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.

TRD Toyota FT-86 kit revealed

Nov 03, 2011

More and more details of the highly anticipated Toyota FT-86 are coming through. Today, images of the TRD Toyota FT-86 have been revealed in a leaked parts catalogue. The TRD Toyota FT-86 consists of a...

Video: ‘Melbourne Cup’ performance car factory quarter mile top 24

Nov 03, 2011

With the Melbourne Cup over for another year, we thought we’d come up with a bit of a cup of ourselves. A factory quarter mile cup if you will. Ever wondered what a top 24...

Chevrolet Camaro COPO concept at 2011 SEMA Show

Nov 02, 2011

Chevrolet has unveiled its new Chevrolet Camaro COPO concept at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This is the ‘straight out of the box’ drag racing package reported a few weeks ago. Although this...

Mopar 8.4-litre V10 crate engine unveiled at 2011 SEMA Show

Nov 02, 2011

Chrysler parts company Mopar has unveiled a new Mopar 8.4-litre V10 crate engine at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The engine is built for drag racing applications and ready to race. Mopar says...

Five Axis Lexus GS 350 F Sport at 2011 SEMA Show

Nov 02, 2011

Renowned Lexus tuning company Five Axis has unveiled a modified Five Axis Lexus GS 350 F Sport at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The masculine sedan features an all-new wide-body bodykit and various...

Varley evR450 unveiled as first ever Australian electric supercar

Nov 02, 2011

Varley, a Queensland-based industrial transportation company, has unveiled an all-new fully electric supercar called the Varley evR450 at the 3rd Annual Australian Electric Vehicle Conference in Brisbane. The evR450 is being dubbed as Australia’s first...

Subaru BRZ Concept revealed ahead of LA Show debut

Nov 02, 2011

The Subaru BRZ Concept STI has been revealed as a preview to its 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show debut later this month. This is the first time a Subaru version of the Toyota FT-86 has...

Toyota FT-86 specifications revealed, 147kW confirmed

Nov 01, 2011

The hugely anticipated Toyota FT-86 specifications have been revealed in a manual. Such engine power and weight details aren’t set to be unveiled officially until the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Recent rumours...

Mercedes-Benz E-Class lightweight version on the way – report

Oct 31, 2011

According to Auto Bild magazine in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is working on a Mercedes-Benz E-Class lightweight version, made from carbon fibre. (rendered speculation by Auto Bild) To help the company reduce its overall emissions output, the...

BMW M3 Frozen Black edition available in Australia

Oct 31, 2011

BMW has announced the special BMW M3 Frozen Black edition is available in Australia. Just 12 examples are set to go on sale, making for a unique and sure-to-be rare collectible in the future. Like...

Scion iQ-RS, Scion iQ RX, Scion iQ-MR to debut at SEMA show

Oct 31, 2011

Four special Scion iQ shows car are preparing for their 2011 SEMA debut; the Scion iQ-RS, Scion iQ RX, Scion iQ-MR and a unique Scion iQ chop top by Pit Boss Cartel. Toyota US brand,...

2012 MINI Roadster unveiled

Oct 31, 2011

MINI has unveiled the new MINI Roadster, a convertible version of the recently released MINI Coupe. The new MINI Roadster features a manual-operated flip down roof and is shorter, lower and slimmer than the MINI...