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.

2022 Toyota GR 86 arrival announcement for Australia in Q4 (video)

Jul 30, 2021

The all-new 2022 Toyota GR 86 sports coupe will go on sale in Australia within the next 12 months, with a formal announcement on timing to be made during the fourth quarter of this year....

2022 Isuzu MU-X on sale in Australia from $47,900

Jul 30, 2021

Isuzu Ute Australia has just confirmed the full prices and variant lineup details for the all-new 2022 MU-X large 7-seat SUV. It brings in much of the technology and features, and new powertrain, that we...

Video: 1979 Holden Sunbird (UC Torana) 0-100km/h & engine sound

Jul 29, 2021

No, it’s not a Holden Torana. It’s a Holden Sunbird. But you’d be forgiven for making such an assumption as it is based on the UC series Torana, and adopts the same chassis and in...

Land Rover Defender ‘SVR’ to feature BMW twin-turbo V8 – report

Jul 29, 2021

Yep, once again, it looks like V8 BMW power could soon be coming to a Jaguar Land Rover product near you. Specifically, for a high-performance version of the latest Land Rover Defender, expected to be...

2022 Kia Sportage undergoing Australian tuning, 1.6 turbo confirmed

Jul 27, 2021

Kia Australia is preparing to launch the all-new 2022 Sportage in the fourth quarter of this year, and has been carrying out ride and handling tuning which will be specific to the local market. The...

Polestar to double global market presence by 2022, in Australia in November

Jul 27, 2021

Polestar is set to double its global presence by the end of 2021, growing from the current nine market regions it competes in to 18. That includes an introduction in Australia in November this year....

2023 BMW M4 CSL, M3 CS coming; 400kW, auto, weight reduction

Jul 26, 2021

Some potential specs and information regarding the upcoming 2023 BMW M4 CSL and M3 CS have surfaced online, with power levels tipped to top around 400kW. According to a production timeline post in enthusiast forum,...

Hyundai Australia announces i30 Fastback N Limited Edition; 206kW, 8spd DCT

Jul 23, 2021

In preparation for the incoming 2021 Hyundai i30 N update, Hyundai Australia is introducing a limited edition version of the outgoing Fastback N to help send it off. The limited edition is available with the...

All new-gen Mercedes-Benz models will be electric from 2025

Jul 23, 2021

Mercedes-Benz is steaming ahead with its electrification rollout, and has just confirmed that all newly-launched architectures will be electric-only from 2025 and beyond. That essentially means existing model lines will remain with combustion and hybrid...

2021 Land Rover Defender D300 SE review (video)

Jul 23, 2021

Land Rover is on a roll at the moment, offering a number of really attractive, high-quality and very capable products in its showroom. And the 2021 Defender D300 SE seems like another great example. Yes,...

Kia EV6 gets official 528km WLTP-rated range, 506km for AWD

Jul 22, 2021

Official WLTP range figures for the Kia EV6 fully electric hatch have been announced in the UK, with the best variant stamped at 528km. This betters the longest-range version of its sister car, Hyundai IONIQ...

Lamborghini Urus production hits 15,000 units, new record

Jul 22, 2021

The Lamborghini Urus has just set a record for the company, with the highest production run in the shortest timeframe, racking up 15,000 units in just three years. It’s only a matter of time before...