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.

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...

Subaru WRX to become separate model from Impreza

Jul 16, 2011

Subaru has announced the next Subaru Impreza WRX will be sold as a separate model from the Subaru Impreza range, meaning it will be called the Subaru WRX only. (image of Subaru concept car) The...

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to get 570hp-plus (425kW)

Jul 16, 2011

That’s right American muscle car lovers, the upcoming, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will apparently come with a 570hp-plus (425kW) V8 engine. This means it’ll give its main rival, the Ford Mustang GT500, a decent run...

Video: Mick Doohan drives Holden Racing Team V8 Supercar

Jul 15, 2011

Toll Holden Racing Team driver James Courtney recently offered five-time 500cc Motorcylce World Champion Mick Doohan a drive in his HRT T2 V8 Supercar at Queensland Raceway. While it’s not the first time an Aussie...

New Lancia Stratos production blocked by Ferrari

Jul 15, 2011

Ferrari has announced it has “blocked” all possibilities of the new Lancia Stratos one-off special going into production. Yes, it would have been an expensive Stratos if it did make it into the showrooms but...

For Sale: 1971 Datsun 240Z 3.1 stroker

Jul 14, 2011

Today we find this simply awesome 1971 Datsun 240Z 3.1-litre stroker up for sale. It’s on eBay right now and the only thing bad about it is it’s not in our garage. It’s also in...

Ferrari reveals customization program

Jul 14, 2011

At a recent private event, Ferrari has unveiled a new Ferrari customization program available to customers wanting to individualise their Fezzas. The program includes almost infinite interior options and various exterior trimmings and colours. First...

Video: Mercedes-Benz World Silver Arrows drifting

Jul 14, 2011

Mercedes-Benz World has released a rather entertaining new advertising video campaign called ‘worth getting out of bed for’, using the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows driving team. The campaign is targeted at attracting enthusiasts to the Mercedes-Benz...