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 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI now with S tronic auto

May 17, 2012

Audi Australia has introduced a model update for the 2012 Audi TT. The major change is the 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI models now come standard with a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission. Previously only available...

Fiat 500 parked at Volkswagen Sweden for Google Street View prank

May 17, 2012

Fiat has pulled off a neat little prank, possibly without even knowing. In the Google Street View image at the entrance to Volkswagen headquarters in Sweden sits a Fiat 500, which could have been placed...

Wheelsandmore Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione with 356kW

May 17, 2012

Wheelsandmore has got their hands on an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and given it a few styling tweaks, and some engine revisions to increase horsepower. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a rare supercar featuring...

2012 Peugeot 4008 on sale in Australia in June

May 17, 2012

Peugeot Australia has introduced the new 2012 Peugeot 4008 SUV. It features all-new, flashier styling, and comes in front-wheel and all-wheel drive form. Prices start at $28,990. The entire range now comes standard with a...

Toyota GT 86 and Lexus LFA set for 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours

May 17, 2012

Toyota is preparing its lineup for the 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance event starting this weekend, with four Toyota GT 86 race cars and a specially prepared Lexus LFA. Two of the Toyota GT 86s...

McLaren MP4-12C Spider could debut at 2012 Goodwood Festival

May 16, 2012

There has been spy shots circulating in the industry lately, showing prototype versions of a McLaren MP4-12C Spider during testing. It’s only a matter of time now before the vehicle hits production. According to a...

Kelleners Sport BMW 5 Series Touring packs a 360kW punch

May 16, 2012

How’s this for a cool wagon. The Kelleners Sport BMW 5 Series Touring package can be had in twin-turbo V8 petrol or turbo-diesel guise, featuring a range of aerodynamic and mechanical revisions. For the Kelleners...

1957 Ferrari 625 TRC sells for $6.47 million at RM Auction

May 16, 2012

A stunning 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC has been sold at a recent RM Auctions event in Monaco for a whopping 5.05 million euros (AU$6.47 million). Just two of these racing classics were ever built. It’s...

Armortech and Atelier ‘Tresor SUV’ to be new bulletproof off-roader

May 16, 2012

A new off-roader is about to hit town called the Tresor SUV. Created by Armortech and Atelier Valdeig, the concept has been created to blend Bentley and Rolls-Royce levels of luxury and prestige. It’s based...

SLP Chevrolet Camaro Panther with up to 522kW (700hp)

May 16, 2012

Tuning specialist SLP has come up with a monster package called the SLP Chevrolet Camaro Panther. The heart of the beast is a supercharger, available in four states of tune. SLP is offering a proper...

Video: Deadly Ferrari 599 GTO crash caught on film

May 16, 2012

A spectacular but also very unfortunate Ferrari 599 GTO crash has been caught on camera in Singapore. The driver sadly lost his life in the accident, after going through a red light. According to reports,...

Porsche 918 Spyder: first prototypes revealed

May 16, 2012

The all-new flagship Porsche is getting near. Details on the first Porsche 918 Spyder prototypes have been released, including specifications and some inspiring images. Wearing a kind of camouflage wrap, the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype...