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.

Ruf CTR 3 third generation revisions announced

Jul 23, 2011

Independent German auto manufacturer, Ruf Automobile, has released a third-generation Ruf CTR 3, loosely based on Porsche vehicles. Unlike the previous Ruf CTR 3 models this new one gets a mid-engined layout over the more...

BMW 1 Series M Coupe crashed already

Jul 23, 2011

BMW and M Division have only just launched the BMW 1 Series M Coupe in some markets but one has already been crashed. This is the first crash we’ve heard of involving the new 1...

Video: 2012 (991) Porsche 911 Carrera spotted without camouflage

Jul 23, 2011

Porsche is wrapping up testing of the 991 Porsche 911 prototype and it seems the company is becoming more relaxed about covering up prototype test cars. This video recently popped up on the net showing...

Video: Skoda Fabia Super 2000 review

Jul 22, 2011

It’s not very often automotive journalists get to review race or rally cars, but here we find a Skoda Fabia Super 2000 review by Autocar. The team was recently given a chance to test out...

Fiat 126 with supercharged 1100cc Honda Blackbird engine

Jul 22, 2011

Now this is a pretty cool find. It’s a custom made Fiat 126 with a rear-mounted 1100cc Honda Blackbird motor in the back. Supercharged. Unlike our usual Cool Finds, this one is not for sale,...

Fisker Karma could get “Veyron levels of performance”

Jul 22, 2011

Makers of the upcoming Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid are developing a new multi-speed gearbox which could help electric vehicles achieve performance similar to a Bugatti Veyron. Yes, the first thing you may think of...

Lamborghini Murcielago LB-R Zero Fighter

Jul 21, 2011

Talk about imposing. This Lamborghini Murcielago LB-R Zero Fighter by Liberty Walk Performance in Japan is by far the most aggressively styled, menacing, sinister supercar we’ve ever seen. The first thing you’ll notice is the...

Lexus LFA GTE spotted

Jul 21, 2011

This full-tilt Lexus LFA GTE has just been spied in a garage, rumoured to be at the Valencia circuit in Spain where it is said to be undergoing testing. The LFA GTE is the full...

JOSS JP1 Albins transmission to use ZEROSHIFT technology

Jul 21, 2011

JOSS JP1 supercar developers have announced that Australian gearbox specialist, Albins Off-Road Gear, will be using ZEROSHIFT technology in the development of a new transmission for the upcoming JOSS JP1 Australian supercar. According to a...

MTM Audi A1 cracks 200mph with 324km/h run at Nardo

Jul 21, 2011

An MTM Audi A1 has just run 324km/h (201mph) at a recent top-speed meet at Italy’s Nardo high speed test track. Even though the new Audi A1 has only just been released, Audi tuning specialist...

Video: Pagani Huayra test drive with Horacio Pagani

Jul 20, 2011

The lucky guys at evo magazine in the UK recently got to go for an exclusive test drive in the new Pagani Huayra with none other than Mr Horacio Pagani himself. Harry Metcalfe attended a...

McLaren MP4-12C to get tweaks with improved sound

Jul 20, 2011

After a number of slightly disappointing reviews from the world’s motoring press, McLaren has announced it will make tweaks to the McLaren MP4-12C production cars this week. The main tweaks will involve giving the 3.8-litre...