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.

TRD Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport set for Tokyo Show

Nov 26, 2011

TRD (Toyota Racing Development) is preparing the TRD Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport for the upcoming 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. This is the performance upgrade pack for the muscular IS F. As previously reported,...

New Gumpert model previewed in teaser image

Nov 26, 2011

The guys behind the ballistic Gumpert Apollo hypercar have released a little teaser image of the upcoming model. It will be unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. From the silhouette, it looks...

Dyno-Shaft pocket-size personal dyno reads engine power

Nov 26, 2011

Now this is a neat little gadget we’d love to get our hands on. It’s called the Dyno-Shaft and it is effectively a pocket-sized personal dynamometer that can be used at home, by anyone, without...

BRABUS SLS 700 Biturbo Roadster revealed

Nov 25, 2011

Images of the new BRABUS SLS 700 Biturbo Roadster have been revealed. This is the heavily tuned drop-top version of the BRABUS SLS 700 Biturbo coupe, based on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. As the title...

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206 revealed ahead of Tokyo Show

Nov 25, 2011

Subaru has decided to pull the wraps off the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206 special JDM-only model ahead of its official 2011 Tokyo Motor Show unveiling. It’s such a shame Australia misses out...

DeLaVilla Porsche Cayman R1 Widebody kit and tune

Nov 24, 2011

A French tuning company has come up with an interesting DeLaVilla Porsche Cayman R1 Widebody kit. The Porsche Cayman already offers a fairly wide and low stance, but this kit amplifies the trait to even fatter...

Video: Chevrolet Corvette crash involves nasty gutter hit

Nov 24, 2011

This Chevrolet Corvette crash provides a lesson on how not to park your car. Unfortunately, the Corvette demonstrates this by taking a hard hit up against the gutter during a recent autocross event in the...

Honda CR-Z on sale in Australia December 1 from $34,990

Nov 24, 2011

The spiritual successor to the Honda CR-X, the all-new Honda CR-Z, will go on sale in Australia on December 1. Pricing details for the sporty hybrid have now been revealed. Kicking off at $34,990, it...

Lotus 4.8-litre V8 to produce up to 470kW – report

Nov 23, 2011

A few months ago Lotus revealed via its Facebook page that it is developing a bespoke new Lotus V8 engine destined for one of its upcoming sportscars. More details are now are emerging. Lotus is...

DMC Ferrari California 3S Silver Carbon Fibre kit with 446kW

Nov 23, 2011

German exotic supercar tuning specialist DMC has released the DMC Ferrari California 3S Silver Carbon Fibre kit. The package includes an engine tune that takes power to 446kW. Sitting perfectly on a set of staggered-size...

Video: 2012 Porsche 911 review by Chris Harris

Nov 23, 2011

Chris Harris from EVO in the UK has just released a full 2012 Porsche 911 review video, and it’s up on YouTube. This is the first proper review that has been released, as far as...

2012 Summernats Citycruise to reintroduce ‘Supercruise’ event

Nov 23, 2011

The Summernats Supercruise event is set to return as the 2012 Summernats Citycruise at Summernats 25 in Canberra next year. The original segment of the car festival was cancelled after various incidents in the early...

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