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Fifth Gear is a British show and as implied by the title, it's about cars. The hosts have motorsport backgrounds and take you under the hoods of the latest speedsters and conduct tests and stunts to see what different cars are capable of.


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S01E01 Episode 1 08/04/2002 Tiff Needell Drives 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago. Quentin Wilson Talks about The Classic Car Market. Vikcki Butler-Henderson Drives a Dodge Viper VS a 400BHP Nissan Sunny. Adrian Simpson drives a Citroen C3 Tom Ford drives a BMW 745i Video of a concept car the Toyota Pod.
S01E02 Episode 2 15/04/2002 Vicki Butler-Henderson Test Drives Alfa Romeo GTA. Tiff Needell test drives Range Rover, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Adrian Simpson test Drives Nissan Primera. Vicki Butler-Henderson talks about the Citroen Saxo. Tom Ford Test drives a Mini Copper S
S01E03 Episode 3 22/04/2002 Adrian Simpson test drives Hyundai Coupe (Tiburon in the US). Vicki Butler-Henderson Test Drives BMW F650 Motorcycle while learning to go off-road. Tiff Needell test drives Subaru Impreza STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7. Tom Ford Talks about classic Hot Rods at the Spring nationals. Tiff Needell test drives the VW Phaeton.
S01E04 Episode 4 29/04/2002 Vicki Butler-Henderson Test Drives the Ford Focus ST. Quentin Wilson Test the effects of marijuana while driving. Tiff Needell Drives Tiger Z-100 to braek the 0-60mph time from 3.0 seconds with 2.97 seconds. Adrian Simpson drives the Ford Model T Video of a modified Ford F350 SUV called the "Smart Truck" used for protecting dignitaries from terrorist.
S01E05 Episode 5 06/05/2002 Tiff Needell test drives a Pagani Zhonda. Quentin Wilson test drives a cheap used 1992 BMW 318i. Adrian Simpson Talks about large American SUVs and Trucks. Guest Star: Tim Westwood. skooda guy talks about his cars. Adrian Simpson test drives the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
S01E06 Episode 6 13/05/2002 Tiff Needell test drives a MG-FT. Quentin Wilson Talks about how different people try to get away from speeding tickets caught by speed cameras. Adrian Simpson test drives a modern remake of Triumph TR5. Vicki Butler-Henderson races around in the "Lo Cost" racing series, Finished 14th. Tom Ford test drives VW Polo, Seat Ibiza, and the Ford Fiesta.
S01E07 Episode 7 20/05/2002 Arian Simpson test drives Vauxhall Vectra. Tiff Needell helps Liz a new mini owner how to race a mini in the "John Copper" Racing Series finished 14th. Quentin Wilson test drives a Mercedes-Benz 500SL and a Jaguar XK8. Tiff Needell Talks to Tom Chilton about being the youngest person to win the British Touring Car Championship.
S01E08 Episode 8 27/05/2002 Arian Simpson test drives Renault Vel Satis. Quentin Wilson test drives a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) powered car. Vicki Butler-Henderson test drives an Audi A4. Quentin Wilson test drives a Ford KA. Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson race i a radical racing series, Finish 9th.
S01E09 Episode 9 03/06/2002 Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson show how men and women differ while driving and parking.
S01E10 Episode 10 10/06/2002 We explore how cannabis can effect your driving, Tom Ford test the diesel Polo vs Fiesta vs Ibiza, Vicki and Tiff try their hand at Radicals Racing.
S01E11 Episode 11 17/06/2002 We take a look at the Ultimate 4x4 (grenade launcher included), test drive the super charged Mini Cooper S and Tiff takes a look at the VW Phaeton.
