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.

Hyundai i40 sedan coming to Australia by mid-2012

Feb 13, 2012

The current Hyundai i40 is only available as a Tourer wagon, but things are about the change as the sub-premium model is set to take on the sedan market in around three months. Hyundai revealed...

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series Apple app

Feb 13, 2012

Mercedes-Benz and its performance sector AMG have released a new iPhone and iPad app called the C 63 AMG Black. It’s free and available now through iTunes. Showcasing the high performance V8 sports car, the...

Video: Formula Driving Academy drifts around snowy Nurburgring

Feb 13, 2012

It’s the middle of winter right now at the Nurburgring, with temperatures hovering three or four degrees below zero most nights. Nurburgring Driving Academy chief driving instructor thought he might as well make the most...

2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible revealed

Feb 12, 2012

BMW has revealed the all-new 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible, based on the sexy new 6 Series. It comes with the new M5 powertrain and will arrive in Australia during the fourth quarter of...

Koenigsegg developing camless engine with pneumatic valvetrain – report

Feb 11, 2012

Could you imagine an engine without a camshaft? Koenigsegg is reportedly working on a camless twin-turbo V8. Instead of a conventional valvetrain using a cam or cams, it will use pneumatically operated valves. According to...

For Sale: 1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione in Australia

Feb 10, 2012

Fans of the old Sega Rally arcade game will recognise this one. It’s a genuine 1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione I, and it’s up for sale in Australia. It’s had a full right-hand drive...

Audi TT RS Plus unveiled with 265kW

Feb 10, 2012

Audi has revealed the new Audi TT RS Plus. As previously reported, this higher, high performance variant comes with go-fast trimmings and extra power. Power has been increased 15kW while torque is increased by 15Nm....

Tesla Model X crossover revealed

Feb 10, 2012

Electric sportscar maker Tesla has revealed the new Tesla Model X at its headquarters in California. The dramatic and futuristic crossover features gullwing rear doors, seven seats, and a fully electric all-wheel drive powertrain. The...

Subaru BRZ RA and Toyota GT 86 RC lightweight versions revealed

Feb 10, 2012

Subaru and Toyota have revealed the Subaru BRZ RA and Toyota GT 86 RC stripped out, lightweight ‘purist-spec’ versions. These come with the bare minimum and are perfect for modification and/or competition. Like various Subaru...

2013 Audi RS 4 Avant rendered

Feb 10, 2012

As previously reported, Audi is set to reveal the new 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant at the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month. Here’s a rendering of what to expect. Although no further details...

Jaguar C-X75 limited production of 10 to use gas turbines

Feb 10, 2012

Up to 10 limited edition Jaguar C-X75 supercars using gas turbines could go into production, retaining the futuristic and ultra-cool powertrain first seen on the concept car. The Jaguar C-X75 concept car was envisaged as...

Video: Toyota GT 86 track test and media launch insight with Chris Harris

Feb 10, 2012

We have another beauty from Chris Harris for you for a laid-back Friday. The car’s European launch recently took place in Spain, where Harris was able to uncover some extra details about the 86. As...

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