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 (991) Porsche 911 full specifications and Australian pricing announced

Aug 23, 2011

After loads of spy shots and teasers, Porsche has finally officially revealed full details and specifications of the new 2012 991 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S ahead of the 2011...

Toyota EV sportscar to attempt Nurburgring EV lap record

Aug 22, 2011

Toyota Motorsport GmbH will be attempting to break the Nurburgring electric vehicle (EV) world record on August 29, using a specially made two-seat lightweight sportscar. The current EV Nurburgring lap record belongs to a Peugeot...

Lamborghini Gallardo finds golf course sand bunker

Aug 22, 2011

If you ever find yourself driving along the fairway on a golf course in a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, do be careful to watch out for the sand bunkers. If you don’t, you could end up...

Video: Chris Harris laps the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Aug 22, 2011

Renowned motoring journalist and race car driver Chris Harris has recently posted up a video of himself doing a flying lap of the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ supercar. For those who are...

For Sale: Ferrari 456 – the quiet achiever?

Aug 21, 2011

It may not be the first Ferrari that comes to mind when someone mentions the exotic Italian marque, but a Ferrari 456 like this one up for sale is actually a pretty cool car. It...

What happened to the Honda we all loved?

Aug 21, 2011

It seemed like just a short time ago that Honda had a big range of desirable, highly engineered performance cars on the market. Cars like the Honda S2000, the Honda Integra Type R and the...

Video: ‘Monster’ Tajima’s 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb run – awesome HD edit

Aug 20, 2011

GoPro camera company has released a final edit HD video of Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record run. Images were taken from up to 10 different GoPro cameras mounted on and...

Kia rear-drive sports concept revealed before Frankfurt show

Aug 19, 2011

Kia has revealed preview images of a rather spectacular-looking Kia concept car that the company plans on unveiling at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt motor show next month. Specific details of the sleek new concept, including...

Audi RS3 B&B tuning package offering over 500hp

Aug 19, 2011

The 2012 Audi RS3 was only released onto the international market earlier this year, but German tuner B&B has already managed to extract 510PS (503hp/373kW) out of the standard 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine. The Audi...

Ferrari 599 GTO crash in Czech Republic

Aug 19, 2011

A serious Ferrari 599 GTO crash has occurred in the Czech Republic, destroying one of only 599 Ferrari 599 GTO’s in the world. According to reports, the 69-year-old driver lost control of the 599 GTO...

2012 Lexus GS officially unveiled

Aug 19, 2011

Lexus has officially unveiled the new 2012 Lexus GS 350 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in California, USA. Some of the specific engine details and trim levels haven’t been released yet but the...

“You will never see a Ferrari electric” – Ferrari boss

Aug 18, 2011

As previously reported, Ferrari is working on a hybrid Ferrari for the future. But when it comes to an EV Ferrari, an electric Ferrari, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says no. He isn’t having any...