S03E01 Ultimate Crash Test 12/03/2003
S03E02 Exploding Cars 19/03/2003
S03E03 Roll-Over 26/03/2003
S03E04 Episode 4 02/04/2003
S03E05 Bullet Proof Cars 14/04/2003
S03E06 Road Rage 30/04/2003
S03E07 Episode 7 07/05/2003
S03E08 World's Greatest Sports Car 14/05/2003
S03E09 Episode 9 21/05/2003
S03E10 Episode 10 28/05/2003 We look into the world of car chases in film! Featuring The Matrix, the BMW series "The Hire" and the ultimate British TV classic The Sweeney!
S04E00 The Nation's Favourite Ferrari 00/00/0000
S04E01 The Italian Job Special 26/09/2003
S04E02 Pile-Up 13/10/2003
S04E03 Ultimate Stealth Car 20/10/2003
S04E04 Ultimate New Car Bargain 27/10/2003
S04E05 Best Cars of the 80s 03/11/2003
S04E06 Drifting 10/11/2003
S04E07 Motorway Truck Side-Swipe 17/11/2003
S04E08 Ultimate Shoot Out 24/11/2003
S04E09 Confronting the Clampers 01/12/2003
S04E10 Killer Luggage 08/12/2003
S05E01 When New Cars Hit Old Cars 29/03/2004 Vicky and Tiff find out what happens when you crash an old model of a car into a new model of a car and which fairs better. Guest presenter Jason Plato (a British touring car champion) drives the new Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Tiff finds out which is fastest, the Citroën C2 GT or the Ford Sport Ka.
S05E02 Cars v Planes 05/04/2004 Adrian reviews the new Audi A6 in Italy. A lookback at past car versus plane races - includes the race of Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari F1 race car versus a Euro Fighter. Vicki goes to the Geneva Auto Show and checks out some cool cars - BMW Concept M5, Honda Sports Concept (new NSX?), Rolls-Royce 100EX, Land Rover concept Range Stormer; Fiat concept Trepiuno and Maserati MC12. Tiff races a Gazelle helicopter around a track in a Porsche GT3.
S05E03 Scared Drivers 12/04/2004 Tiff talks about some people’s fear of driving and with some help from a car psychologist, helps cure a woman of her fears. Tom reviews the awesome Aston Martin DB9, the best Aston Martin yet. Vicki gets some NOS and makes a diesel Golf compete with a Honda NSX driven by Tiff.
S05E04 High-Speed Blow-Out 19/04/2004 Tiff and Vicki show what happens when tires blow, whether run flats are really any good and whether you can race on run flats. Tom reviews the new Mercedes-Benz SLK. Tiff sees which is faster around a track - a Mini Cooper or a diesel Skoda Fabia. Vicki drives that British amphibious vehicle, the Gibbs Aquada.
S05E05 Ultimate Minis 26/04/2004 Vicki, Adrian and Tom go out and look for the ultimate Mini and come across some very cool mini’s. Tiff goes to Malaga in the south of Spain to drive Klaas Zwart’s supercar, the Ascari KZ1 at his supercar track resort. Tom talks about the new Land Rover Discovery.
S05E06 Buying Schumacher's Car 03/05/2004 Tom goes to Maranello, Italy to see Frank Mountain buy and drive Michael Schumacher’s 2001 F1 car. Tiff drives the new version of the Noble M12 GTO, the 3R. Adrian visits one of Britain’s most secure car parks, the Bold Lane and shows how it works.
S05E07 Britain's Best 4x4 10/05/2004 Tiff and Vicki find the best 4×4 available in Britain for under £20,000. Returning guest presenter Jason Plato (a British touring car champion) drives the Chrysler 300C which has a Hemi! Adrian goes and meets Richard Hopkins, one of the top players in “World Rally Champonship 3? for the Playstation 2 who is now trying out real rally racing.
S05E08 The Science of Car Jumps 17/05/2004 Vicki and Tom head to Italy to test the new Maserati Quattroporte. Tiff talks about car jumps and the science of it followed by a stunt driver trying to break the world record for the farthest distance jumped by a car towing a caravan.
