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.

For Sale: 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS owned by Chris Evans

Jul 14, 2012

An immaculate 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS will go up for auction at a Baron’s event in the UK next week. The well-kept 328 was previously owned by avid Ferrari collector and TV and radio personality...

Subaru BRZ now on sale in Australia priced from $37,150

Jul 14, 2012

Subaru has finally announced the new Subaru BRZ sports coupe in Australia. The new model is available as a single variant, in either six-speed manual or six-speed auto form, through online purchase only. The Subaru...

Video: McLaren 12C Spider looks stunning in new promo

Jul 14, 2012

McLaren has released a video of the new McLaren 12C Spider, showcasing its track performance and its drop-top roof function. The exceptional footage was taken using cinema-quality RED camera technology. The new drop-top version of...

WIMMER Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG wagon gets huge power boost

Jul 13, 2012

Are you after a powerful shaggin’ wagon? The standard Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Estate is already a serious bit of kit, however, tuning company WIMMER Rennsporttechnik has other ideas. In standard form the C 63...

Subaru BRZ, Hyundai i30 awarded five-star ANCAP safety

Jul 13, 2012

Despite not actually being on sale in Australia yet, the Subaru BRZ has been tested by ANCAP in its latest round of evaluations, and has earned the full five-star rating. The BRZ joins the company’s...

Video: Toyota 86 helps form Toyota Emirates Drifting Team

Jul 13, 2012

Toyota has launched its own drifting team in the United Arab Emirates called the Toyota Emirates Drifting Team, assigning the help of local drift champion Ahmed Al Ameri, and the new Toyota 86. Said drift...

Toyota planning a sports EV with a manual transmission

Jul 13, 2012

Almost all electric vehicles (EVs) currently on the market feature a straight-through drive transmission. Rumour has it Toyota is working on a new fully electric production sports car incorporating a manual transmission. This would be...

Volvo XC40 prototype spotted undisguised, again

Jul 13, 2012

More images of the jumped up SUV version of the new V40 Golf-rival have surfaced online. The Volvo XC40 prototype appears to be wearing no camouflaging at all, giving us a full preview of the...

2012 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe now on sale in Australia

Jul 13, 2012

BMW has launched the super-sleek 2012 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe in Australia. The four-door coupe is a direct rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, and is available in one variant; the BMW 640i Gran Coupe....

2012 Volvo S60 Polestar limited edition review (video)

Jul 13, 2012

Unlike the Polestar tune you can option on various Volvos from the showroom, the 2012 Volvo S60 T6 Polestar is available as a bespoke, limited edition model that goes a bit further than an engine...

2012 Holden Colorado awarded five-star ANCAP safety

Jul 13, 2012

The all-new 2012 Holden Colorado crew cab has just been awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating, joining an exclusive list of 4×4 utes that offer this level of safety. Just three different 4×4 utes on...

2015 Nissan 370Z to be lighter and more fuel efficient – report

Jul 12, 2012

Development has begun on the 2015 Nissan 370Z, with word coming through saying that it will be lighter in weight than the current model and more fuel efficient. Making a vehicle lighter usually results in...