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 Lexus GS 450h now on sale in Australia

May 15, 2012

The all-new 2012 Lexus GS 450h hybrid is now on sale in Australia. The new model features an Atkinson cycle hybrid V6 powertrain, with 254kW on tap. Prices start at $99,900. Joining the 2012 GS...

Fostla Audi Q7 V12 TDI boosted to 600PS (442kW)

May 15, 2012

German tuning company Fostla has come up with a tuning package for the mighty Audi Q7 V12 TDI, leaving it with 442kW (600PS). The Q7 also features a matt black body for the ultimate stealthy...

BMW M135i officially revealed with 235kW

May 15, 2012

Like the insane BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the new BMW M135i hatch is part of BMW M’s growing showroom range. It may even make its way to Australia by the end of this year....

MINI John Cooper Works GP II edition most powerful MINI ever

May 15, 2012

If the normal MINI JCW isn’t fast enough for you perhaps the new MINI John Cooper Works GP II will suffice. It’s the company’s fastest and most powerful car ever. Sporting a range of JCW...

Video: Ken Block and Tommy Lee ‘Seat Swap’

May 14, 2012

Ken Block and Tommy Lee have swap seats for a day for a cool new video. The video showcases a glimpse of Ken Block’s usual driving antics filmed at Willow Springs Raceway. To start the...

Jerry Seinfeld working on a new ‘Comics and Cars’ TV show

May 14, 2012

Jerry Seinfeld is apparently working on a new show called ‘Comics and Cars’. The show is set to be a documentary-style reality series, featuring various celebrities and classic cars. According to a recent report from...

2012 BMW X5 M50d and X6 tri-turbo diesel Australian prices announced

May 14, 2012

BMW Australia has announced pricing details for the new tri-turbo diesel 2012 BMW X5 M50d and 2012 BMW X6 M50d. These will be the only tri-turbo diesel BMWs to join the local lineup. Featuring a...

New Ferrari Enzo replacement confirmed for end-2012

May 14, 2012

Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has confirmed the new Ferrari Enzo replacement will be unveiled towards the end of this year, featuring a Ferrari-first hybrid powertrain. It was recently confirmed that Ferrari is working on...

Toyota overtakes GM as world’s biggest car company

May 14, 2012

Toyota has overtaken General Motors as the world’s largest car company. The news comes as the 2012 first quarter sales figures come through. General Motors overtook Toyota last year as the world’s biggest car company,...

Carroll Shelby dies at age 89

May 14, 2012

One of the most legendary and influential people in the automotive arena has passed away. Carroll Shelby died in a hospital in Dallas, USA, on May 10 late last week. As the creator of cars...

2012 BMW 3 Series Touring wagon officially revealed

May 13, 2012

BMW has pulled the wraps off the new 2012 BMW 3 Series Touring wagon. The new model will be available initially as the 2012 BMW 320d Touring, BMW 328i Touring, and BMW 330d Touring. Similar...

2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R review (video)

May 12, 2012

Volkswagen is renowned for its efficiency, build quality, and somewhat conservative and sure-footed approach to vehicles. The 2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R is the company’s spiciest new model, spiking the showroom punchbowl with flamboyant styling, serious...