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.

2011 Superlap Australia World Time Attack winner and results

Aug 07, 2011

Tarzan Yamada and the Cyber Mitsubishi Lancer EVO were crowned the winner of the 2011 Superlap World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek Raceway yesterday. Tarzan managed a best time of 1:28.851 in the Pro...

What is: Dual-Clutch Transmission

Aug 05, 2011

You may have heard the term before in various cars, but what is a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) exactly? What does it do and is it any good? There are three main transmission setups that offer...

Heffner Performance Audi R8 Spyder V10 Twin Turbo

Aug 04, 2011

It looks pretty nasty, because it is pretty nasty. It’s a Heffner Performance Audi R8 V10 Spyder Twin Turbo. We’ll just cut to the chase. Overall power is 725hp at all four wheels (541kW). The...

RevoZport BMW 1 Series M Coupe Raze P450

Aug 04, 2011

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe has certainly received its fair share of publicity and media attention lately. The latest comes in the form of this RevoZport BMW 1 M Coupe Raze P450. The BMW...

For Sale: Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Super Sport

Aug 04, 2011

Remember the epic Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR road car back in the early Need for Speed days? We just found a real one. A Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Super Sport and it’s up for sale. Only...

Nissan GT-R R35 shooting brake anyone?

Aug 04, 2011

Who said fast cars weren’t practical. This R35 Nissan GT-R wagon, or shooting break, is just a rendering, but it certainly caught our eye. We’re not sure if we love it or hate it though....

Video: Need for Speed: The Run featuring 991 Porsche 911, Aventador, Camaro ZL1

Aug 04, 2011

EA Sports has just released a Need for Speed: The Run trailer video. This is the next iteration of the popular Need for Speed computer and console game which will feature the new 991 Porsche...

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car announced

Aug 03, 2011

Porsche has taken the wraps off the new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car which will be raced in various Carrera Cup-style competitions around the world. The new GT3 Cup race car gets a larger,...

Carroll Shelby accused of sexual assault

Aug 02, 2011

The legendary creator of the Shelby Cobra, Carroll Shelby, has just been accused of sexual assault by an ex-receptionist. Angelica Smith, who used to work at Shelby’s company, claims she was groped by Shelby and...

Video: BMW 1 M Coupe vs E46 BMW M3 CSL on the Nurburgring

Aug 02, 2011

An exciting video has just been uploaded onto YouTube showing a new BMW 1 Series M Coupe chasing around an E46 BMW M3 CSL on a lap of the Nurburgring. According to the video uploader,...

Infiniti GT-R possible says CEO

Aug 02, 2011

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed an Infiniti GT-R is possible. The car would be based on the highly capable R35 Nissan GT-R only revised to suit Nissan’s sports luxury arm (Infiniti) characteristics and design....

2012 (991) Porsche 911 interior revealed

Aug 02, 2011

Evo magazine in the UK were recently given the opportunity to go for a spin in pre-production prototypes of the upcoming 2012 991 Porsche 911, and they have taken some shots of the inside, revealing...

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