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.

MG Icon concept to preview upcoming MG SUV

Apr 25, 2012

MG has unveiled a quirky little concept car at the 2012 Beijing Auto Exhibition in China called the MG Icon. The concept is said to preview an upcoming production model MG SUV. This would make...

New Ferrari Enzo HY-KERS hybrid system revealed?

Apr 24, 2012

Ferrari has revealed details of its latest HY-KERS (hybrid kinetic energy recovery system) engine layout, which is expected to be used on the new Ferrari Enzo successor. The setup incorporates a mid-rear-mounted V12 layout –...

Honda Concept C and Concept S unveiled at Beijing show

Apr 24, 2012

Honda has pulled the wraps off two new concept cars at the 2012 Beijing Auto show, including a Honda Concept C and Honda Concept S. The S is said to preview an upcoming MPV model,...

Mazda3 MPS wins 2012 Targa Tasmania Showroom title

Apr 23, 2012

The Mazda Motorsport Mazda3 MPS, driven by Simon and Sue Evans, has won the 2012 Targa Tasmania Showroom title for the fifth-year running. The team also took out the overall 2012 Targa Championship Showroom title,...

Eterniti Artemis pre-production model revealed at Beijing show

Apr 23, 2012

England-based vehicle company Eterniti Motors has revealed a pre-production version of the Eterniti Artemis ‘super-SUV’, based on the Porsche Cayenne. It looks a little bit like a bodykit upgrade for the Cayenne, with restyled front...

Jaguar XJ Ultimate, 3.0 SC V6, and EcoBoost 2.0 announced

Apr 23, 2012

Jaguar has announced a new model variant for its largest most luxurious model. Called the Jaguar XJ Ultimate, the flagship comes with a number of special features, and is available in long wheelbase form only....

2013 Subaru Liberty ‘Outback sedan’ unveiled at Beijing show

Apr 23, 2012

Subaru has unveiled a new 2013 Subaru Liberty variant at the 2012 Beijing Auto Exhibition in China. The model showcases new panels and bumper bars, and raised suspension. Featuring jumped up suspension – by 60mm...

2012 Ford Falcon EcoBoost FG MkII now on sale

Apr 23, 2012

It’s official, the 2012 Ford Falcon EcoBoost FG MkII is now on sale in Australia. The new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder is available in the XT, G6, and G6E at no extra cost over the current...

2013 Nissan Pulsar unveiled, on sale in Australia next summer

Apr 23, 2012

Nissan has unveiled the new 2013 Nissan Pulsar sedan at the 2012 Beijing Auto show in China. The sedan will go on sale in Australia during summer, followed by a hatch variant down the track....

2012 Lexus GS 250 and GS 350 awarded Top Safety Pick

Apr 23, 2012

The new 2012 Lexus GS 250 and GS 350 has been awarded Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US. The award is only given out to vehicles that...

Aston Martin Dragon 88 Limited Edition models for Chinese market

Apr 23, 2012

Aston Martin has revealed the Dragon 88 Limited Edition lineup ahead of their 2012 Beijing Auto show debut. The Aston Martin Dragon 88 editions include V8 Vantage S Coupe, the Virage Coupe, and the DBS...

Lamborghini Urus SUV concept revealed in leaked images – UPDATE

Apr 23, 2012

Images of the all-new Lamborghini Urus SUV concept have leaked online ahead of its debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto show, starting Monday. This is the first time we’ve been given a glimpse of what...