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.

MTM Audi A1 cracks 200mph with 324km/h run at Nardo

Jul 21, 2011

An MTM Audi A1 has just run 324km/h (201mph) at a recent top-speed meet at Italy’s Nardo high speed test track. Even though the new Audi A1 has only just been released, Audi tuning specialist...

Video: Pagani Huayra test drive with Horacio Pagani

Jul 20, 2011

The lucky guys at evo magazine in the UK recently got to go for an exclusive test drive in the new Pagani Huayra with none other than Mr Horacio Pagani himself. Harry Metcalfe attended a...

McLaren MP4-12C to get tweaks with improved sound

Jul 20, 2011

After a number of slightly disappointing reviews from the world’s motoring press, McLaren has announced it will make tweaks to the McLaren MP4-12C production cars this week. The main tweaks will involve giving the 3.8-litre...

Video: Lamborghini Gallardo twin-turbo by Underground Racing spitting flames

Jul 20, 2011

How’s this for a neat party trick? Take one Lamborghini Gallardo twin-turbo by Underground Racing, start it, wait until night time, hit the go pedal in neutral, back off and then enjoy the colourful plumes...

Next Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 to get more power

Jul 20, 2011

Yes, the popular little hot hatch from Volkswagen is about to get more powerful. Reports have it the next, 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 will come with around 164kW of power (220hp), up from the...

Gumpert Apollo crashes during Nurburgring lap record attempt

Jul 20, 2011

While attempting to set a new Nurburgring lap record, a Gumpert Apollo Speed has crashed into a barrier just after taking off. The Gumpert was being driven by Adrian Sutil, current F1 Force India Formula...

Ferrari Eternita winner of 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest

Jul 20, 2011

Ferrari has announced the winners of the 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest. It was Korea’s Hongik University and its Ferrari Eternita concept, designed by three students Kim Cheong Ju, Ahn Dre and Lee Sahngseok, that...

Video: 2012 (991) Porsche 911 official teaser

Jul 20, 2011

Porsche has released an official teaser video of the upcoming, 2012 991 Porsche 911 while undergoing hot weather testing. The video has just been posted up on Porsche’s official YouTube channel. Manufacturers love providing teasers...

Polycarbonate plastic windows for future cars and F1?

Jul 19, 2011

Everyone remembers the late and great Ayrton Senna and his final drive. Sad it may be, but incidents like this are not exclusive to Senna. The FIA Institute has announced it is looking into developing...

Video: 2011 Nissan GT-R tested on Top Gear track

Jul 19, 2011

The latest 2011 Nissan GT-R has just been tested by the boys at Top Gear UK and around the Top Gear test track in the show’s latest episode. The new model has had a number...

Ferrari 599 hybrid under development

Jul 19, 2011

Ferrari has been spotted testing an upcoming Ferrari 599 hybrid prototype. The prototype in question was dressed in a normal Ferrari 599 body but underneath was said to feature the company’s all-new hybrid setup. The...

Ferrari F150° Italia 1:1 scale replica steering wheel

Jul 18, 2011

Unless you’ve got more money than the Sultan of Brunei, the chances of getting behind the wheel of an F1 car any time soon are pretty slim. It’s a grim outlook but it’s just something...

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