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.

Video: 913hp BMW M5 turbo overcomes tyres in any gear

Nov 22, 2011

Ever wondered what happens when 681kW (913hp) is put through to the rear wheels all at once? This 913hp BMW M5 turbo shows what can happen when lots and lots of power meets nowhere near...

Toyota FT-86 teased again in new promo video

Nov 22, 2011

Another day and another piece of the Toyota FT-86 is revealed. This time Toyota has released a video promo featuring the all-new sports coupe. Images of what purport to be the Toyota FT-86 production car...

Video: 2013 Nissan GT-R does 0-100km/h in 2.84 seconds – UPDATE

Nov 22, 2011

A new video has been released showing a 2013 Nissan GT-R doing 0-100km/h in just 2.84 seconds. This is around 0.2 seconds quicker than the current 2011 model year (MY) GT-R. With the new model...

Jaguar E-Type wins ‘Restoration of the Year’ award

Nov 21, 2011

A classic Jaguar E-Type has been crowned the ‘Restoration of the Year’ winner after being completely rebuilt by Classic Motor Cars in the UK (CMC). A panel of judges, including Jay Leno, Derek Bell, and...

Porsche Design Tower features garages on all 57 levels

Nov 21, 2011

How would you like a garage right next to your apartment, regardless of what level you live on? Plans for a Porsche Design Tower featuring exactly that have just been approved. All 57 levels of...

BMW M Performance attending 2011 Essen Motor Show

Nov 21, 2011

BMW Performance and BMW M Performance have announced they will be attending the 2011 Essen Motor Show, presenting a range of upgrade tuning options. Similar to the just finished 2011 SEMA Show, the 2011 Essen...

Ferrari wants more F1 technology in its road cars

Nov 21, 2011

Ferrari has expressed that it wants to apply more of its Formula One racing technology into its road cars, even though there are rules which limit manufacturers from doing so. One of the technologies Ferrari...

2013 Dodge Viper to appeal to more of the market

Nov 21, 2011

The new 2013 Dodge Viper is set to appeal to a wider range of the market, Dodge boss has said, offering improved comfort, more equipment and more technology. It won’t lose its brute horsepower personality...

Singer Design Porsche 911 debuts at LA Show

Nov 21, 2011

Remember the impeccably restored Singer Design Porsche 911 projects from earlier this year? The company has just made an international debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show showing its fourth project. This stunning silver...

2012 Audi A1 Sportback five-door in Australia mid-2012

Nov 19, 2011

Audi has revealed the new 2012 Audi A1 Sportback; the five-door version of the relatively new, and smallest model in the company’s lineup, the Audi A1. It will arrive in Australia in mid-2012. Audi says...

2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra GT3 update revealed

Nov 18, 2011

Audi has unveiled the updated version of the R8 LMS GT3 called the 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra. The ‘ultra’ version is lighter in weight, more aerodynamic and faster than the current 2011 GT3 race...

For Sale: De Tomaso Pantera with over 900hp

Nov 18, 2011

The ultimate Italian muscle car would have to be the De Tomaso Pantera. Here’s a mint and extremely rare example of one up for sale in British Columbia, Canada, with over 900hp. According to the...

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