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.

For Sale: 1991 Ferrari Testarossa 4.9 Coupe

Sep 21, 2011

A very rare and unique 1991 Ferrari Testarossa 4.9 Coupe will be up for sale at the Top Car Sale, British Car Auctions in Nottingham UK tomorrow. The Testarossa is in immaculate condition with just...

Infiniti M35h sets Guinness World Record with quickest hybrid quarter mile

Sep 21, 2011

Ever wondered what the quickest production hybrid vehicle is? Wonder no more, the Infiniti M35h sports sedan has just been crowned the quickest on the quarter mile by the Guinness World Records with a time...

2012 (991) Porsche 911 laps Nurburgring in 7:40

Sep 20, 2011

Porsche’s all-new 2012 (991) Porsche 911 has reportedly lapped the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:40, around 13 seconds faster than the 997 predecessor and around as fast as the previous Porsche 911 GT3. And this...

BMW 1 Series M Coupe Manhart Racing MH1 Biturbo package

Sep 20, 2011

Another tuner has come up with a package for the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. It’s called the Manhart Racing MH1 Biturbo package and it brings more engine power and some aerodynamic revisions. Many...

Lexus LS TMG Edition spotted

Sep 20, 2011

A special Lexus LS TMG Edition has been spotted testing on the Nurburgring in Germany in the past couple of days, and here we see the prototype sitting inside Toyota Motorsports GmbH facilities. The special...

Nissan GT-R crash ends up in ditch submerged in water

Sep 20, 2011

An unfortunate Nissan GT-R and its owner have been involved in a nasty car crash that left the two sitting submerged in a small ditch/creek. This is the second time this week a highly desirable...

Video: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition review

Sep 19, 2011

Autocar in the UK has just posted up a Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition review onto its YouTube channel. The video review outlines the main differences between the normal Lexus LFA and the new special Lexus...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series confirmed

Sep 19, 2011

Perhaps the most stunning Mercedes-Benz model currently in the showroom, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing, is about to get even hotter. Think Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series and SLS AMG GT3 for the street. (BRABUS...

For Sale: Mercedes-Benz 300 CE twin-turbo conversion with 600hp

Sep 18, 2011

It’s not every day you stumble upon one of these. It’s a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE twin-turbo coupe fitted with a special 3.2L HFM M104 twin-turbo conversion, and it’s for sale. With the help of...

2012 Dagger GT-D Outlaw with 2700hp by TranStar Racing

Sep 18, 2011

TranStar Racing, creator of the outrageous Dagger GT, has announced plans for a fresh new model for 2012. It’s called the Dagger GT-D and power is claimed to be not just 2000hp (1492kW), like the...

Kia GT production version on the way – report

Sep 18, 2011

Kia has confirmed at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany that a production version of the Kia GT Concept car will eventually hit the market. This could happen as early as 2013. The...

2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe spotted? Australian release confirmed

Sep 17, 2011

The new 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has just been spotted inside Hyundai facilities. Hyundai has confirmed with other Australian media that the next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be heading Down Under, and this spy shot...