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 World Car of the Year winner is the Volkswagen Up!

Apr 10, 2012

The 2012 World Car of the Year results are out, and it’s the Volkswagen Up! that has been crowned the overall winner. Awards were announced at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, currently underway...

2012 Jaguar XF 2.2D review

Apr 10, 2012

The 2012 Jaguar XF 2.2D is the British marque’s latest eco-friendly luxury sedan. It still features all the usual suave trimmings, attention to detail, and excellent comfort you’d expect in a Jag, however, power comes...

Video: Stolen BMW X5 in dramatic two-hour police chase in Brisbane

Apr 09, 2012

Five have been arrested in Brisbane after leading police on a two-hour chase through parts of Brisbane in a stolen BMW X5. The chase began after the SUV was spotted in Inala at around 3pm....

24th National Corvette Convention – Vettes Rock the Gong in 2012

Apr 08, 2012

The NSW Corvette Unlimited Car Club hosted the 24th National Corvette Convention yesterday, with ‘Vettes Rock the Gong in 2012’ show and shine at Wollongong beach. The event showcased over 100 modern, retro, and classic...

2013 SRT Viper to feature in Forza 4

Apr 07, 2012

So it seems those early 2013 SRT Viper shots revealed earlier this week were screen shots from Xbox 360 game Forza Motorsport 4. Here we see the official preview of the car in the game....

Tunehouse Subaru BRZ tuning kit preview with 246kW

Apr 07, 2012

Tunehouse has revealed preliminary details of it upcoming Tunehouse Subaru BRZ upgrade package. Although the package is not quite finished, the company is seeing an increase of around 99kW. Tunehouse is preparing a full engine...

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche dies at age 76 – creator of 911

Apr 06, 2012

The creator and designer of perhaps the most iconic sports car in the world, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche ‘Butzi’, has died at age 76. His legacy will carry on for many years to come. Ferdinand Alexander...

2013 Toyota Avalon unveiled at New York show

Apr 06, 2012

As previously thought, the teaser shot Toyota released last week was of the 2013 Toyota Avalon. The sleek new sedan has now been fully revealed at the 2012 New York International Auto Show in the...

Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification unveiled at New York

Apr 05, 2012

Bentley has unveiled the new Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The special edition is fitted with ‘sports’ accessories, and comes with divine luxury features. This is as...

New Nissan Silvia (200SX) on the way?

Apr 05, 2012

Driving enthusiasts the world over will be excited with this one; Nissan has announced it would consider producing a new Nissan Silvia (200SX) if there is enough demand for it. Speaking at the 2012 New...

New 2013 Mazda6 confirmed for 2012 Paris Motor Show debut

Apr 05, 2012

Mazda has confirmed at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, currently underway, that the new 2013 Mazda6 will debut at the Paris Motor Show in September this year. It was previously thought the new...

Video: Dodge Dart to race in Global RallyCross with Travis Pastrana

Apr 05, 2012

Travis Pastrana will be running in the Global RallyCross Championships this year driving a heavily modified Dodge Dart rally car. The car has been developed by Dodge and SRT Motorsports. Boasting a 0-60mph (97km/h) time...