S05E09 Celebrity Cars 24/05/2004 Tiff and Vicki go and visit Jay Kay from Jamiroquai (some British band I think) to view his car collection and race around in some buggies. Tom reviews the new Peugeot 407. Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff races two vans against each other - a Ford Transit T280 and a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 213 CD1.
S05E10 Motor Show Special 31/05/2004 Fifth Gear checks out the British auto show - the Motor Show at Birmingham NEC. Tom drives the new Volkswagen Beetle convertable. Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff races the Lotus Elise 111R against the Lotus built Vauxhall VX220 Turbo. Adrian trys out Internet auto auctions.
S06E01 The Jensen Button Racing Challenge 11/10/2004 Tiff finds out which is fastest - a car, a motorcycle, or a boat. Jason Plato reviews the new BMW 1 Series. Vicki talks about why she loves the Ford Capri and why it’s such a good car.
S06E02 The Ultimate Supercar 18/10/2004 Tiff reviews the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and drives it on the test track. Jason Plato drives the new Ford Focus. Vicki examines how private enforcement companies are issuing parking tickets in Britain.
S06E03 Ultimate Economy Cars 25/10/2004 Vicki, Tiff and Jason find which economical - a diesel, a gasoline, or a hybrid powered car. Tiff drives the new Porsche 911 Carrera S. Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff in a Lamborghini Gallardo vs. Kevin Smith on a Ducati 999 motorcycle. ATV vs. car crash footage.
S06E04 High Speed Smart Crash 01/11/2004 Tiff and Vicki talk about the Smart car and how it does in crashes. Vicki drives the Vauxhall Tigra, a hard top convertible. Jason goes to Modena to pick up a Ferrari 575 Handling GTC and then drives it to the Nüburgring for some hot laps.
S06E05 Best of British 08/11/2004 Tiff and Vicki find the best cars built in Britain featuring the new Mini, TVR T350, Noble M12, Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin DB9, Vauxhall VX220 Turbo, Lotus Elise, Range Rover, Land Rover Defender, Rolls Royce Phantom, and others.
S06E06 Driving Chris Ryan 15/11/2004 Tiff teaches Chris Ryan, former SAS commando, how to drive quickly around a track and to powerslide. Vicki tries to hit 200 MPH in the new Aston Martin Vanquish S. Adrian drives the new Seat Toledo.
S06E07 Ultimate MPV's 22/11/2004 Jason drives the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Vicki and Tom make their pick for the best MPV aka minivan. Tiff sits down and talks with Jackie Stewart, a triple World Champion with 27 Grand Prix victories. Fifth Gear Shootout: MG ZT vs. Vauxhall Monaro. Vicki narrates a motorcycle vs. car crash test.
S06E08 Ultimate Caravan Racing 29/11/2004 Tom does a great review of the new Land Rover Discovery. Fifth Gear Shootout: Smart Brabus Roadster Coupe vs. Mini Cooper S Convertable. Vicki examines a classic Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 . Tiff, Vicki and Jason start working on their project to make a non-supercar reach 200 MPH. Fifth Gear’s new sport - Caravan Rallycross.
S06E09 Hitting Pedestrians 06/12/2004 Jason does the very first TV review in the world of the Ferrari F430. Fifth Gear Shootout: Not wanting to let a motorcycle be the fastest around the track, Tiff takes a Mosler MT900S around the track. Tom drives the European version of the Nissan Murano. Tiff and Vicki examine what happens when a car his a pedestrian.
S06E10 Fifth Gear Awards 2004 13/12/2004 Best small car. Best family car. Best fast car. An overall Fifth Gear car of the year is chosen.
S07E01 Episode 1 21/03/2005 Tiff drives the new Porsche Boxster and goes against Jason driving his BMW Z4 to compare the two. New presenter, Jon Bentley, looks into GPS based speed camera detectors. Vicki learns how to be a stuntman from a professional.
S07E02 Episode 2 28/03/2005 Jason drives the new BMW 3 series on a 1000 mile, 48 hour road trip through Spain and France. Fifth Gear Shootout: Vicki compares the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG to the Mercedes-Benz SL55. Tiff flys to Northern Sweden to try out some winter driving in a Jaguar and shows how well ABS, traction control, and the electronic stability program (ESP) work.
