- Jul 28, 2008
Fifth Gear Episode 1Alright, there are 8 episodes this season. After the fifth episode with GT3 vs Speciale, the last two will be Romania and SA specials. I'm especially excited for SA as Tiff will finally drive the Huracan. I wonder if he shares the same opinion about its looks as Richard Hammond and me.
In this episode of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell and Formula E driver Karun Chandhok race two supercar GTs worth over ?400,000 between them, the Ferrari F12 and Aston Martin Vanquish.
Jonny Smith looks at the ultimate British getaway car of the 1960?s, the Mk2 Jaguar, then drives a brand new version.
The Fifth Gear team test Renault?s new rear wheel drive city car, the Twingo.
And Vicki Butler-Henderson puts Alfa Romeo?s new lightweight sports car, the 4C, through its paces on some challenging Welsh roads.
Fifth Gear Episode 2
In this episode of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell and rally driver Mark Higgins set Olympic Skeleton Bob gold medallist Amy Williams and World Pentathlete champion Samantha Murray a track challenge. Expect car damage and the closest ever finish to a Fifth Gear celebrity contest.
Vicki Butler-Henderson drives Aston Martin?s most powerful Vantage and Porsche?s most powerful 911 to find out which is quickest around a track.
The Fifth Gear team test BMW?s first ever front wheel drive car, the Active Tourer.
Tiff goes off-road in Fiat?s little Panda Cross, and finds out if it can keep up with the king of 4x4s, the Land Rover Defender.
And Vicki looks at three UK built Restmods, classic cars you can use all year round.
Fifth Gear Episode 3
In this episode of Fifth Gear, Tiff Needell and Formula E racing driver Karun Chandhok put two supercar fast limos up against each other on the track - the Mercedes S63 AMG and Jaguar XJR.
The presenting team test the Citroen C4 Cactus, a car with airbags on outside, and find out how well it can stand up to some abuse.
Vicki Butler-Henderson drives the BMW i8 and decides if it?s the future of supercar design.
And Tiff drives a forty year old Formula Ford racing car with a special story to tell, then finds out if it can beat a modern day Lotus with twice the power.
Fifth Gear Episode 4
Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson visit Poland to sample some of the sights, sounds and car culture there.
Tiff competes in the final stage of the Barborka Rally, that takes place on the icy streets of Warsaw as night falls. It marks the end of the Polish motorsport season and tens of thousands turn out to watch the event. With only a few hours practice in the car and no practice on the course itself, Tiff has just one chance to get it right.
Fifth Gear Episode 5
Tiff Needell and motoring journalist Chris Harris put two track focused supercars through their paces ? the Ferrari 458 Speciale and the Porsche 911 GT3. Tests involving agility, road manners and head to head racing will decide which is best.
Jonny Smith visits the Ascari Circuit in Spain to take place in an unusual challenge. He must attempt to beat a lap time set by a very fast Audi RS7, which is completely automated.
Fifth Gear Episode 6
Tiff Needell and guest presenter Rebecca Jackson take part in one of the most enduring and eccentric motorsport events in Britain ? The Exeter Trial.
They must tackle thirteen impossibly steep and muddy hills during a 24 hour driving marathon through Devon, and get up every one of them to win a coveted gold medal. Can they make it in their 44 year old Ford Escort?
MP4 | AAC VBR | 390MB