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.

Maserati Levante SUV named, Ghibli nameplate returing

Sep 28, 2012

Maserati has announced a name change for its new SUV, and has named its upcoming mid-size sedan; the Maserati Levante SUV and the Maserati Ghibli. The Italian company revealed a concept version of its SUV...

Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost ‘Art Deco’ editions bow at Paris

Sep 28, 2012

Rolls-Royce has revealed ‘Art Deco’ era special editions of the Ghost and Phantom at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The cars commemorate the 1925 Paris Exhibition, or ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’...

2013 Honda CR-Z facelift officially revealed

Sep 27, 2012

Details and official images of the 2013 Honda CR-Z facelift have finally been released after a number of teasing previews. The new model makes it debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which has just...

Bentley Continental GT3 concept hints at racing plans for 2013

Sep 27, 2012

The Bentley Continental GT3 concept has been revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The GT3 turns the larger luxury cruiser into an angry racing weapon. The British company has released little details about the...

Porsche Panamera Sport Concept revealed, previews future styling

Sep 27, 2012

In a surprise move Porsche has pulled the wraps of an interesting new shooting brake concept car at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, called the Porsche Panamera Sport Concept. Designed as a wagon version of...

2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 revealed in concept form

Sep 26, 2012

Images of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7, or at least a near-production concept version, have been revealed online. These breaking images were first picked up by Autobild in Germany, providing an early glimpse of...

G-Power G1 V8 Hurricane RS BMW 1 Series gets V8 conversion

Sep 26, 2012

There’s the BMW M5 with 412kW. Imagine having more power on tap in a little BMW 1 Series. Well, wonder no more. The G-Power G1 V8 Hurricane RS BMW 1 Series package is not only...

McLaren P1 production car patent images found

Sep 26, 2012

McLaren is set to unveil its new P1 concept car later this week at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Patent images of what appear to be the production version have now been found, giving us...

Video: Lamborghini Nova teaser previews new Gallardo?

Sep 26, 2012

Lamborghini has something special brewing for the 2012 Paris Motor Show and has released a teaser video previewing a new vehicle called the Lamborghini Nova. It’s unclear what the model will be exactly, however, industry...

BMW M750i and 728 hybrid on the way – report

Sep 25, 2012

BMW is expected to expand its flagship 2013 7 Series range next year with the introduction of a new performance ‘BMW M750i’ and a fuel-efficient 728i hybrid. The M750i – name not yet official –...

Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz only car brands in CoolBrands 2012 top 20

Sep 25, 2012

The annual CoolBrands results are out and only Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz have made it into the top 20. The list ranks over 10,000 independent brands, judged by over 3000 British consumers and 39 panel...

BRABUS Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG wagon is pure awesome

Sep 25, 2012

If you’ve got a wagon version of anything, it’s almost always cooler. It’s just the way it is. This BRABUS Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG wagon shows us how it’s done. Featuring a full BRABUS bodykit...