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.

Audi TT S line Competition package in Australia in 2013

Jul 06, 2012

To spice up the range, Audi is offering the TT with an S line Competition package. The kit includes various exterior and interior enhancements to give the TT 2.0 TFSI the attitude of the muscly...

2012 Volvo C30 T5 Polestar review

Jul 05, 2012

Volvo has stepped into the super hot hatch segment with the 2012 Volvo C30 T5 Polestar. The C30 has been around since 2006, but will this performance special reinvigorate the model? 2012 VOLVO C30 T5...

Range Rover Evoque celebrates one year of production

Jul 05, 2012

The stylish and very popular, in terms of sales, Range Rover Evoque is celebrating one year of production. The two-door and four-door SUV has picked up a number of highly regarded awards in its first...

Lexus LFA ‘AD-B’ not headed for production

Jul 04, 2012

Remember the bright green Lexus LFA spotted on the streets from yesterday? Well it seems the ‘AD-B’ model is not a special, last hurrah version of the LFA, and it will not go into production....

Puritalia 427 roadster revealed

Jul 04, 2012

You may remember Puritalia 427 teaser image from last month. The Italian company has now revealed the bespoke roadster, which has been inspired by the Shelby Cobra from the Sixties. Although the name suggests it,...

Australian vehicle sales for June 2012 – Toyota 86 hot favourite

Jul 04, 2012

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for June 2012 are out, with the Toyota HiLux once again out in front of the popular Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. According to the figures, 4308...

Video: Pagani Zonda R Evo at the 2012 Goodwood Festival

Jul 04, 2012

A video has surfaced online showing the awesome new Pagani Zonda R Evo during its stints at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The Zonda R Evo is very special track-only edition...

Sergio Pininfarina dies at age 85

Jul 04, 2012

He is one of the most influential figures not only within Ferrari and its history, but in the history of the automobile in general. Sergio Pininfarina has just passed away at age 85, in Turin,...

McLaren 12C Spider revealed, now on sale

Jul 04, 2012

McLaren has pulled the wraps off the new McLaren 12C Spider right on schedule, as previously indicated. The drop-top model features a retractable hard top roof, and the same updated twin-turbo V8 engine as seen...

2012 Volkswagen CC now on sale in Australia

Jul 03, 2012

After being on sale in Australia since 2009, Volkswagen has launched the new 2012 Volkswagen Passat CC four-door coupe. The fresh model is now simply called the Volkswagen CC, and is available in turbo-diesel and...

2012 Honda Civic sedan Series II now on sale in Australia

Jul 03, 2012

Honda Australia has launched the 2012 Honda Civic sedan Series II just months after introducing the fresh ninth generation sedan. The main difference with the Series II is that it is built in Thailand. Up...

Video: Lexus LFA AD-B special edition spotted on the street

Jul 03, 2012

A special Lexus has been spotted undergoing testing on the street in Germany. The mysterious model, dubbed the Lexus LFA AD-B edition, is thought to be part of the last 500 LFAs planned to produced....