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.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI diesel hybrid confirmed, arrive by 2014

Oct 22, 2011

That’s right peeps and cohorts, the next Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (XI) will feature a diesel hybrid powertrain. Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko has confirmed the new powertrain, and the commencement of its development which will be...

Ford Focus ST and Ford Fiesta ST customised cars set for SEMA 2011

Oct 21, 2011

Ford will be showing various highly tuned new cars at SEMA 2011 (Specialty Equipment Market Association), based on the 2012 Ford Focus ST and Ford Fiesta ST. Each car will present a different theme at...

Video: 2012 BMW M5 review by Totalcar

Oct 21, 2011

Hungarian auto publication Totalcar has just released a 2012 BMW M5 review which showcases more sideways action and smoke than the D1 Grand Prix. Well, maybe not that much, but it does show lots and...

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe on sale in Australia

Oct 21, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has launched the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe in Australia. This is the all-new two-door coupe version of the very popular and very awesome Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG sedan. Like the C 63...

Video: Insane Hot Wheels track biggest you’ve ever seen?

Oct 21, 2011

This may not be performance car news but for anyone out there who has grown up with toy cars, you’ll enjoy this insane Hot Wheels track video that has just been uploaded on YouTube. We...

VATH Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG BITURBO with 484kW

Oct 20, 2011

Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist VATH has released a new VATH Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG tuning kit called the V63RS. It pumps out just under 500kW, while the sleek CLS body is also administered with various styling...

For Sale: Jacques Villeneuve’s Dodge Viper RT/10 Hennessy Venom

Oct 20, 2011

After something very unique with some history? How about Jacques Villeneuve’s Dodge Viper RT/10 Hennessy Venom that was handed to him for claiming the 1997 Formula One World Championship title, after battling with Michael Schumacher...

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG V8 BITURBO on sale in Australia

Oct 20, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has announced the new Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 5.5-litre V8 BITURBO for Australia. The brutal barnstormer will be available in sedan and estate later this year. Mercedes-Benz is stepping away from the ‘old’ 6.2-litre...

2012 Audi A6 2.0 models now on sale in Australia

Oct 20, 2011

Audi has released the new 2012 Audi A6 2.0 TFSI and 2012 Audi A6 2.0 TDI variants in Australia. These will make up the range as the new entry-level models, and join the current 2.8...

Prodrive MINI Countryman for the road planned – report

Oct 20, 2011

Motorsport engineering experts at Prodrive are working on a Prodrive MINI Countryman which will offer big revisions and enhancements in visuals and driving performance, as well as handling characteristics over the standard Countryman S. The...

Video: Nissan Juke-R gets a roll cage

Oct 20, 2011

Nissan has released a third update on the interesting Nissan Juke-R concept. This time its a video showing the muscly SUV’s new roll cage system being put together, and a sub frame and mounting points...

Edo Competition Porsche Panamera S Hellboy

Oct 19, 2011

Edo Competition has released the Edo Competition Porsche Panamera S Hellboy package using Vorsteiner aerodyamics. For those who don’t remember, Edo is the German tuner that built the club-spec Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo that sadly...