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.

HSV Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ announced for Australia

Oct 12, 2018

Check out this mammoth. HSV has confirmed some details and specs of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ, which comes in as the fifth (and largest) Silverado model for HSV. Under the bonnet the 3500HD LTZ...

Lanzante is building 11 TAG F1-powered Porsche 911 road cars

Oct 12, 2018

Remember the mouth-wateringly cool Porsche 911 with a TAG-Porsche McLaren Formula 1 engine? Restoration specialist and McLaren motorsport partner Lanzante is planning to build 11 examples. The idea is to rekindle the spirit of that...

2020 Jaguar F-Type to debut BMW V8, EV version possible – report

Oct 12, 2018

Some future Jaguar vehicles are soon going to be powered by a BMW engine, a report has revealed. The first is set to be the next-gen, 2020 Jaguar F-Type, powered by BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8....

Alpine A110 makes Australian debut at Motorclassica event

Oct 12, 2018

The Alpine A110 has made its Australian debut this week, at the 2018 Motorclassica event in Melbourne. This is the first time the new Alpine A110 is being showcased on local soil. And to mark...

BMW M2 Competition laps Nurburgring in 7:52, understeer? (video)

Oct 11, 2018

BMW’s new M2 Competition has been put through its paces on the Nurburgring, in one of Sport Auto’s gruelling ‘supertests’. It lapped the circuit in 7:52.36. To give that time some perspective, rival to the...

Jaguar I-PACE ‘AVAS’ tech provides sound for silent car (video)

Oct 11, 2018

The new Jaguar I-PACE, which arrives in Australia next month, will come with a special Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) to improve safety for pedestrians. Electric vehicles make hardly any noise at all at low...

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol revealed

Oct 11, 2018

Following speculation and document leaks, Mazda has now confirmed the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will be available with its latest 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. It has been announced for the Japanese Domestic Market and will go on...

Isuzu Ute celebrates 10 years in Australia this month

Oct 11, 2018

Isuzu Ute is celebrating 10 years in Australia this year, after launching Down Under in October 2008 with a dealer network of just 38. It has since expanded to a network of 140 dealerships across...

2018 Nissan JUKE NISMO RS now on sale in Australia

Oct 11, 2018

The Nissan JUKE NISMO RS has arrived in Australia, coming in as the third model under NISMO branding. It brings in more power, enhanced handing, and a racy design inside and out. Nissan’s NISMO range...

Jaguar Land Rover to offer autonomous cars by 2028

Oct 10, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover is moving forward with autonomous driving development, setting a new milestone recently in a Range Rover Sport prototype by completed a lap of the Coventry Ring Road, autonomously. Like many carmakers at...

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 produces 362kW at the wheels (video)

Oct 10, 2018

A video has surfaced on YouTube showing the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 laying down some numbers on a dyno. The readouts tell us the actual power of the engine. What the manufacturer says...

BMW Driving Experience at Sydney Motorsport Park

Oct 10, 2018

Buying from a premium car brand not only gives you access to a more luxurious and perhaps more uplifting drive experience, it also gets you access to various perks and special invitations. We recently had...

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