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.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport spotted, hybrid power? (video)

May 12, 2019

Land Rover has been spotted testing a prototype version of the new, 2020 Discovery Sport out on the Nurburgring in Germany. The new model is set to switch to a fresh platform, helping to optimise...

2019 BMW Z4 M40i Australia

2019 BMW Z4 lands in Australia, topped by M40i

May 10, 2019

Coinciding with the launch of its biggest brother, the new 8 Series, BMW Australia has this week also launched the all-new Z4 sports car. BMW released pricing and local lineup details in January. But in...

Mazda plans straight-six Skyactiv-X, Skyactiv-D engines

May 10, 2019

It seems Mazda is developing all-new straight-six petrol and diesel engines. Yep, it wants to rekindle the spirit of the inline-six engine layout, according to Mazda presentation documents for the 2019 fiscal year. Jalopnik first...

BMW 8 Series now on sale in Australia, M850i coupe and convertible

May 10, 2019

This is it. The all-new BMW 8 Series has arrived in Australia. It touches down in M850i form only, but you can get it as a coupe or a convertible. While other markets are also...

Koenigsegg Jesko makes Asia-Pacific debut in Hong Kong

May 09, 2019

Hypercar fans in Hong Kong are in for a treat; the Koenigsegg Jesko has just made its official debut there, celebrating its launch for the Southern China, Hong Kong, and Macau regions. The Jesko was...

Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV sets record laps at 3 UK circuits (video)

May 09, 2019

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (also known as the QV) once held the Nurburgring lap record for a production SUV. Not happy with just one record, the corner-crunching SUV has now set benchmarks at some...

‘Honda e’ name confirmed for RWD electric city car

May 09, 2019

Remember the cute little Honda e Prototype concept from earlier in the year? It was inspired by the Urban EV concept from last year. Well, getting to the point, Honda is planning to put it...

BMW M8 Competition confirmed, AWD and RWD modes (video)

May 09, 2019

BMW has released some initial details and images of the hot new BMW M8, ahead of its market debut later this year. The company also confirms there will be both M8 and M8 Competition versions,...

Mercedes-Benz EQC production commences in Germany

May 09, 2019

Production of the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC has commenced at the company’s Bremen plant in Germany, as it gets ready to hit the market as the first fully electric SUV from the brand for the mid-size...

Video: 2019 Jaguar I-PACE – Detailed review (POV)

May 09, 2019

This, the Jaguar I-PACE, is a very exciting car. And not just for the market, but for Jaguar as well. It’s the British marque’s first fully electric production vehicle. And, it has managed to hit...

2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback spotted, sounds muscly (video)

May 08, 2019

Audi has been spotted test driving a prototype version of the 2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback out on the Nurburgring. And on first impressions, it looks bloody quick and produces a nice, dirty V8 soundtrack....

2019 Toyota RAV4 on sale in Australia from $30,640

May 08, 2019

The all-new, 2019 Toyota RAV4 has landed in Australia, with an 11-strong field set to really shake up the mid-size SUV market segment. For the first time in Australia, the RAV4 is being offered with...