyundai...

UK vehicle production falls 44.6% in August, Nissan Qashqai big drop in Australia

Sep 26, 2020

Vehicle production in the UK has plummeted 44.6 per cent in August as another wave of COVID-19 rips through the country. Recent efforts to ramp up production have stalled due to the virus, with car...

One-off Ferrari Omologata unveiled, based on 812 Superfast

Sep 25, 2020

Ferrari has unveiled a special one-off project based on the 812 Superfast, called the Ferrari Omologata. Translated from Italian, it means homologated, suggestive of its ‘race car for the road’ nature. The Ferrari Omologata is...

For Sale: 1969 Ford XT Falcon GT, original 302 V8 manual

Sep 25, 2020

An original 1969 Ford XT Falcon GT is currently up for auction in Queensland, in the original colour combination and complete with an original 302 V8 and four-speed manual. The secondhand car market is booming...

Ford Puma ST performance SUV revealed, based on Fiesta ST

Sep 25, 2020

Pouncing into the performance compact SUV scene like a bright green frog, the all-new Ford Puma ST promises complete versatility by presenting practical and eco-friendly fundamentals, paired with the underpinnings and engineering of the cracking...

Stunning Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered plug-in hybrid revealed

Sep 24, 2020

Now this is how you sports sedan and sports wagon. Peugeot has just unveiled two of perhaps the most stunning mid-size performance offerings we’ve seen in a long while. Introducing the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered....

2021 Hyundai i30 N DCT debuts; more power, 8spd auto

Sep 24, 2020

Hyundai has unveiled the new 2021 i30 N, featuring a DCT automatic transmission for the first time. The new model also brings in a slight power and torque increase for the top model, and revised...

560 Toyota GR Yaris orders in Australia placed in 1 day

Sep 24, 2020

You may have expected it, but it looks like the new Toyota GR Yaris is selling like crazy. A special first batch consisting of 1000 units went on sale yesterday, and already 560 orders have...

Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition to be sold via lottery draw

Sep 24, 2020

Looking to buy a very exclusive and very fast hot hatch? Honda Australia has announced it will be selling the creatively named Civic Type R Limited Edition via a special lottery process next month. Just...