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 BMW M5 manual transmission announced

May 25, 2012

BMW has announced a six-speed manual transmission option for the mighty 2012 BMW M5. The option was recently revealed at a private event in California, USA. Unfortunately, the manual option will not be introduced in...

Volvo S60 Polestar M3 rival on the way – report

May 25, 2012

An image of a peculiar Volvo S60 Polestar prototype has been sent to Swedish car magazine Teknikens Varld. The prototype appears to be a serious version of the S60, potentially ready to rival the M3...

Peugeot 301 sedan revealed with new naming structure

May 25, 2012

Peugeot has revealed the all-new Peugeot 301 small sedan which will debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. The company has also revealed details on its new naming structure. The compact 301 sedan...

BMW M: 40 years of race-bred road cars

May 24, 2012

This year, and this month, BMW M celebrates its 40th birthday. We thought we’d take a look at the history of BMW’s motorsport division, and some of the awesome cars it has produced over the...

Video: Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept teaser released

May 24, 2012

After an alleged image/rendering of the Renault A110-50 Concept was revealed a couple of days ago, Renault has now released an official teaser of the new car which harks back to the original sports car...

New Alfa Romeo roadster to be underpinned by Mazda platform

May 24, 2012

Fiat and Mazda have announced memorandum of understanding deal which will see Fiat company Alfa Romeo borrow the upcoming Mazda MX-5 platform for a new Alfa roadster. (Pininfarina concept shown) Mazda and Alfa Romeo produce...

Volkswagen Golf R cabriolet patent images confirm new model

May 24, 2012

Volkswagen has just launched the sporty new Golf GTI cabrio overseas, however, patent images have been found providing evidence that a Volkswagen Golf R cabriolet is also on the way. As you can see by...

New Aspid sports car on the way

May 24, 2012

Aspid, a Spanish car manufacturer, has released a teaser image previewing a new sports car it plans to reveal in the next few weeks. The large coupe is set to feature a V8 powerplant. Not...

Porsche now available in Forza 4 Xbox game

May 23, 2012

When creators of the awesome Xbox 360 Forza Motorsport games were developing Forza 4, they ran into difficulties when trying to get Porsche on board. The issue was related to Electronic Arts and the rights...

Video: Ken Block Gymkhana FOUR edited for even more sideways

May 23, 2012

A new edited version of the Ken Block Gymkhana FOUR video has been released, showing even more sideways action. The original fourth video was released in August last year. According to the video description, The...

2014 BMW M3 to get straight-six engine – confirmed

May 23, 2012

There has been a number of rumours and reports circulating lately, speculating the potential powerplant for the upcoming 2014 BMW M3. A straight-six engine has now been confirmed. Speaking with BMW enthusiast forum Bimmerpost, BMW...

Video: 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder faster than Veyron?

May 22, 2012

A video has been released previewing the new 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder on the dyno. The car has been ordered by Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler. The full specifications of the open-top model haven’t...