S07E03 Episode 3 04/04/2005 Vicki drives the new Mercedes-Benz A 200, compares it’s quality to the Mercedes-Benz SL 500, and compares it to the BMW 1 Series. Tiff attends the launch party for Gran Turismo 4, drives the Toyota Supra race car from the game a little, checks out how realistic the game is, and then races head to head with the game’s designer. Jason goes to Dubai to check out A1 Grand Prix and to race one of the cars around the new race track there.
S07E04 Episode 4 11/04/2005 Jason checks out the new TVR Sargaris and TVR Tuscan 2 and races them with Vicki. Tom drives the new Fiat Panda 4×4 and races it against a Range Rover. The Fifth Gear crew return to their 200 MPH car project and continue work on their 1999 Lotus Esprit V8 GT. Tiff meets up with the VMax car club and rides with 19 year-old Adam in his dad’s RUF Porsche 911 to try to hit 200 MPH.
S07E05 Episode 5 18/04/2005 Tiff examines the new Range Rover Sport and races it a horse. Vicki sees if her mom can get around the Anglesey race circuit in under 1 minute 30 seconds in the new automatic Lamborghini Murcielago. Tom takes a ride in Frank Mountain’s new £500,000 Maserati MC12 on a snow-bound circuit and witnesses Frank hit a wall.
S07E06 Episode 6 25/04/2005 Tiff and Jason compare the Dodge Viper SRT-10 and the Corvette C6. Vicki drives the new contest car, a classic 1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1300. Tom tests an Ariel Atom 2 that has 300 horsepower thanks to a supercharger and then takes it through a car wash. Jon Bentley examines a new, safer type of lamp post and what happens when you crash into a regular style pole vs. the new style.
S07E07 Episode 7 02/05/2005 Tom examines the new Peugeot 1007 which has sliding doors. Fifth Gear Shootout: Vicki races the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR FQ 400 with its sophisticated electronics against the Noble M400. Jon compares diesel powered cars to those powered by gasoline and explains what the advantages of each are. Tiff teams up with British supermodel Jodie Kidd to go racing in the Maserati Trofeo series.
S07E08 Episode 8 09/05/2005 Jason drives the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Vicki drives the £85,000, 207 MPH Superformance Le Mans Coupe, a replica of the Shelby Daytona Coupe. Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff races two hot hatches, the Honda Civic Type-R versus the Renault Clio 182. Jon Bentley examines what happens in crash compatibility problems - where cars with different bumper heights and strengths collide like with a SUV and a small car.
S07E09 Episode 9 16/05/2005 Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff finds out which is quickest, the Porsche Cayenne or the BMW X5. Jon finds out what Britains think the most prestigious car in Britain is. Vicki drives the new Citroen C4 VTS. Tiff follows a competition where the Renault Formula 1 team will choose one young person to become a new engineer on their team.
S07E10 Episode 10 23/05/2005 Tiff drives the incredible new BMW M5 to the famous Pau circuit in the South of France. With MG Rover having gone out of business recently, Vicki examines which models are good deals with the serious dealer discounts. Jason goes to Monaco to check out the Top Marques Monaco Motorshow, a motorshow for high rollers featuring tons of really expensive cars including the Pagani Zonda F, Bugatti Veyron, and others as well as a £20 million yacht. While in Monaco, gets an exclusive look at the £300,000 Venturi Fetish, a radical new sportscar, and then bumps into former James Bond and Monaco resident Roger Moore who is interested in buying one.
S08E01 Episode 1 10/10/2005 A preview of things to come this season on Fifth Gear. Tiff drives the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage and tests it out on a race track, sideways as usual. Tom goes to an exclusive auction held by Ferrari where tons of rare and expensive Ferrari related items were sold off. Tiff examines the Mazda SASSOU concept car. Fifth Gear Shootout: Vicki races the Porsche 911 Carrera S against the Lotus Exige 240R. Jason finds out if fighter pilots make good drivers and if drivers make good fighter pilots by going flying in a Harrier and by taking a pilot around the track in a Ford GT.
