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.

2013 Porsche Cayman to debut at LA Auto Show

Jun 21, 2012

Prototype versions of the new 2013 Porsche Cayman have been spotted undergoing various testing on the street and track. But the testing is almost over, with Porsche set to reveal the new model at the...

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 500 BlueEfficiency gets twin-turbo V8

Jun 21, 2012

Mercedes-Benz has announced the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 500 4MATIC BlueEfficiency model, replacing the previous ML 500, featuring the company’s new 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Despite wearing the ‘BlueEfficiency’ badge, the ML 500 is not...

Novitec Rosso Ferrari FF is a 517kW shaggin’ wagon

Jun 20, 2012

In what can only be described as the most flamboyant wagon around, Novitec Rosso has unleashed its latest performance package for the Ferrari FF all-wheel drive shooting brake. Novitec Rosso is famous for developing all...

Champion Motorsports Porsche 911 RSR with 429kW ATW

Jun 20, 2012

You may have heard of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR race cars. Well, the wicked Champion Motorsports Porsche 911 RSR is one for the road. It features the full fat bodykit and plenty of getup...

Lexus LFA almost sold out around the world

Jun 20, 2012

The 11 Lexus LFA supercars designated for Australia have all been spoken for, however, around the world, some of the 500 originally planned for production are still up for grabs. Lexus US vice president Tim...

2012 Isuzu D-Max now on sale in Australia

Jun 20, 2012

Isuzu has launched the new 2012 Isuzu D-Max sports dual cab ute range in Australia. This is now the second generation D-Max, and it’s available in three trim levels ranging from the EX, SX, and...

2012 Bentley Continental GT Speed, fastest model ever

Jun 20, 2012

Bentley has unveiled the new Bentley Continental GT Speed ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. The new model is being pitched as the company’s fastest production...

For Sale: 1968 Holden Monaro HK GTS in MotorEx auction

Jun 20, 2012

A number of classic muscle cars will go up for auction through Shannons next month at the Meguiar’s MotorEx car show, including an original ‘barn find’ 1968 Holden Monaro HK GTS 327. Other classics which will...

New BMW M1 revivial could be here in 2016 – report

Jun 20, 2012

BMW and M division are reportedly considering a new BMW M1 supercar which could hit the market in 2016. The high-performance coupe would reignite the original M1 spirit, and become the company’s fastest model. BMW...

New Aston Martin Vanquish revealed, orders taken late June

Jun 20, 2012

After a number of spy shots and rumours, Aston Martin has revealed the new Aston Martin Vanquish – inspired by the AM 310 concept. The new model replaces the high-performance DBS. Although it may look...

2013 Skoda Rapid revealed, new company design language

Jun 20, 2012

Skoda has pulled the wraps off the production version of the Skoda MissionL concept car, called the 2013 Skoda Rapid. The handsome sedan is the first Skoda to show off the brand’s new design language....

Renault to introduce new upmarket brands; Alpine and Initial Paris

Jun 20, 2012

Renault is considering introducing two new upmarket brands, Alpine and Initial Paris, to assist with its plans to reduce dependence on European sales – a market that is dwindling. The French company is also looking...