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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

Subaru Solterra confirmed as electric SUV, co-developed with Toyota

May 11, 2021

As previously confirmed, the tie-up between Subaru and Toyota is expanding to include a new fully electric stand-alone model, which Subaru has just confirmed will be called the Solterra. It will be the company’s first...

2021 Kia Carnival Platinum V6 review (video)

May 11, 2021

You’ve got your heart set on a 7-seat SUV because you think they’re big? Try stepping into the lounge room that is the 2021 Kia Carnival. Now this is big. If you have a family...

New Porsche 911 Turbo resets lap record at The Bend (video)

May 07, 2021

Porsche has toppled the lap record for a production car at The Bend Motorsport Park which it actually set itself back in 2018, soon after the circuit was opened. The record is now in the...

2022 Hyundai Tucson review – Australian launch (video)

May 07, 2021

That’s not a typo. It might look like something from the Euro premium brands but this is in fact the latest 2022 Hyundai Tucson. Pretty much every bit of it is new, and it’s larger,...

Ferrari 812 Competizione confirmed as special edition, specs revealed

May 06, 2021

Ferrari has pulled the covers off its new 812 Superfast special edition, called the 812 Competizione, following a preliminary reveal a couple of weeks ago. The company has also taken this opportunity to show off...

2021 BMW X3 LCI facelift accidentally revealed on Spanish website

May 06, 2021

An image of the 2021 BMW X3 facelift, internally known as an LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) update, has surfaced online revealing some design and detail changes. The image appeared on social media earlier this week...

2021 Porsche 911 GT3 ‘992’ laps Nurburgring in 7:04 in Supertest (video)

May 06, 2021

We already know the new 992 series 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 is a quick car. But for further, real-world validation, German media outlet Sport Auto has taken one around the Nurburgring and clocked a lap...

Australian vehicle sales for April 2021 (VFACTS)

May 05, 2021

As expected, new vehicle sales in Australia during April 2021 were very positive, with VFACTS new vehicle registration figures, handed out today, confirming the numbers as the best April on record. During April 2021, Australian...

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulietta ‘Edizione Finale’ announced for Australia

May 04, 2021

Yes, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is still technically on sale in 2021. We didn’t think it was either. But now the local arm is announcing a final send-off special edition for the current-generation model, called...

2021 Kia Carnival awarded 5-star ANCAP safety rating (video)

May 04, 2021

The stylish new 2021 Kia Carnival has been awarded the full five-star ANCAP safety rating, following recent analysis of crash tests carried out here in Australia. ANCAP applied its latest 2020-2022 testing criteria to the...

Hyundai confirms electric N model coming, based on IONIQ 5? (video)

Apr 30, 2021

During Hyundai’s first ever N Day earlier this week, the division confirmed it is working on a fully electric N model for the future. While it isn’t set in concrete, it seems the model could...

2022 Hyundai Tucson on sale in Australia from $34,500

Apr 30, 2021

Following our earlier leak on 2022 Hyundai Tucson specifications for Australia, the local arm has now announced the official details and prices ahead of its arrival next week. The 2022 Tucson is a big one...