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.

Chevrolet Corvette rental car crash ends upside down in canal

Jul 18, 2012

You have probably been involved in, or at least heard of through someone else, some form of rental car hooning. While it hasn’t been confirmed if ‘hooning’ was the cause of this Chevrolet Corvette rental...

2013 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 1 and Spec 2 revealed

Jul 18, 2012

Some may remember the wicked Autosport Dynamics Ford Mustang RTR-C from earlier this year, showcasing a full carbon fibre body. The 2013 Ford Mustang RTR version has now been revealed. Although it’s not covered in...

Volvo V40 Polestar edition on the way, Paris debut possible

Jul 18, 2012

According to reports, Volvo’s official motorsport partner, Polestar, is believed to be working on a new special Volvo V40 Polestar edition. The bespoke model is expected to debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in...

2013 Fiat 500T Sport revealed in new video promo?

Jul 18, 2012

Fiat could be set to release a new variant of the popular Fiat 500. Speculatively called the 2013 Fiat 500T Sport, it is believed the model will sit in between the top spec Abarth and...

2014 Lexus IS prototype in Lexus IS-F convertible guise spotted

Jul 18, 2012

An interesting set of spy images have surfaced online, showing what appears to be, at first, a prototype Lexus IS-F convertible. Unfortunately we don’t have access to the images, so we can’t show you, but...

Video: Electric 1995 BMW M3 Pikes Peak racer test drive

Jul 17, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a very high performance electric vehicle? Pikes Peak veteran Bill Caswell has just sampled a special electric 1995 BMW M3 (EV) racer that will...

Mercedes-Benz GLA ‘A-Class crossover’ officially confirmed

Jul 17, 2012

In an announcement marking the celebration of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class production kicking off, Mercedes-Benz has revealed that a crossover using the same MFA platform is on the way. (Image rendered speculation only) The...

Lexus LF-LC concept seriously considered for production

Jul 17, 2012

Remember the drop-dead gorgeous Lexus LF-LC concept car from the 2012 North American Auto Show earlier this year? Some confirmation has been made that a production version is near. According to a recent Automotive News...

Aspid GT-21 Invictus revealed, 0-100km/h in under 3 seconds

Jul 17, 2012

After a teaser image in May Aspid has pulled the wraps off its latest sports car, called the Aspid GT-21 Invictus. The name is threatening enough, giving you a hint of its extreme performance personality....

Subaru BRZ sold out in Australia in three hours

Jul 16, 2012

The Subaru BRZ has been on sale in Australia since 12:45pm (AEST), however, this year’s allocation has already been sold out. Potential buyers will now have to wait until next year before taking delivery. The...

Lotus not attending 2012 Paris Motor Show

Jul 16, 2012

In light of the recent events, or shadow rather, it’s understood Lotus won’t be making an appearance at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. The company famously unveiled five awesome concept cars at the...

BMW M770ix high-performance 7 Series on the way – report

Jul 16, 2012

BMW is said to be working on a high-performance variant of the 7 Series. Not quite a dedicated ‘M’ model but an M-tuned version possibly carrying the name BMW M770ix. (Regular 7 Series shown) The...