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.

Ferrari 599 GTO matt pink – tuning fail?

Sep 12, 2011

Is pink the new black? This matt pink Ferrari 599 GTO was spotted in Dubai recently, cruising around proud, powerful and very pink. We’re not so sure pink is the colour of billionaires. We could...

New (F80) BMW M3 to feature twin-turbo V6? – patent application found

Sep 12, 2011

There’s a number of rumours floating around at the moment talking about what the new F80 BMW M3 will be powered by. The latest of such is surrounding a patent application which BMW recently submitted...

Video: BAC Mono review by Autocar

Sep 12, 2011

A small British company seems to have come up with a cracker of a track car. It’s called the BAC Mono (Briggs Automotive Company), and according to this review, it’s a fantastic bit of kit....

2012 BRABUS Rocket 800 revealed before Frankfurt show

Sep 12, 2011

BRABUS has revealed the new 2012 BRABUS Rocket 800 prior to its official 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show unveiling. As previously reported, BRABUS provided an early teaser shot of the new model it will be...

For Sale: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in UK

Sep 11, 2011

Arrh the old saying, ‘if only money grew on trees’. UK car dealer Tom Hartley, has a vehicle on sale that you definitely wont see at your local corner car yard. It’s a Bugatti Veyron...

For Sale: Toyota Supra with 1000hp T51R engine

Sep 11, 2011

You either love or hate the Toyota Supra. There is a lot of stigma attached to the Japanese coupe, as well as plenty of stereotype in certain regions. From an engineering point of view though,...

Video: Australia’s quickest turbo car – Rob Campisi CV Performance Mustang

Sep 11, 2011

Ever wondered what Australia’s quickest and fastest turbo car is at the moment? It’s Rob Campisi’s CV Performance Ford Mustang, and yesterday it just shaved a couple of milliseconds off its record time, from 5.97...

Ron Howard working on Niki Lauda vs James Hunt F1 movie

Sep 11, 2011

Ron Howard is working on a new film which will capture the scene of the 1976 Formula One Championship, and in particular, recreate the characters and battles of some of the most challenging and competitive...

Video: 2011 Ghostrider 6.66 trailer preview

Sep 11, 2011

Ghostrider is back and up to his usual death-defying antics. Although PerformanceDrive is not normally about bikes, Ghostrider’s latest movie trailer preview, Ghostrider 6.66, could be an exception. Ghostrider 6.66, by the looks of it,...

AC Schnitzer BMW 1 Series M Coupe revealed

Sep 11, 2011

Renowned BMW tuner AC Schnitzer might be late to the party but the company has finally revealed its tuning kit details for the AC Schnitzer BMW 1 Series M Coupe, which offers 294kW, as well...

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – most powerful Camaro ever

Sep 10, 2011

Chevrolet has released official details on the new, top-spec, now most-powerful Camaro ever, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It features a 580hp (432kW) engine, and it will also get new technologies, including Chevrolet’s latest Magnetic...

Maserati SUV revealed in Frankfurt show pocket guide

Sep 10, 2011

Although it’s not official, this could be the face of the new Maserati SUV which is getting ready to be unveiled at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show this Tuesday. The image was found in...