S08E02 Episode 2 17/10/2005 Tiff driving a Williams FW26 Formula 1 Grand Prix car races Vicki in a BMW M5, Jason tests the Pagani Zonda F and Jon Bentley discovers what it's like to hit a newly designed safe sign post. This episode's shootout is between the Mitsubishi Evo IX and the older Mitsubishi Evo VI.
S08E03 Episode 3 24/10/2005 Tom tests the Bentley Flying Spur, Tiff drives the 806bhp Koenigsegg CCR and competes with Vicki in the first 24 hour race at Silverstone. This episode's shootout is between the Westfield XTR4 and the Suzuki GXR1000.
S08E04 Episode 4 31/10/2005 Tom attends the Goodwood Festival of Speed where he drives the Maserati Birdcage concept car and Ferrari 575 Superamerica, Vicki challenges Michael Schumacher to an fuel economy race and Jason tests the new Mercedes S Class. This episode's shootout is between the Ford Fiesta ST 150 and the Mitsubishi Colt CZT.
S08E05 Episode 5 07/11/2005 Vicki says goodbye to the Honda NSX, Jason reviews the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and the latest report on Fifth Gear's project to build a 200mph car. This episode's shootout is between the Mazda RX-8 and the Alfa GT V6.
S08E06 Episode 6 14/11/2005 Tiff tests the Ferrari F430 Spider, guest host Charley Boorman attends the 2005 Motorcycle and Scooter Show and Vicki drives a BMW M5 with her eyes closed. This episode's shootout is between the Nissan 350Z and the Audi TT.
S08E07 Episode 7 21/11/2005 Tom reviews the Mercedes R Class SUV, Tiff drives the BMW M6, Vicki tests the new Mazda MX-5 and Jason tries his hand as a trader. This episode's shootout is between the Suzuki Swift and the Peugeot Jetforce 125 scooter.
S08E08 Episode 8 28/11/2005 Jason tests the Ford Focus ST, Tiff tackles a would be London Grand Prix circuit in a Studio G 350, Tom reviews the Lexus IS220d and Vicki driving a Dodge RAM SRT-10 races Chris Vermeulen in a 1933 Ford Coupe. This episode's shootout is between the Mercedes CLS 55 AMG and the Jaguar XJR.
S08E09 Episode 9 05/12/2005 Tiff tests the Porsche Cayman S on Britain's most dangerous road, Tom reviews the new Honda Civic and Jason attempts to sell his car for a profit. This episode's shootout is between the Volvo V50 T5 and the Legacy 3.0R Spec B Sports Tourer.
S08E10 Episode 10 12/12/2005 Jason drives the Lamborghini Gallardo SE Tiff speed tests 3 cars: the Nissan Micra C+C, the Seat Leon, and the Mercedes-Benz ML. The Fifth Gear crew tells who’s won the content cars so far this season. Jon Bentley reviews some portable satellite navigation systems. Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff races two classic 80’s cars, the BMW E30 M3 and the Lancia Delta Integrale. And finally, the annual Fifth Gear Awards where Fifth Gear announces their "Car of the Year".
S09E01 Episode 1 10/04/2006 Jason helps a lottery winner choose his dream car, Tiff tests the Jaguar XK and Tom reports from the Geneva Motor Show. This episode's shootout is between the first and latest generation of the Mazda MX-5.
S09E02 Episode 2 17/04/2006 Tiff and Jason compete against each other in 50's style Le Mans racers, Tom tests the Audi Q7 and Paul Dalton shows the clinical precision with which he cleans and polishes a car. This episode's shootout is between the Subaru Impreza STi and the Subaru Forrester STi.
