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.

For Sale: Original 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 X-Pack

Mar 17, 2019

A very rare 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 X-Pack will go up for auction in the UK next weekend, at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration show. For classic rally fans, this is about as...

McLaren 720S Spider makes Australian debut

Mar 15, 2019

The McLaren 720S Spider made its Australian debut at a special event in Melbourne this week, joining the showroom as the latest Super Series model. McLaren unveiled the drop-top supercar in December, giving 720S passenger’s...

2019 Subaru Forester scores 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Mar 15, 2019

The 2019 Subaru Forester has just undergone crash testing in ANCAP’s latest round of product analysis, and it has come out the other side with a five-star safety rating. Subaru Australia introduced the new Forester...

Tesla Model Y revealed as new mid-size SUV

Mar 15, 2019

This is the new Tesla Model Y. It has just been revealed during a special event in the US and live-streamed online. The Model Y comes in as the electric vehicle company’s new mid-size four-door...

Video: 2019 Kia Picanto GT – Detailed review (POV)

Mar 15, 2019

Before we put together our usual written review of the new Kia Picanto GT, we were so excited by the car we thought we’d also try out another POV-style ‘detailed review’ video for you. Australia...

2019 BMW 3 Series arrives in Australia, 320d & 330i variants

Mar 15, 2019

The 2019 BMW 3 Series has touched down in Australia, underpinned by the company’s latest CLAR platform while bringing in all-new levels of technology and standard equipment. As confirmed earlier this year, two variants are...

Stock McLaren 720S produces 504kW ATW on dyno (video)

Mar 14, 2019

We’ve all seen plenty of sports and performance cars on the dyno, but it’s not very often somebody chucks a cutting-edge supercar onto a rolling road to see what it does. Here we have a...

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ‘W206’ spied testing (video)

Mar 14, 2019

Mercedes-Benz has been spotted test driving prototype versions of the next-gen, 2020 Mercedes C-Class ‘W206’ in freezing conditions in Sweden. These are believed to be some of the first prototypes seen, wearing plenty of thick...

Lamborghini Aventador successor to come with V12 hybrid – report

Mar 14, 2019

The Lamborghini Aventador will be the company’s last pure petrol-powered V12 vehicle, with the next-gen model set to adopt a hybrid powertrain for the first time. And we hear there could be a last hurrah...

Honda Civic Type R joins NSW Police Force

Mar 14, 2019

Yes, the latest Honda Civic Type R is so good that even the authorities are interested. As such, the NSW Police Force has just recruited one to be used to promote its Eyewatch social media...

2019 Honda NSX arrives in Australia

Mar 14, 2019

The first 2019 Honda NSX has arrived in Australia, bringing in some light styling refreshments and increased refinement for the interior, as well as fine-tuning of the driving performance. Honda Australia sold only two examples...

2019 Audi Q5 50 TDI review (video)

Mar 13, 2019

Audi’s latest Q5 range is topped by the confusingly-named 50 TDI, replacing the 3.0 TDI. It is the most powerful diesel in the lineup until the new SQ5 diesel arrives. The 3.0 turbo-diesel premium mid-size...

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