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: 480hp V8 Chev bar stool – ‘Add A Motor To It’

Oct 26, 2011

Following in the theme set by the world’s fastest couch last month, the latest episode of ‘Add A Motor To It’ features a 480hp V8 Chev bar stool. What will they think of next? Kit...

Nissan Juke-R unveiled in full by surprise in Spain

Oct 25, 2011

Nissan has shocked us all by unveiling the Nissan Juke-R concept in full at a recent Nissan Qashqai launch in Spain. The company has released a couple of videos in the past few weeks and...

BMW M wants its own separate supercar

Oct 25, 2011

BMW’s in-house performance division, know simply as ‘M division’, is expressing interest in creating a Mercedes-Benz SLS rival; a unique and separate M model that doesn’t rely on engineering and platforms already laid out by...

Audi TT RS Plus on the way – report

Oct 25, 2011

The Audi TT RS could be about to get even hotter, as reports are spreading about an Audi TT RS Plus variant in the works. The model will bring more power and less weight compared...

Mazda TAKERI concept revealed ahead of 2011 Tokyo show

Oct 25, 2011

Mazda has revealed that a new Mazda TAKERI concept will make its international debut at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show next month. The new concept previews a next-generation medium sedan, using the company’s KODO design...

Video: Aston Martin Rapide crash with Roberto Ricci

Oct 25, 2011

This is not something you see everyday; it’s an Aston Martin Rapide crash caught on video as it happened. The crash occurred while owner Roberto Ricci was taking Dave White, editor of MPORA, for a...

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...