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.

Toyota FT-86 production car revealed

Oct 28, 2011

A brochure of the Toyota FT-86 production car has apparently been leaked ahead of the car’s official debut at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show next month. The images show a Toyota FT-86 production version in...

2012 Audi S4 facelift unveiled

Oct 27, 2011

Audi has unveiled the new facelifted 2012 Audi S4 sports sedan. It gets a slightly revised exterior with new headlights and taillights, a more refined interior, as well as the 3.0-litre TFSI V6 engine. Under...

For Sale: Porsche 935 K3 Blackbird Turbo insane build with over 640hp

Oct 27, 2011

This is the stealthiest Porsche 911 creation that we’ve ever come across. It’s a custom Porsche 935 K3 Blackbird Turbo replica which has been a complete ground-up project. Stealthy not as in under the radar,...

Subaru BRZ version to make just under 300hp – report

Oct 27, 2011

The upcoming Subaru BRZ rear-wheel drive sports coupe will offer under 224kW (300hp) of power. This could put it ahead of the Toyota FT-86 version, which is expected to offer around 150kW (200hp). We say...

Nissan 370Z NISMO RC race-ready on sale

Oct 27, 2011

Nissan’s tuning division NISMO has released a new package which can be taken straight onto the race track; the Nissan 370Z NISMO RC (Racing Competition). The special pack comes with everything you need to get...

Video: Underground Racing Ferrari 458 twin-turbo vs Lamborghini Aventador

Oct 26, 2011

This race between an Underground Racing Ferrari 458 twin-turbo and a Lamborghini Aventador may seem like an easy win for one of them, but it proves quite interesting results. The Underground Racing Ferrari 458 twin-turbo...

Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR planned for SEMA Show

Oct 26, 2011

Chrysler’s Mopar Underground skunkworks is planning to unveil a special Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR at next week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Challenger will feature various visual and mechanical enhancements. The Dodge Challenger SRT8...

Lexus GS F Sport revealed before SEMA Show debut

Oct 26, 2011

Lexus has already revealed the new 2012 Lexus GS F Sport variant, but the company has revealed it again – with proper images – prior to its SEMA 2011 show debut. The sports version features...

For Sale: 1971 Datsun 1600 SSS coupe

Oct 26, 2011

If you’re after something rare and extremely cool, and perhaps a car that everybody likes, try this Datsun 1600 SSS for sale. It’s in Australia and in beautiful condition. The good old ‘Datto’ 1600. Everyone...

BMW X5 Performance Edition in Australia

Oct 26, 2011

BMW Australia has released the BMW X5 Performance Edition limited edition model. The pack simply offers a number of sporty styling tweaks for a touch of personalisation. Based on the BMW X5 xDrive SUV, the...

ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster turbo unveiled ahead of 2011 SEMA

Oct 26, 2011

The ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster turbo has been completed and revealed in these first images. This is the Veloster turbo project previewed a few weeks ago, featuring a completely modified body, interior and engine. Hyundai...

Video: 480hp V8 Chev bar stool – ‘Add A Motor To It’

Oct 26, 2011

Following in the theme set by the world’s fastest couch last month, the latest episode of ‘Add A Motor To It’ features a 480hp V8 Chev bar stool. What will they think of next? Kit...