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.

For Sale: 1997 Volvo V90 with LS1 V8 Chev engine

Oct 24, 2011

Obviously, this has got to be one of the best sleepers concepts around. It’s a 1997 Volvo V90 wagon with a LS1 Chevrolet V8 under the bonnet. And it’s up for sale right now on...

McLaren MP4-12C laps Nurburgring in 7:28 – UPDATE Video

Oct 24, 2011

Sport Auto magazine in Germany has just conducted another one of its ‘Supertest’ tests which included running a McLaren MP4-12C Nurburgring lap time of 7:28, putting it in front of its main rival, the Ferrari...

SEMA 2011 Ford Raptor SVT SuperCrew show car with over 600hp

Oct 24, 2011

This SEMA 2011 Ford Raptor SVT SuperCrew has got to be the ultimate rally bush-bashing machine around? It’s a special project put together by Addictive Desert Designs and JPM Coachworks – as well as Hennessey...

Video: Toyota boss Akio Toyoda drives crashed Aston Martin Zagato at Nurburgring

Oct 23, 2011

It’s not very often you get two company bosses exchanging products for each to try out. Recently though, Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda and Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez decided try out each other’s...

Ferrari Celeritas concept design study by Aldo Schurmann

Oct 23, 2011

How’s this for a stunning piece of design? It’s called the Ferrari Celeritas and it’s a concept design study created by modern designer Aldo Schurmann, previewing a futuristic take on early Ferrari F1 cars. It’s...

Video: Ferrari 458 Spider review by Autocar

Oct 23, 2011

The Ferrari 458 Spider has to be one of the most beautiful modern-day Ferraris around, especially in this elegant pearl white and red interior colour scheme. Ferrari launched the new Spider in Europe last week...

Toyota FT-86 iPhone app released

Oct 22, 2011

For all the Toyota FT-86 fans out there, Toyota hasn’t unveiled the Toyota FT-86, but it has released a Toyota FT-86 iPhone app. The app allows users to contribute images and share ‘spotting’ experiences of...

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI diesel hybrid confirmed, arrive by 2014

Oct 22, 2011

That’s right peeps and cohorts, the next Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (XI) will feature a diesel hybrid powertrain. Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko has confirmed the new powertrain, and the commencement of its development which will be...

Ford Focus ST and Ford Fiesta ST customised cars set for SEMA 2011

Oct 21, 2011

Ford will be showing various highly tuned new cars at SEMA 2011 (Specialty Equipment Market Association), based on the 2012 Ford Focus ST and Ford Fiesta ST. Each car will present a different theme at...

Video: 2012 BMW M5 review by Totalcar

Oct 21, 2011

Hungarian auto publication Totalcar has just released a 2012 BMW M5 review which showcases more sideways action and smoke than the D1 Grand Prix. Well, maybe not that much, but it does show lots and...

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe on sale in Australia

Oct 21, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has launched the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe in Australia. This is the all-new two-door coupe version of the very popular and very awesome Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG sedan. Like the C 63...

Video: Insane Hot Wheels track biggest you’ve ever seen?

Oct 21, 2011

This may not be performance car news but for anyone out there who has grown up with toy cars, you’ll enjoy this insane Hot Wheels track video that has just been uploaded on YouTube. We...