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

2020 BMW 1 Series previewed, with new M135i xDrive

May 16, 2019

BMW is getting ready to unveil the all-new, 2020 BMW 1 Series, and has just released a handful of teasers to build anticipation. The new model will switch from a rear-wheel drive platform to a...

2019 Ford Focus ST wagon revealed

May 16, 2019

Looking for a fast yet practical small car? Here it is. The all-new Ford Focus ST wagon. Yep, this isn’t the ST-Line. This is the full-cream, full-fat ST performance version. Ford has just unveiled the...

McLaren GT revealed as new luxury-focused supercar

May 16, 2019

This is it. Following a number of teasers, McLaren has now unveiled the McLaren GT. As the name suggests, it enters the showroom as something of a grand tourer. But who are they fooling? This...

HSV confirms Australian specs for Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

May 15, 2019

Following the exciting confirmation that HSV is officially bringing the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to Australia, the local division has now confirmed the engine specifications. Yes, the Camaro ZL1 is already well-known in the US and...

2020 Audi A4 revealed, S4 switches to TDI in Europe

May 15, 2019

Audi has revealed the 2020 Audi A4, introducing updates in technology, design trims, and bringing in mild hybrid powertrain options. The new S4 performance variant is also revealed and switches from a petrol engine to...

2020 MINI JCW Clubman, Countryman revealed; most powerful ever

May 15, 2019

Arguably one of the pioneers of the hot hatch market, MINI has just revealed its most powerful models yet with the 2020 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman. We’ll get straight to the point....

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe revealed, now on sale in Australia

May 15, 2019

The new Porsche Cayenne S Coupe has been revealed and is now available to order in Australia. It introduces twin-turbo V6 power for Porsche’s first coupe-style SUV. Porsche initially unveiled the Cayenne Coupe earlier this...

Rimac co-developing Hyundai N electric sports car

May 14, 2019

Hyundai and Kia are investing an impressive 80 million euro in Croatian electric supercar maker, Rimac, as part of a technical partnership which will result in at least two performance electric vehicles being launched in...

Kia previews all-new small SUV, confirmed for Australia

May 14, 2019

Kia has sent out some teaser sketches of its upcoming compact SUV, which is set to be inspired by the SP Signature Concept from earlier this year. The new model will come in as Kia’s...

MCLaren production 20000 units

McLaren production hits 20,000-unit milestone

May 14, 2019

Yep, the British supercar maker has just surpassed production of 20,000 cars at its headquarters in Woking, England. This is in just eight years since its first road car rolled off the line in 2011....

Suzuki Jimny Kinetic Yellow

2019 Suzuki Jimny review (video)

May 14, 2019

Do you remember the time you built your first billy-cart? It was so exciting wasn’t it? Were you the first to drive it? If you can remember that first moment it rolled down the hill,...

2019 MINI Cooper S

2019 MINI Cooper S review (video)

May 13, 2019

Raise your hand if you forgot about the MINI Cooper S? We must admit, we’re guilty. Perhaps it’s because the market is becoming flooded with so many carmakers coming up with their own exclusive takes...