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.

Merdad McLaren MP4-12C MehRon GT revealed

Sep 06, 2011

UK-based tuning company Merdad has revealed the Merdad McLaren MP4-12C MehRon GT tuning pack. It’s regarded as the first-ever tuning pack for the recently released McLaren Mp4-12C supercar. Merdad hasn’t revealed all engine specifications or...

2012 Holden Commodore available in Peter Brock-inspired Perfect Blue

Sep 06, 2011

Holden has announced some details of the new 2012 Holden Commodore, which will be available in a new Perfect Blue exterior colour, inspired by the Peter Brock Formula Blue HDT Group A VK SS Commodore....

Rimac One Concept front end revealed in teaser shots

Sep 06, 2011

It looks like Rimac Automobili wants to be taken very seriously as it has released yet more teasers of the Rimac One Concept it plans to unveil at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show next...

Video: 2012 (991) Porsche 911 seven-speed manual explained

Sep 05, 2011

Porsche has released some new 2012 991 Porsche 911 videos onto YouTube. The first of which explains the new seven-speed manual transmission, while another video explains a new coasting feature with the PDK transmission. A...

BMW Z4 sDrive20i and BMW Z4 sDrive28i announced in Australia

Sep 05, 2011

BMW Australia is introducing the BMW N20 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine into the new BMW Z4 sDrive20i and BMW Z4 sDrive28i. This means the full range of BMW Z4 Roadster models in Australia will...

Video: Subaru Impreza WRX with BMW M5 V10 engine

Sep 05, 2011

We always love crazy conversions and wacky ideas here at PD, and this Subaru Impreza WRX V10 BMW M5-powered creation is a fine example. Yes, a 5.0-litre V10 rear-wheel drive Subaru Impreza WRX. A debut...

Video: TRP Racing Ford XR6 Turbo runs 8.48 – quickest XR6T in Australia

Sep 04, 2011

The Tony Rigoli Performance (TRP) ‘Coon Dog’ Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo has just run an astonishing 8.48 second quarter-mile at 165mph (265km/h) at Sydney Dragway. This makes it the fastest Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo in...

Video: Maserati Gran Turismo S insane traffic run at 230km/h in Qatar

Sep 03, 2011

An insane video has recently been posted up onto YouTube showing a Maserati Gran Turismo S being driven at high speed through Qatar, in the Middle East. In standard form, the Maserati Gran Turismo S...

Video: Rimac Concept One teaser – 800kW electric supercar

Sep 03, 2011

Rimac Automobili has released another teaser of its upcoming Rimac One Concept electric supercar it plans to unveil at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. As previously reported, the Rimac One Concept...

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition laps Nordschleife in 7:14

Sep 03, 2011

It hasn’t been officially confirmed yet but according to a Chris Harris tweet, the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition has lapped Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:14, making it very near one of the fastest proper production, street-registered...

Lamborghini Aventador crash – first ever?

Sep 03, 2011

It’s unfortunate but it was bound to happen. This is the first Lamborghini Aventador crash to been reported. It occurred on Tuesday the 30th of August in Padua, Italy. According to reports the driver of...

BMW 1 Series M Coupe APP performance package

Sep 02, 2011

More and more tuners are getting ahold of the awesome new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, with the latest coming from APP in Germany. This may be the best tuning package yet, in both the...

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