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.

Jerry Seinfeld working on a new ‘Comics and Cars’ TV show

May 14, 2012

Jerry Seinfeld is apparently working on a new show called ‘Comics and Cars’. The show is set to be a documentary-style reality series, featuring various celebrities and classic cars. According to a recent report from...

2012 BMW X5 M50d and X6 tri-turbo diesel Australian prices announced

May 14, 2012

BMW Australia has announced pricing details for the new tri-turbo diesel 2012 BMW X5 M50d and 2012 BMW X6 M50d. These will be the only tri-turbo diesel BMWs to join the local lineup. Featuring a...

New Ferrari Enzo replacement confirmed for end-2012

May 14, 2012

Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has confirmed the new Ferrari Enzo replacement will be unveiled towards the end of this year, featuring a Ferrari-first hybrid powertrain. It was recently confirmed that Ferrari is working on...

Toyota overtakes GM as world’s biggest car company

May 14, 2012

Toyota has overtaken General Motors as the world’s largest car company. The news comes as the 2012 first quarter sales figures come through. General Motors overtook Toyota last year as the world’s biggest car company,...

Carroll Shelby dies at age 89

May 14, 2012

One of the most legendary and influential people in the automotive arena has passed away. Carroll Shelby died in a hospital in Dallas, USA, on May 10 late last week. As the creator of cars...

2012 BMW 3 Series Touring wagon officially revealed

May 13, 2012

BMW has pulled the wraps off the new 2012 BMW 3 Series Touring wagon. The new model will be available initially as the 2012 BMW 320d Touring, BMW 328i Touring, and BMW 330d Touring. Similar...

2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R review (video)

May 12, 2012

Volkswagen is renowned for its efficiency, build quality, and somewhat conservative and sure-footed approach to vehicles. The 2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R is the company’s spiciest new model, spiking the showroom punchbowl with flamboyant styling, serious...

2013 Audi S6 does 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in 3.7 seconds – report

May 11, 2012

The guys over at Car and Driver in the US have managed to do 0-60mph in the new 2013 Audi S6 in just 3.7 seconds. This puts it in the definite low 4.0-seconds range for...

HRE Wheels Nissan GT-R with widebody kit and 942hp

May 10, 2012

This is perhaps one of the most modified – in every way – GT-Rs we’ve ever seen. It’s the HRE Wheels Nissan GT-R and it features a fat widebody kit and a 942hp tuned twin-turbo...

For Sale: 1993 Mazda RX-7 with V8 Chevrolet LS1 conversion

May 10, 2012

Now here’s an interesting one. It’s a 1993 Mazda RX-7 that has received a V8 Chevrolet LS1 engine conversion. It’s currently up for sale in the US showcasing a neat presentation and mild styling tweaks....

2015 Ford Mustang to feature independent rear suspension

May 10, 2012

Some new renderings have surfaced online previewing what could be the new 2015 Ford Mustang. The next-generation model is set leave the retro fastback styling, making way for a more modern and sweeping design. The...

Video: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG review by Chris Harris

May 10, 2012

Chris Harris recently had the opportunity to test out the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG in France, and has posted a neat video review. The new SL-Class is set to arrive in Australia during...

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