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.

Lotus reveals new V8 engine development in progress

Sep 16, 2011

Lotus has revealed an all-new Lotus V8 engine is in its final stages of development, releasing a preview image of the new V8 onto its Facebook page. It’s unconfirmed what model Lotus the new V8...

Video: Audi R8 V10 twin-turbo with 1000hp by Underground Racing

Sep 16, 2011

Renowned Lamborghini, and general supercar tuner, Underground Racing in the US has released a video showcase of its new Audi R8 V10 twin-turbo system which is now available for purchase. It gives the Audi R8...

Video: Nissan GT-R beats 11 of the world’s best driver’s cars in mega drag race

Sep 15, 2011

Motor Trend in the US has put together the mother of all races between – deep breath – a Nissan GT-R, BMW 1 Series M Coupe, Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, Porsche 911 GT3...

Dodge Viper ACR sets new Nurburgring lap record: 7:12.13

Sep 15, 2011

Even though the Dodge Viper ACR was introduced in 2008, a production-spec example has just posted a Nurburgring lap record time of 7:12.13. Official video confirmation of the lap, which took place on Tuesday, is...

2012 Alpina D5 Bi-Turbo unveiled at Frankfurt show

Sep 15, 2011

German tuning company and manufacturer, Alpina, known for warming BMWs, has unveiled the new Alpina D5 Bi-Turbo at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The performance model is based on the latest BMW 5 Series...

2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII with four-cylinder EcoBoost engine on sale next year

Sep 15, 2011

Ford has just released details of the new 2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII range which will come with the option of the world’s first rear-drive EcoBoost engine. Ford has also released details and revisions made...

Volkswagen Beetle R Concept unveiled at Frankfurt show

Sep 15, 2011

Volkswagen has unveiled a more masculine version of the new Volkswagen Beetle in the form of this Volkswagen Beetle R Concept. As the name suggests, the concept takes on Volkswagen’s ‘R’ theme, featuring a number...

Rimac One Concept unveiled at Frankfurt show

Sep 14, 2011

Croatian electric car tuner and designer Rimac Automobili has finally unveiled the Rimac One Concept at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. After an early Rimac One Concept teaser shot, and then a Rimac One...

Lotus Exige S with 3.5 supercharged V6 unvieled at Frankfurt show

Sep 14, 2011

The new 2012 Lotus Exige S has been unveiled at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. It’s wider (by 50.8mm), longer (by 254mm) and more powerful than the predecessor, and it’s being labelled...

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento production of 20 announced by CEO

Sep 14, 2011

Lamborghini has confirmed at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany that it will be putting 20 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento supercars into production. The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is pretty much the most epic modern-day...

Top Gear Australia axed again

Sep 14, 2011

Top Gear Australia fans will be sad to hear that just three episodes into the latest season, Channel Nine has decided to axe the program indefinitely due to falling ratings. Ratings in the past have...

Lotus Evora GTE unveiled at Frankfurt – most powerful Lotus ever

Sep 14, 2011

Lotus is normally only ever associated with very lightweight sports cars, but the company has just unveiled the new Lotus Evora GTE at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. This is the company’s most powerful...