Archive for the ‘Fifth Gear’ Category

VIDEO: BMW M5 review by Fifth Gear

Vicki Butler-Henderson from Fifth Gear has just filed a review on the new BMW F10 M5. She gives it a qualified thumbs up. Check out the clip after the break to see what she likes and what she misses from the old car.

Tiff Needell reviews the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

We love the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and we love it when there’s a video review to watch. We also love it if that review is filed by someone as capable as Tiff Needell from UK motoring program Fifth Gear. He might be a bit OTT at times, but the bloke can drive. So, [...]

It’s the sudden stop that kills you

Jeremy Clarkson once said, “It’s not the speed that kills you, it’s the sudden stop.” Rival television program Fifth Gear has provided us with a violent example of that saying. From the first episode of Season 20, currently airing in the UK now, they crashed a first generation Ford Focus into a concrete wall at [...]

Fifth Gear: Audi RS3 v BMW 1M

Fifth Gear has put the 250kW/400Nm Audi RS3 and 250kW/400Nm BMW 1M on a racetrack and endeavoured to find out which is best. At the wheel are Isle of Man hero Mark Higgins (Audi) and regular presenter Tiff Needell (BMW). It’s a match made in heaven, even if Audi Australia have ensured it’s one we [...]

Behind the wheel of the Audi Quattro

Time for a look at an old rally legend now, with the Audi Quatrro. It’s a car we’ve featured in our Past Master series and we’re always keen to see new material. This review from the Fifth Gear web team gives a reasonable insight into the car’s history and modern day context. Shame about the [...]

Fifth Gear test the BMW M3 GTS

In case you missed it, British car show Fifth Gear is a couple of episodes into its latest series. In the latest ep Vicki Butler-Henderson indulged in a bit of ultra-violence with BMW’s cooking M3 GTS. It costs twice as much as a regular M3 and is powered by a 4.4 litre V8 and good [...]

Jason Plato on the 911 GT2 RS

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful road car the team from Stuttgart has ever made. Its 620bhp sent Chris Harris into overdrive and all 500 examples have already been sold. With all the hype Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato thought it would be nice to celebrate his BTCC success by thrashing the newest [...]

Ben Collins joins Fifth Gear

Ben Collins has joined former Top Gear presenters Vicki-Butler Henderson and Tiff Needell at rival television program Fifth Gear. Collins has been at a bit of a loose end since he outed himself and his Stig gig went belly up. He is now welcoming a new chance to perform “Stig-like” duties saying, “I’m delighted to [...]

Fifth Gear on the new Saab 9-5

It’s been almost six months since the Saab 9-5 began production under its new owners Spyker. The car is now on sale and reviewers are stating to file their reports. Can the new 9-5 usher in a new era of stability for Saab? Can the 9-5 shed its humble GM origins? More importantly, and more [...]

Tiff Needell on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

In a recent episode of the revised Fifth Gear television program former F1 racer Tiff Needell got some one on one time with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’. The location for his drive? The Isle of Man. As it is the Isle of Man presents some kind of motoring nirvana; the roads there have no [...]

Fifth Gear will be back on UK TV screens in June

Rumors of Fifth Gear‘s return to TV screens first surfaced last December, just a few months after it was confirmed the show had been axed. It’s now official, Fifth Gear will be back on UK television screens in a few weeks time. According to the Channel Five website the new series will premiere on Thursday [...]

VBH reviews Porsche Boxster Spyder

Vicki-Butler Henderson has got her hands on the Porsche Boxster Spyder for the benefit of her Fifth Gear Web TV audience. Even better she took it to the track and gave a jolly good spanking. She reckons the car has a fantastic chassis, but is it worth the extra cash over the regular Boxster S? [...]

A big luxurious taxi

That headline sounds less than flattering, but if you watch Vicki Butler-Henderson’s Fifth Gear Web TV review of the Porsche Panamera Turbo you will see she loves the thing. I’m still not convinced of the Panamera’s styling, outside or inside, but, apparently the sensation from the driving position is a very good one. Ultimately, that’s [...]

Breaking news: Fifth Gear is coming back

That’s the word on the tweet according to Jonny Smith. You’ll remember Jonny has already given us this potential scoop late year. This news follows reports from October last year confirming the show had been axed. Now, it looks as though Fifth Gear is about to take a leading role in Lazarus: The Auto Show. [...]