S09E03 Episode 3 24/04/2006 Vicki drives the Ferrari F430 Challenge, Jason drives the BMW Z4M Roadster, Tom experiences what it's like to buy a Maybach and Tiff takes part in the G4 Challenge. This episode's shootout is between the Ford Focus ST and the Vauxhall Astra VXR.
S09E04 Episode 4 01/05/2006 Tom visits America's most exclusive supercar club, Tiff and Jason test the Audi RS4 and BMW M3 CS on the track and Vicki drives the Alfa Romeo Brera. This episode's shootout is between the Mercedes A200T and the Toyota Verso T180.
S09E05 Episode 5 08/05/2006 Tiff tests a Ford GT40 replica, Jason drives the Audi S6 on the German Autobahns, Tiff and Vicki attempts to find Britain's best small car and Peter Saywell reveals his supercar collection.
S09E06 Episode 6 15/05/2006 Tiff heads to Italy to drive the latest version of the Maserati Quattroporte, the Sport GT which features a much better gearbox. Jason gives the girls of the pop group Girls Aloud a lesson in driving supercars on a racing circuit which ends in a crash (who woulda guessed?). Jon Bentley investigates how young drivers can get cheaper insurance rates. Fifth Gear Shootout: Vicki races the BMW M5 against the BMW M6. Tom participates in a world record attempt for the most number of cars doing donuts simultaneously.
S09E07 Episode 7 22/05/2006 Fifth Gear follows around Britain’s leading automotive spy photographer for a day to see what his life is like. Jason drives the new Volkswagen Eos, a hard top convertible, in Athens. Guest presenter Holly Samos reports from the start line of the Gumball 3000. Fifth Gear Reverse Gear Shootout: Tiff races a Volkswagen Golf GTi against a Skoda Octavia vRS, all in reverse gear! Tom drives the fuel cell powered Honda FCX Tiff learns that not all American cars are crap thanks to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
S09E08 Episode 8 29/05/2006 Vicki tests out how reliable a 16 year-old Mercedes E Class estate (station wagon) by giving it some very serious punishment. Tom visits a service station in Tokyo where at night, some crazy cars show up for a car party Behind the scenes of the car stunts in M:I:III (Mission Impossible: III). A look at the day in the life of Nick Freeman, a hugely successful defense lawyer who’s been dubbed “Mr. Loophole” because of his ability find holes in the law. Tiff gives the brand new 620 horsepower Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano a thrashing about in Italy.
S09E09 Episode 9 05/06/2006 Jason drives the Lexus GS450h, the first high performance hybrid. Tom sees if 22 people can cram into the new Fiat Grande Punto, a small city car. An update on the winners of all of the cars given away this season by Fifth Gear. A small teaser trailer of a segment that will shown later in the year of behind the scenes of the new James Bond film, Casino Royale, and the new James Bond car, the Aston Martin DBS. Tiff races an Aston Martin DBR9 at Silverstone in the brand new GT3 Championship, against rivals driving Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Corvettes, Maseratis, and Ascaris. Jon Bentley looks into what happens if you put the wrong fuel type into your car. Vicki races a gas (petrol) powered Vauxhall Astra VXR against a tuned diesel powered one driven by Paul O’Neill, an aspiring racing driver and brother of former Spice Girl, Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice).
S09E10 Episode 10 03/07/2006 Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff races a BMW 130i M Sport against a Volkswagen Golf R32. Tom examines the new Citroen C6 and gets driven around by Tiff while having a flat tire. Vicki does some budget racing in Rallycross Jason drives the latest generation of the Honda Legend and pits it against it’s rivals, the Audi A6 and a BMW 530i. Guest presenter Tim Lovejoy asks Carl and Didz from the rock band Dirty Pretty Things to pass judgement on the new Radford Mini. Tom’s final report from Japan where this time he visits the world’s largest car dealership which is actually more like a theme park than an actual car dealership. Vicki finishes off the Mercedes E Class from a previous episode.
