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.

2012 BMW M5 sets Nurburgring sedan record of 7:55

Jun 28, 2011

The 2012 BMW M5 has apparently just set a new Nurburgring production sedan lap record of 7:55; that’s 18 seconds ahead of the previous E60 BMW M5 lap time of 8:13. Although it is a...

2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb results: Monster Tajima breaks record

Jun 28, 2011

Nobuhiro Tajima, ‘Monster’ has just broken the world record at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a time of 9:51.278. This gives the Pikes Peak master his sixth consecutive win for the Race...

Joss JP1 render preview to 2011 Australian International Motor Show

Jun 28, 2011

Joss, the Australian supercar company we all want to see succeed, has just revealed a rendered teaser image of the new Joss JP1 supercar. The car will be unveiled in full at the 2011 Australian...

Bugatti Veyron final 300th car just been sold

Jun 26, 2011

Bugatti only planned on making 300 examples of the record-breaking Bugatti Veyron 16.4, and if you’ve just about saved up the $1 million-plus needed to buy one, unfornately, you’re too late, the last one has...

Video: Hennessey Venom GT dyno run in the dark

Jun 26, 2011

The Hennessey Venom GT is an epic supercar made by American car company, Hennessey Performance Engineering. We just found this recently added video on the ‘Tube showing an example unleashing its full power on a...

Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s Suzuki Sport Pikes Peak racers

Jun 26, 2011

With the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event just around the corner, we’d thought we’d take a moment to remember one of the most famous Pikes Peak driver and car duos of the era;...

2012 BMW M5 RingTaxi spotted?

Jun 25, 2011

The team from BMWblog.com have spotted, what appears to be, the new BMW M5 RingTaxi. It could be just a prototype or apart of an insider wishlist. Either way, the idea of taking a ride...

EV Connect supplies Fisker with recharging stations

Jun 25, 2011

Fisker Automotive Inc., a car brand that specialises in performance electric vehicles (EVs), has announced a new deal with EV Connect which will see all 47 of Fisker’s showrooms fitted with charging systems. An agreement...

Video: Subaru Impreza WRX STI smashes Isle of Man record

Jun 25, 2011

Subaru, sponsoring this year’s Isle of Man TT event, has smashed the Isle of Man record for a motor vehicle in a Subaru Impreza WRX STI driven by British rally driver Mark Higgins. He posted...

Speed cameras remain off in VIC due to inaccurancy

Jun 24, 2011

Nine motorists were falsely accused of speeding and fined last year in Victoria due to a set of faulty average speed cameras. The cameras, positioned along the Hume highway, have been turned off since October...

Video: Michael Stoschek drives Lancia Stratos around Francorchamps Spa

Jun 24, 2011

Want to take a brand-new Lancia Stratos made mostly of carbon fibre and built upon a Ferrari 430 platform for a drive around Francorchamps Spa racing circuit? Well, you can’t. Unless you’re Michael Stoschek. Michael...

Singer Design Porsche 911

Jun 21, 2011

Old-school anything is normally a sure-fire way to go if you’re after a really cool item. Singer Design, an avid Porsche enthusiast company, is making original Porsche 930 911s new again. The company does this...

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