All posts by Brett Davis

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. 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.

New McLaren F1 successor to produce 1000hp – report

Jul 27, 2012

A new McLaren F1 successor is in the making, filling the giant shoes of the famously fast McLaren F1 which was the world’s fastest car at one point. The new model may very well beat...

Jaguar C-X75 production car to rev to 10,000rpm (sound clip)

Jul 26, 2012

Jaguar is planning on producing the epic Jaguar C-X75 supercar for the market. Some new details have now emerged surrounding its production powertrain setup. In concept form the C-X75 features a gas-turbine engine. As cool...

Alpha-N BMW M3 (E92) performance upgrade looks wicked

Jul 26, 2012

Alpha-N in Germany has unveiled its latest project car; the Alpha-N BMW M3, base on the current E92 model. It features some very stealthy and wickedly black body enhancements, and increased engine power. In its...

Volkswagen thinking of buying Proton; Lotus – report

Jul 26, 2012

Volkswagen Group really is an automotive giant. It currently owns nine passenger vehicle brands, including 19.99 per cent of Suzuki. Volkswagen is now apparently thinking of taking over Proton, and Proton-owned sports car brand, Lotus....

Craig Lowndes does first V8 Supercar laps at Sydney Motorsport Park

Jul 25, 2012

TeamVodefone Holden V8 Supercar driver Craig Lowndes has hit the newly refurbished Easter Creek Raceway, now called the Sydney Motorsport Park, for the very first time to test it out. The circuit is getting ready...

2014 Mazda6 revealed, full debut 2012 Moscow Motor Show

Jul 25, 2012

Mazda has decided to reveal the all-new 2014 Mazda6 ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show in Russia. The show starts on August 31 and runs through until September 9. It...

2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus joins new range

Jul 25, 2012

Audi has announced the new 2013 Audi R8 now with an S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Joining the lineup is also a new top-spec model called the Audi R8 V10 Plus. The new variant adds various...

McLaren UltraLuxum’s CXL yacht fits your MP4-12C on board

Jul 25, 2012

It might not be a car but this boat is just too epic to ignore. It even has a ‘garage’ for your McLaren MP4-12C. It also features two retractable outrigger hulls which turn it into...

2014 Mazda6 front end revealed in production form

Jul 25, 2012

Mazda has revealed the first image which gives us a proper preview of the new 2014 Mazda6. As you can see, the design is clearly related to the Takeri concept car the company unveiled last...

LoveFab Honda NSX 1000hp race car prepares for Pikes Peak

Jul 24, 2012

Check out this for an insane build. Built by LoveFab in the US, this special Honda NSX rally car will compete in this year’s Pike Peak International Hill Climb, scheduled for August 12. With an...

Lexus LFA ‘UnleashTheLFA’ teaser hints at special edition?

Jul 24, 2012

Even though Lexus has recently said that there are no plans to release a special edition Lexus LFA, this teaser video the company has released suggests something is going on. Possibly a special edition? Earlier...

Ferrari F40 parade breaks world record at Silverstone Classic

Jul 24, 2012

A record 60 Ferrari F40 supercars paraded around Silverstone circuit in the UK over the weekend, breaking the previous record of 40 F40s set at the event in 2007. The event helped celebrate the F40’s...