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.

BMW i8 Concept unveiled

Jul 30, 2011

BMW has unveiled the all-new BMW i8 Concept in Germany as part of the new BMW i brand – also including a new BMW i3 hatch. The BMW i8 will be the high-performance flagship model...

Video: Nurburgring crazy wet lap by Andreas Gulden

Jul 28, 2011

There’s not much point even explaining this video, recently added on YouTube, it’s quite simply one of the craziest wet laps of the Nurburgring we’ve ever seen. The lap was done by Andreas Gülden, the...

2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 on sale in September

Jul 28, 2011

Volkswagen Australia has announced the Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35 will go on sale here in September. The limited edition model celebrates 35 years of Volkswagen Golf GTI, offering extra features, more power and some...

Video: 2012 BMW M5 Ascari track drive and promo footage

Jul 28, 2011

BMW has released some promotional footage of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 being driven around the Ascari circuit in Spain. It’s raw and uncut and gives us a clean indication of what the 4.4-litre twin-turbo...

Video: Ariel Atom turbo with 650hp – Fastest Atom in the world?

Jul 27, 2011

If you really, really want to go fast, and reach fast quickly, get yourself an Ariel Atom turbo with 650hp made by Real Street Performance. Like this example here. Just take a look at the...

Wartsila Emma Maersk: Biggest engine in the world?

Jul 27, 2011

Could this be the biggest engine in the world? It’s made by a company called Wartsila in Finland and it powers one of the biggest transport ships around today, the Emma Maersk. It’s basically a...

Lamborghini Gallardo catches fire in Scotland

Jul 27, 2011

As much as we hate to report things like this, a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar has caught fire in Scotland over the weekend, causing devastating damage to the car. The 40-something owner of the Gallardo was...

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hennessey V1000 tuning kit

Jul 27, 2011

Hennessey has released details of a new tuning package for the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe called the Hennessey V1000. As you might have guessed, the tuning kit brings power levels up to the 1000hp mark (746kW)....

2011 MINI Cooper S review

Jul 27, 2011

If you thought the MINI Cooper S was a little bit girly, perhaps a little on the soft side, you can think again. The latest 2011 MINI Cooper S is definitely capable of scaring the...

Red Bull Racing for the road – Cars with wings?

Jul 26, 2011

Remember when Red Bull was just a humble energy drink? And then you started seeing the name and the ‘charging bulls’ logo sponsoring various sports events, mostly extreme ones like the Red Bull Air Race....

Video: Alfa Romeo 4C first promo commercial

Jul 26, 2011

Alfa Romeo has just released a new Alfa Romeo 4C video promo for the upcoming sports coupe. After being officially unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Alfa Romeo is getting ready...

Video: MINI ALL4 Racing car prepares for 2012 Dakar Rally

Jul 25, 2011

Monster Energy X-raid Team are getting ready to take on the 2012 Dakar Rally with their new MINI ALL4 Racing rally car, after missing out on this year’s event. The team is currently testing the...