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.

MSO creates bespoke Gulf Racing McLaren Elva

Oct 21, 2020

The McLaren Special Operations (MSO) department has created a very special version of its exclusive Elva supercar, applying the iconic Gulf Racing livery and colour scheme. The special creation was unveiled at the Goodwood SpeedWeek...

All-new 2021 Hyundai i20 N hot hatch revealed

Oct 21, 2020

The compact hot hatch market is firing up at the moment, and now Hyundai has just unveiled its little i20 N firecracker. It has been confirmed it will be heading to Australia in 2021. Coming...

2021 Porsche Panamera hybrid range announced for Australia

Oct 21, 2020

Porsche Australia has announced local prices and lineup details for the 2021 Panamera E-Hybrid range, which is on sale now. The flagship variant offers an astonishing 514kW of power. Yep, five hundred and fourteen kilowatts....

2022 Subaru WRX prototype spotted, wears production body?

Oct 20, 2020

The all-new, 2022 Subaru WRX has been spotted in prototype form, testing on the roads in Japan. This is the first time we’ve been able to see what looks to be a full-bodied test mule...

BMW announces ‘First Edition’ X5 M Competition & X6 M Competition

Oct 20, 2020

If you thought the new BMW X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition couldn’t get any hotter, the German company has just announced special First Edition examples of the mental SUVs, and limited units have...

New Hyundai Sonata N Line spotted testing in Australia

Oct 20, 2020

What looks to be a later-stage, pre-production example of the 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line has been spotted in Australia, about a month ahead of its official on-sale date. It’s understood the pre-production model is...

Toyota testing hardcore ‘Yaris GRMN’ on Nurburgring? (video)

Oct 19, 2020

It’s rumoured that Toyota is preparing an even hotter version of the already-piping GR Yaris. It’s set to adopt the GRMN name. A spy video has just surfaced showing what could be the makings of...

2021 Hyundai i30 hatch now on sale in Australia

Oct 19, 2020

Details of the 2021 Hyundai i30 hatch have been announced for Australia. The new model, which is on sale now, showcases updated styling, more advanced safety tech, and a boost in equipment and overall value....

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series announced for Australia

Oct 16, 2020

The mighty Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has muscled its way to the top of the mega-power charts in Australia. Today the local arm has confirmed it is on sale now, entering the market as one...

2021 Toyota HiLux SR Hi-Rider 4×2 review (video)

Oct 16, 2020

It seems to be the year of the utes this year. And perhaps one of the biggest to launch is the 2021 Toyota HiLux. Here we’re taking a look at the SR Hi-Rider extra-cab, in...

Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series not heading to USA market – rumour

Oct 15, 2020

It’s probably one of the most anticipated vehicles of the next 18 months or so, the 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Even though Toyota is yet to announce any official details. However, a report claims the...

Bentley introduces 2021 Flying Spur V8, 100kg lighter than W12

Oct 15, 2020

Bentley has announced a less powerful, V8 version of its otherwise W12-powered 2021 Flying Spur flagship sedan. Why? Well, it offers reduced fuel consumption over the existing W12, and emits fewer emissions. It also promises...