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.

Video: Ken Block Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground

Jul 10, 2012

It’s here. After a few teasers and previews, the Ken Block Gymkhana Five video has hit the web. As you may already know, the latest film was shot in the hilly streets of San Francisco....

TopCar Porsche Cayenne Vantage GTR2 styling kit

Jul 09, 2012

TopCar of Russia has revealed its latest upgrade kit for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Called the Vantage GTR2, the upgrades give the Cayenne a fatter and more aggressive look, with a bespoke new interior. Some...

Lexus LS F Sport on the way – report

Jul 09, 2012

Lexus is said to be planning a Lexus LS F Sport large luxury sedan. The Japanese brand is currently in the process of expanding its F Sport range, with the sports treatment becoming available on...

2012 Subaru WRX Club Spec in Australia in August

Jul 09, 2012

Subaru has announced a new limited edition version of its WRX carrying on the tradition of the Club Spec name. Just 300 2012 Subaru WRX Club Spec examples are being planned. The Club Spec names...

Video: Jaguar F-Type ‘Fearless’ campaign previews engine sounds

Jul 08, 2012

Jaguar has released a preview video of the upcoming Jaguar F-Type sports car. The new video gives us a sample of the angry new supercharged V6 engine sound. Jaguar is really pushing new F-Type, and...

BMW M3 Lime Rock Park edition, just 200 to be made

Jul 07, 2012

BMW has revealed another limited edition of the current generation BMW M3, called the BMW M3 Lime Rock Park edition. It comes with a smattering of tasty highlights. The all-new M3 is only around one...

MINI Paceman name to be retained for new coupe – report

Jul 07, 2012

MINI has apparently locked in the Paceman name for the upcoming two-door version of the Countryman compact SUV. The coupe was previously going to be called the Countryman Coupe. According to a recent Car and...

Video: Ken Block Gymkhana Five – more teasers released

Jul 07, 2012

Ken Block is set to release the fifth installment of the famous Gymkhana video series, and has released two more teasers before the full video is released on July 9. As previously revealed, Gymkhana Five...

Video: Volvo S60 Polestar in action for the first time

Jul 07, 2012

A short video showcase of the cool new Volvo S60 Polestar one-off concept has surfaced online. This is the first time the car has been seen in action. Volvo has no plans to put this...

Mugen Honda CR-Z Super GT car looks wicked, gets twin-turbo V6

Jul 07, 2012

Mugen and Honda have released some details on their new Mugen Honda CR-Z Super GT race car that will compete in this year’s Japanese touring car championship. In its standard form, the CR-Z (review here)...

Volkswagen to finalise purchase of Porsche on August 1

Jul 07, 2012

Volkswagen and Porsche have finalised plans which will see Volkswagen AG purchasing the remaining 50.1 per cent of Porsche SE on August 1. The German giant will buy Porsche for $5.44 billion. Porsche originally planned...

2013 Mazda MX-5 revealed, on sale in Australia late-2012

Jul 06, 2012

Mazda has revealed the new 2013 Mazda MX-5 roadster. The new model is mainly a facelift of the current version, with updated exterior styling and some mechanical changes. From the front you can see the...