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.

Toyota reproducing 2000GT parts, available to owners only

Jul 07, 2020

Lucky enough to own a Toyota 2000GT? Maybe it’s in need of a restoration or even just some TLC? Good news. Toyota, via its Gazoo Racing division, has announced it will be reproducing spare parts...

2021 Audi S3 sedan spotted in full view at Nurburgring (video)

Jul 07, 2020

Audi’s upcoming 2021 S3 Sportback hot hatch has been spotted testing in prototype form, with an example of the S3 sedan seen in full view. These follow the recent debut of the fourth-generation A3 Sportback...

BMW Australia announces M135i xDrive, M235i xDrive ‘Pure’ variants

Jul 07, 2020

BMW Australia is making its hot hatches more attainable by introducing new ‘Pure’ variants of the M135i xDrive and M235i xDrive M Performance models. These bring down the entry price by dropping some of the...

2020 BMW X6 M50i review (video)

Jul 06, 2020

Just before you get to the ludicrous X6 M Competition, you’ll swing past this. And you’ll probably stop and become quite allured. It’s the 2020 BMW X6 M50i. It comes with a powerful V8 engine...

2020 Mazda3 turbo confirmed, gets 2.5T with 170kW

Jul 06, 2020

It’s official. The 2020 Mazda3 turbo features the company’s 2.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, developing 170kW and 420Nm. Although the power output is decent for this class, it’s the torque that should frighten most rivals. Details...

Lamborghini plans to unveil something “ahead of its time” on July 8

Jul 06, 2020

Lamborghini seems to be planning a big reveal this week, sending out a teaser that says its newest creation will be “ahead of its time”. Reports suggest it could be a drop-top roadster version of...

Australian vehicle sales for June 2020 (VFACTS)

Jul 03, 2020

Well it looks like the automotive industry is on its way to recovery following the initial coronavirus outbreak. New vehicle registration figures (VFACTS) for June 2020 have just been handed out, revealing some promising numbers....

Mazda Australia announces Skyactiv-X M-Hybrid for Mazda3, CX-30

Jul 03, 2020

Mazda Australia has announced initial details for its all-new Skyactiv-X M-Hybrid powertrain, which will be introduced for the 2020 Mazda3 in August and the CX-30 later in the year. Full specifications for the local market...

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat debuts, most powerful SUV ever

Jul 03, 2020

Say hello to the most powerful production SUV in the world. Yep, the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat might look like a typical soccer-mum crossover, but in fact it has the beating heart of a...

2021 Citroen C4 debuts with e-C4 fully electric variant

Jul 02, 2020

This is the all-new 2021 Citroen C4 – another provocative and chic design by the French company. It seems the nameplate has morphed into something of a crossover for the 10th generation, and there’s a...

Lexus IS500 trademark surfaces – V8 or twin-turbo V6?

Jul 02, 2020

Earlier this year we heard rumours of a Lexus IS 500 being in the works, potentially signalling a new V8 variant of the mid-size executive sports sedan. It was believed the vehicle could send off...

Maserati shows its all-new ‘Nettuno’ twin-turbo V6 engine

Jul 02, 2020

Check this out. It’s Maserati’s all-new twin-turbo V6 engine, called Nettuno, which will eventually roll out into a number of its future models, starting with the MC20 super sports car debuting later this year. It’s...