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.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe official teaser released

Nov 09, 2011

Hyundai has released an official teaser of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, as opposed to the alleged fake image revealed on Saturday. From these official 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe images, it appears the previous shots...

Vygor Opera.1 and Vygor Opera.2 details announced

Nov 09, 2011

Remember the Vygor Opera new Italian sports car revealed last month? Details on the Vygor Opera.1 and Vygor Opera.2 – the two variants being planned – have now been released. It’s not the most attractive...

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series price announced

Nov 09, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series price. The V8 coupe will hit the market in April 2012, offering vast cosmetic, chassis and engine revisions over the standard C 63...

Porsche Ferrari 458 rival to use upcoming Audi R8 platform

Nov 08, 2011

The speculated upcoming Porsche Ferrari 458 rival, or whatever it ends up being called, will apparently share the same platform as the upcoming Audi R8, under the Volkswagen Group umbrella. A large proportion of the...

Lamborghini Gallardo on fire wins Targa High Country rally – video

Nov 08, 2011

Jason White has won the inaugural round of the 2011 CAMS Australian Targa Championship Targa High Country rally, despite his Lamborghini Gallardo being on fire for half of the run. The Lamborghini Gallardo is no...

SPEED + STYLE + BEAUTY Brisbane show with Dick Johnson XC Falcon, BMW CSL Art Car

Nov 08, 2011

The SPEED + STYLE + BEAUTY Brisbane car show will present some the rarest and most highly sort after vehicles, including Dick Johnson’s 1977 Ford XC Falcon and the one-off 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Art...

BMW M3 Vorsteiner GTS-V Track Line kit

Nov 08, 2011

Tuning company Vorsteiner has come up with a new kit called the BMW M3 Vorsteiner GTS-V Track Line. It features a fully functioning carbon fibre aero kit and various track-ready revisions. The front of the...

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 crash – the first ever?

Nov 08, 2011

Here we have what could very well be the first Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 crash to be recorded. The special model is one of just 600 built, featuring a 4.0-litre engine as opposed to...

Video: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S flat out

Nov 08, 2011

Now this is more like it. Sport Auto in Germany has provided some very decent footage of the 991 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S on the road. It’s not a talking review, its just sounds...

2013 Nissan GT-R unveiled with 404kW, on sale March 2012

Nov 08, 2011

Nissan has unveiled the new 2013 Nissan GT-R. It was speculated to offer 425kW. Although it falls slightly short of the mark, it does come with an optional new TRACK PACK. The 2013 Nissan GT-R...

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder rear-drive confirmed

Nov 07, 2011

Lamborghini has apparently confirmed a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder rear-wheel drive is on the way. It is expected to go on sale next year. (LP560-4 Spyder pictured) Limited details have been released, but as...

Video: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 twin turbo runs 9.46sec

Nov 07, 2011

Check out this for the ultimate soccer mum’s car. It’s a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 twin turbo capable of nine-second quarter mile passes. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is already a fairly stout machine,...