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 Defender ‘90′ opens Goodwood Festival

Jul 06, 2019

A prototype 2020 Land Rover Defender short wheelbase was used to officially open the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, piloted by the Duke of Richmond. Land Rover says the prototype will drive up...

Lexus LC convertible confirmed, prototype debuts at Goodwood

Jul 05, 2019

After much speculation and industry gossip, Lexus has today confirmed it will soon be offering a Lexus LC convertible for the market. We saw a preview to this idea with the LC convertible concept car...

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R; 20 units for Australia confirmed

Jul 05, 2019

Renault Australia has confirmed the extra-hardcore Megane RS Trophy-R will go on sale locally next week. It will be available via a new online buying platform. The 2020 Megane RS Trophy-R is the most hardcore...

Radical Rapture road-legal track weapon revealed

Jul 05, 2019

We’re not sure how but this new Radical Rapture is road legal, and could be the perfect solution for anyone looking for a new track day toy. Well, a track toy that can technically be...

2019 BMW M850i Convertible review (video)

Jul 05, 2019

Behold, the all-new BMW 8 Series is here. After plenty of rumours and lots of engineering and design work, BMW has revived the iconic 8 Series nameplate. Does it carry on the playboy, yacht-party lifestyle...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45, A 45 S officially revealed

Jul 04, 2019

Following a number of teasers and spy videos, the all-new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45 has finally been revealed. It comes in as the most powerful production hot hatch ever. The new CLA 45 AMG debuts...

2020 Vauxhall/Opel Astra revealed; new powertrains, revised aero

Jul 04, 2019

Vauxhall/Opel in Europe has/have revealed the facelifted 2020 Astra, introducing some new powertrain options, while adding more advanced technology, and streamlining the design. It looks quite similar to the outgoing version, and that includes the...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, G-Class awarded 5-star ANCAP, Tesla Model 3 under assessment

Jul 04, 2019

In ANCAP’s latest round of crash test data analysis, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE and G-Class SUVs have been awarded the full five-star rating. Both models impressed with good occupant protection. Using Euro NCAP’s crash test...

Video: Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, season 11 trailer

Jul 04, 2019

Jerry Seinfeld’s online show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, is about to launch into its 11th season called Freshly Brewed. And to whet our appetite, an official trailer has just hit YouTube. By the looks...

Kogan Cars launches as new online car buying service

Jul 04, 2019

Kogan.com has teamed up with Eclipx Group to offer a new online car buying service called Kogan Cars. The service will aim to secure new cars at competitive prices for Kogan customers, tapping into Eclipx...

Lamborghini half-year sales up 96% for 2019, on track for annual record

Jul 03, 2019

Lamborghini has posted yet another half-year sales record, with worldwide deliveries up an impressive 96 per cent across the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2018. Sales topped 4553...

Hyundai announces clever CVVD valve control tech, debuts with G1.6 T-GDi

Jul 03, 2019

Hyundai has revealed plans to introduce a “world-first” engine technology that it’s calling Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD), which will start to make its way into production cars as early as later this year. What...