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.

Polycarbonate plastic windows for future cars and F1?

Jul 19, 2011

Everyone remembers the late and great Ayrton Senna and his final drive. Sad it may be, but incidents like this are not exclusive to Senna. The FIA Institute has announced it is looking into developing...

Video: 2011 Nissan GT-R tested on Top Gear track

Jul 19, 2011

The latest 2011 Nissan GT-R has just been tested by the boys at Top Gear UK and around the Top Gear test track in the show’s latest episode. The new model has had a number...

Ferrari 599 hybrid under development

Jul 19, 2011

Ferrari has been spotted testing an upcoming Ferrari 599 hybrid prototype. The prototype in question was dressed in a normal Ferrari 599 body but underneath was said to feature the company’s all-new hybrid setup. The...

Ferrari F150° Italia 1:1 scale replica steering wheel

Jul 18, 2011

Unless you’ve got more money than the Sultan of Brunei, the chances of getting behind the wheel of an F1 car any time soon are pretty slim. It’s a grim outlook but it’s just something...

SSC Tuatara 275mph (443km/h) supercar named

Jul 18, 2011

Shelby SuperCars (SSC) has revealed more details about the SSC Tuatara which, SSC is claiming, will be the next world’s fastest car, taking the title from the current top speed king, the Bugatti Veyron Super...

McLaren Mercedes: The Secret World of Unit 2

Jul 18, 2011

McLaren Mercedes has just revealed The Secret World of Unit 2 images and footage, and has allowed current McLaren F1 drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton inside for a quick squiz at the company’s goosebump-inducing...

For Sale: Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

Jul 17, 2011

While scouring the net recently we came across this impeccable Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion for sale. It is one of the fastest, most powerful and generally most insane road-legal Porsche 911s to have ever gone...

What is: Direct Injection

Jul 17, 2011

Direct injection is becoming an increasingly popular technology within the automotive industry, but what is direct injection exactly? How long has it been around and what cars is it available on? And, more importantly, is...

Video: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 rear-drive conversion burnout

Jul 17, 2011

If you ever wanted to do a big burnout in a large SUV, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a great place to start. Here we see how a rear-wheel drive conversion can help...

2012 Audi A5 DTM R17 concept render unveiled

Jul 16, 2011

At the same time that BMW unveiled its all new BMW M3 DTM Concept Car, Audi has revealed a rendering of its new 2012 Audi A5 DTM, codenamed the R17. The Audi A5 coupe will...

2012 BMW M3 DTM Concept Car unveiled

Jul 16, 2011

BMW Motorsports has officially unveiled the new BMW M3 DTM Concept Car. This provides a glimpse of what BMW’s new race car will look like in the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) German touring car...

Video: G-Power BMW M3 SK II does 207mph (333km/h) at Nardo

Jul 16, 2011

High-end BMW tuning specialist G-Power has released a video of its latest speed record attempt in a G-Power BMW M3 SK II at Nardo. The M3 reached a whopping 333km/h (207mph). Obviously, this is not...