All posts by Brett Davis

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. 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.

Video: Need for Speed: The Run featuring 991 Porsche 911, Aventador, Camaro ZL1

Aug 04, 2011

EA Sports has just released a Need for Speed: The Run trailer video. This is the next iteration of the popular Need for Speed computer and console game which will feature the new 991 Porsche...

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car announced

Aug 03, 2011

Porsche has taken the wraps off the new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car which will be raced in various Carrera Cup-style competitions around the world. The new GT3 Cup race car gets a larger,...

Carroll Shelby accused of sexual assault

Aug 02, 2011

The legendary creator of the Shelby Cobra, Carroll Shelby, has just been accused of sexual assault by an ex-receptionist. Angelica Smith, who used to work at Shelby’s company, claims she was groped by Shelby and...

Video: BMW 1 M Coupe vs E46 BMW M3 CSL on the Nurburgring

Aug 02, 2011

An exciting video has just been uploaded onto YouTube showing a new BMW 1 Series M Coupe chasing around an E46 BMW M3 CSL on a lap of the Nurburgring. According to the video uploader,...

Infiniti GT-R possible says CEO

Aug 02, 2011

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed an Infiniti GT-R is possible. The car would be based on the highly capable R35 Nissan GT-R only revised to suit Nissan’s sports luxury arm (Infiniti) characteristics and design....

2012 (991) Porsche 911 interior revealed

Aug 02, 2011

Evo magazine in the UK were recently given the opportunity to go for a spin in pre-production prototypes of the upcoming 2012 991 Porsche 911, and they have taken some shots of the inside, revealing...

Video: AMS Alpha 12 Nissan GT-R R35 runs 8 seconds

Aug 02, 2011

AMS Performance has broken some new records with its latest AMS Alpha 12 Nissan GT-R. It has just run a world record time (claimed) of 8.975 seconds on the quarter mile for a street-legal R35...

Volkswagen thinking of entering F1 in 2018

Aug 01, 2011

In a recent interview with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine, Volkswagen Motorsport boss Wolfgang Duerheimer has hinted VW Group could be thinking of entering into Formula One by 2018. Recent international reports have blown...

Video: Aston Martin Zagato race car review

Jul 31, 2011

Autocar has just posted up an Aston Martin Zagato race car review onto its YouTube channel. This is the first time we’ve been given a decent interpretation of the super-exotic racer. As the video describes,...

Video: BMW 1 M Coupe vs E92 BMW M3, E36 BMW M3 and BMW Z4 M Coupe

Jul 31, 2011

Here’s a video that shows the new BMW 1 M Coupe vs the E92 BMW M3 in a drag race. It also compares the 1 M Coupe vs the E36 BMW M3 and the 1...

For Sale: 1996 993 Porsche 911 Techart CT3

Jul 31, 2011

Now this is a very cool find, and it’s up for sale. It’s a 1996 993 Porsche 911 Techart CT3. Not only is the 993 911 one of our personal favourites here at PD, being...

Ariel plans superbike production

Jul 31, 2011

Makers of the ballistic Ariel Atom stripped out sports car have announced the company is planning to produce at least two Ariel superbikes, planned to hit the market some time in 2012. Ariel recently released...