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 Toyota FJ Cruiser review

Jun 19, 2012

When it comes to off-road performance, you can almost always count on Toyota being up there with the best of them. The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is no different. It manages to blend that renowned...

Skoda Fabia RS now on sale in Australia from $27,990

Jun 19, 2012

Skoda Australia has announced the new Skoda Fabia RS and Skoda Fabia RS Wagon. Both feature Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI turbo and supercharged engine, as well as various performance highlights. This is the first time Skoda...

Video: Ken Block Gymkhana Five on the way

Jun 19, 2012

Ken Block is working on another installment of his famous Gymkhana series. Now up to Gymkhana Five, the new video will be set in San Francisco. An early preview video has surfaced online showing the...

Dany Bahar to sue Lotus over sacking – report

Jun 19, 2012

Dany Bahar was fired from his position as CEO at Lotus earlier this month. Now Bahar has apparently decided to fire back at the British sports car maker, and is filing a lawsuit to sue...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG four-door a no-go says CEO

Jun 19, 2012

Remember the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG four-door patent images that were leaked? AMG boss has now confirmed this vehicle will not go into production. In a recent Autovisie report, AMG CEO Ola Kallenius said that the...

Pagani Zonda R Evo to debut at Goodwood Festival – rumour

Jun 19, 2012

According to reports and rumours, Pagani will reveal another version of its most popular vehicle. Called the Pagani Zonda R Evo, the stripped out racer is expected to be a revised version of the already...

Largest Ferrari parade in the world set to hit 600 at Silverstone

Jun 19, 2012

Ferrari North Europe is gearing up for a record-breaking parade of Ferraris at Silverstone in September, where over 600 Italian exotics have already registered to take part in the event. The current Guinness World Record...

Video: 2013 Ferrari F12 sounds and looks incredible on track

Jun 18, 2012

Just have a listen to this. It’s the most powerful road-going Ferrari ever made being caned around Ferrari’s Fiorano home test track. The 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will go on sale in Australia in early...

Kelleners Sport KS5-S 2012 BMW M5 with 485kW

Jun 18, 2012

German BMW tuner Kelleners Sport has revealed the new Kelleners Sport KS5-S performance package for the 2012 BMW M5. You may remember the company being responsible for one of the most comprehensively tuned BMW 1 Series...

2013 Kia Sorento revealed, on sale in Australia Q4

Jun 18, 2012

Kia has revealed the sporty new 2013 Kia Sorento SUV, with fresh styling, modern tweaks, and a revised powertrain lineup with improved fuel economy. The new model will go on sale in Australia during the...

Marcos Ambrose finishes ninth in the Michigan 400

Jun 18, 2012

Australian NASCAR Sprint Cup star Marcos Ambrose has finished ninth in the Michigan 400 after starting from pole. The former V8 Supercars champ was running in the top three for the first half of the...

Toyota 86 GTS aero kit now available in Australia

Jun 18, 2012

Toyota only recently launched the new Toyota 86. The company has now announced that an optional aero kit is available for the GTS model. The bodykit has been developed to increase aerodynamic efficiency on the...