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 Ferrari California revealed ahead of Geneva debut

Feb 16, 2012

Ferrari has revealed images and details of the new 2012 Ferrari California. The moderately updated hardtop convertible isn’t set to make its full debut until the 2012 Geneva Motor Show early in March. Complete details...

Ecurie25 Supercar Club opens first clubhouse in Australia

Feb 15, 2012

Ecurie25 Supercar Club has just been introduced in Australia, with the first clubhouse opening up in Brisbane. The club kicks off with five exotics, including a Lamborghini, Maserati, and a Ferrari. This is the first...

Vivid Racing VR825 Porsche 911 Turbo with 615kW

Feb 15, 2012

Vivid Racing has completed its 997 VR825 Porsche 911 Turbo project car. It features an aggressive Vorsteiner bodykit and mechanical revisions taking power to a colossal 825hp (615kw). Vivid Racing has been building the Porsche...

2013 Audi RS 4 Avant official images revealed

Feb 15, 2012

Images of the new 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant wagon have been leaked ahead of its 2012 Geneva Motor Show unveiling early next month. Full details of the new model are yet to be revealed....

991 Porsche 911 GT3 could be PDK auto only – report

Feb 14, 2012

The Porsche 911 GT3 is synonymous for being a hard-edged, raw and left-to-its-own-devices vehicle. The upcoming 991 Porsche 911 GT3 could come in PDK auto only form though, changing the tradition from its strictly manual...

Hyundai Veloster Turbo Australian reveal, convertible “never say never”

Feb 14, 2012

While we were attending the 2012 Hyundai Veloster launch at the Gold Coast, Hyundai gave us a special treat and unveiled a near production-ready version of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. This is the first time...

2012 Maserati GranTurismo S MC-Shift arrives in Australia

Feb 14, 2012

Maserati Australia is introducing the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo S MC-Shift. The model update gets a revised engine with more power, while the $345,000 price tag is unchanged. The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo S MC-Shift is the...

2012 Renault Clio RS Angel & Demon limited edition for Australia

Feb 14, 2012

To celebrate St Valentine’s Day, Renault Australia is releasing just 40 special edition models called the Renault Clio RS Angel & Demon edition. They come with a number of high-performance features and special trimmings. Based...

Video: Porsche Panamera GTS hot lap with Walter Rohrl

Feb 14, 2012

Porsche has released a nice video showcasing the new Porsche Panamera GTS during a hot lap with company chief test driver Walter Rohrl behind the wheel. Walter Rohrl knows a thing or two when it...

Infiniti Emerg-E concept patent images found

Feb 14, 2012

Nissan’s luxury sports car subsidiary, Infiniti, is planning to unveil an all-new Infiniti Emerg-E concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month. The all-new model will showcase the company’s latest design language, featuring smooth...

Kia K9 V8 sedan revealed in official sketches

Feb 13, 2012

Kia is working on an all-new Kia K9 which will bundle all of the South Korean’s technology and expertise into one company-first rear-wheel drive luxury sedan. Kia has never made a rear-wheel drive car. The...

2012 Citroen DS3 gets price cut and more features

Feb 13, 2012

Citroen Australia has announced the new 2012 Citroen DS3 hot hatch. It’s now $6000 cheaper than the 2011 model, and comes with a new engine and more features. Like the 2011 model, the new Citroen...