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: Ferrari F40 LM-spec road legal

Jul 06, 2011

Now you’re cooking with gas. Today we find a Ferrari F40 LM-specified, restored and rebuilt racer for sale. The Jameslist ad that we found on this car says it has been built with an “unlimited...

Video: Lamborghini Aventador ‘Quality’ promo

Jul 05, 2011

Lamborghini has released a new Lamborghini Aventador ‘Quality’ promotional video, showing off some of the attention to detail Lamborghini engineers go to. It starts out by showing how the design of the Aventador was formed...

Edo Competition BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition

Jul 05, 2011

German automotive tuning specialist Edo Competition has released the E60 V10 BMW M5 Touring Dark Edition performance pack for for previous-generation V10 M5 wagon. Now this is what you call a family car. It’s got...

Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS up Goodwood Hillclimb with Chris Harris

Jul 05, 2011

Porsche recently handed the keys to a new Porsche 911 GT2 RS to Chris Harris and told him to give it the beans at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England last weekend. Porsche has...

Next Mazda MX-5 to get turbocharged engine

Jul 05, 2011

The next-generation 2013/2014 Mazda MX-5 will get a turbo four-cylinder powerplant and could weigh as little as 800kg, according to international reports. This could mean the new Mazda MX-5 will come with a significantly improved...

Bluebird Electric to break 500mph electric car land speed record

Jul 05, 2011

Bluebird Team, using a custom-made ‘Bluebird Electric’, have announced they are aiming to break the world land speed record for an electric car and hope to go past the 500mph-barrior (805km/h) in the next few...

Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe drifting on building helipad

Jul 05, 2011

Don’t try this at home kids, or on anyone’s building. BMW Canada recently released a couple of interesting promo films. The first of which involves a BMW 1 Series M Coupe drifting on the world’s...

Mazda MX-5 Karai Special Edition Roadster Coupe

Jul 04, 2011

Why does Australia always miss out on the fun stuff? Mazda Europe has just announced a new limited edition Karai Mazda MX-5 Special Edition Roadster Coupe for its local market. Not that this is the...

Porsche 911 Turbo with Chevrolet LS1 V8 conversion

Jul 03, 2011

Here’s a strange conversion for you. It’s a Porsche 911 Turbo with a Chevrolet LS1 5.7-litre V8 mounted in the back. Never before have we seen such an interesting combination of Germany’s finest blended with...

Video: McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari 458 Italia

Jul 03, 2011

Here it is folks, a McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari shoot-off. Ever since the McLaren MP4-12C debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, the only thing people wanted to know was, is it better...

Aston Martin V12 Zagato production comfirmed?

Jul 02, 2011

The stunning Aston Martin V12 Zagato has just been confirmed for production on Aston Martin’s website. The website lists the model as part of the showroom lineup, but says, “only a strictly limited run of...

2011 Australian International Motor Show – Top 10 must-sees

Jul 02, 2011

The 2011 Australian International Motor Show has just been opened to the public in Melbourne. The thing is though, where do you head first? What cars do you just have to check out? Perhaps the...