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: Aston Martin Zagato race car review

Jul 31, 2011

Autocar has just posted up an Aston Martin Zagato race car review onto its YouTube channel. This is the first time we’ve been given a decent interpretation of the super-exotic racer. As the video describes,...

Video: BMW 1 M Coupe vs E92 BMW M3, E36 BMW M3 and BMW Z4 M Coupe

Jul 31, 2011

Here’s a video that shows the new BMW 1 M Coupe vs the E92 BMW M3 in a drag race. It also compares the 1 M Coupe vs the E36 BMW M3 and the 1...

For Sale: 1996 993 Porsche 911 Techart CT3

Jul 31, 2011

Now this is a very cool find, and it’s up for sale. It’s a 1996 993 Porsche 911 Techart CT3. Not only is the 993 911 one of our personal favourites here at PD, being...

Ariel plans superbike production

Jul 31, 2011

Makers of the ballistic Ariel Atom stripped out sports car have announced the company is planning to produce at least two Ariel superbikes, planned to hit the market some time in 2012. Ariel recently released...

BMW i8 Concept unveiled

Jul 30, 2011

BMW has unveiled the all-new BMW i8 Concept in Germany as part of the new BMW i brand – also including a new BMW i3 hatch. The BMW i8 will be the high-performance flagship model...

Video: Nurburgring crazy wet lap by Andreas Gulden

Jul 28, 2011

There’s not much point even explaining this video, recently added on YouTube, it’s quite simply one of the craziest wet laps of the Nurburgring we’ve ever seen. The lap was done by Andreas Gülden, the...

2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 on sale in September

Jul 28, 2011

Volkswagen Australia has announced the Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 will go on sale here in September. The limited edition model celebrates 35 years of Volkswagen Golf GTI, offering extra features, more power and some...

Video: 2012 BMW M5 Ascari track drive and promo footage

Jul 28, 2011

BMW has released some promotional footage of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 being driven around the Ascari circuit in Spain. It’s raw and uncut and gives us a clean indication of what the 4.4-litre twin-turbo...

Video: Ariel Atom turbo with 650hp – Fastest Atom in the world?

Jul 27, 2011

If you really, really want to go fast, and reach fast quickly, get yourself an Ariel Atom turbo with 650hp made by Real Street Performance. Like this example here. Just take a look at the...

Wartsila Emma Maersk: Biggest engine in the world?

Jul 27, 2011

Could this be the biggest engine in the world? It’s made by a company called Wartsila in Finland and it powers one of the biggest transport ships around today, the Emma Maersk. It’s basically a...

Lamborghini Gallardo catches fire in Scotland

Jul 27, 2011

As much as we hate to report things like this, a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar has caught fire in Scotland over the weekend, causing devastating damage to the car. The 40-something owner of the Gallardo was...

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hennessey V1000 tuning kit

Jul 27, 2011

Hennessey has released details of a new tuning package for the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe called the Hennessey V1000. As you might have guessed, the tuning kit brings power levels up to the 1000hp mark (746kW)....

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