S09E11 Episode 11 10/07/2006 Vicki attempts to set a new world record for the most distance traveled in one hour by seven people in a mini-MPV (minivan). Tiff races a Dakar rally BMW motorcycle with it’s BMW X5 support vehicle to see which would win on a known offroad course, the 4×4 or the motorcycle. Jon Bentley gives a 60 second driving review of the Volkswagen EcoRacer. Tom flies to Austria in Alan Sugar’s private jet to test drive the new Audi TT on the road up Austria’s highest mountain, Großglockner. Conclusion of the Fifth Gear concept car competition where the winner is announced. Tiff learns to drift and enters the UK’s inaugural Drifting competition, the D1GP, in a 590 BHP 1991 Toyota Soarer which is fitted with a turbo from a truck. Jason drives the very quick Brook Double R, a brand new British sportscar which is styled like a 60’s grand prix racer, on Britain’s bendiest road.
S09E12 Episode 12 17/07/2006 Vicki examines all things braking including the differences between different people when it comes to braking and how much worn tires affect your braking in the wet. Jason drives the awesome new Porsche 911 Turbo. Behind the scenes of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Tiff teaches Tom to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo really fast around a track in order to bring his skills up to the Fifth Gear standards. Jon Bentley checks out the top three ultimate car sound systems and evaluates each. Vicki races two small pickup trucks, the Mitsubishi L200 and the Nissan Navara (aka the Nissan Frontier), against each other offroad.
S09E13 Episode 13 24/07/2006 Vicki tests the limited edition BMW 320Si which was made to celebrate BMW’s success in the World Touring Car Championships. Jason finds out if the skills of a racing driver will transfer to the cockpit of a aerobatic stunt plane. Tiff drives a race-spec McLaren F1 and a Ferrari Enzo on public roads. Behind the scenes of the Pixar film Cars. Jon Bentley examines a new safety device for motorcyclists, an airbag jacket. Tom drives the new Ferrari 599 1200 miles from Belgium back home to the Ferrari factory in Italy.
S10E01 Episode 1 25/09/2006
S10E02 Episode 2 02/10/2006
S10E03 Episode 3 09/10/2006 Guy Smith, a Le Mans winner, races in a Volkswagen Transporter Sportline against Tiff in an A-Team GMC van replica (I assume / hope it’s a replica). Superbike racer Shakey Byrne goes to Italy to drive the new Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. Vicki teaches her older sister how to race a Lotus Elise S around a circuit. Tim Lovejoy takes to the streets of London in an electric car called the G Wiz in an effort to find out if it’s practical or not. Tom Ford drives the very odd looking Skoda Roomster. Jon Bentley investigates how safe the ramped ends of motorway crash barriers are by driving a car into one.
S10E04 Episode 4 16/10/2006 Jason Plato is back and he’s teaching England cricketer Kevin Pietersen how to race in a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Tim Lovejoy hangs out with GQ magazine editor and style guru Dylan Jones to find out what cars are considered cool for the modern man. Tom Ford heads to Barcelona to drive the all-new version of the new Mini. Another installment of “Wreck My Ride”, this time with a 1993 Fiat Cinquecento. Jonny Smith checks out the world’s fastest street legal car — a highly modified Vauxhall Victor. Vicki drives the Nissan Murano Grand Tourer Concept, a super sporty SUV that supposedly drives like a sports car. The master Tiff works his magic on the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
S10E05 Episode 5 23/10/2006 Jason powerslides an imported Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 around a track. Vicki races a 1050 HP racing semi-truck Tiff tries out the new Suzuki Swift Sport. Now that Quad bikes are road legal in the UK, Tom tries one out on the road. Tim rides along with some traffic police.
S10E06 Episode 6 30/10/2006 Jason drives the brand new Lotus Europa S. Fifth Gear pick their top 5 favorite Bond car chases with some commentary from Sir Roger Moore. Tom goes crazy in the final Vauxhall Monaro model, the VXR 500. Pete Tong visits the Fifth Gear cafe to do a little off-road challenge in a Land Rover Defender. Wayne Hemingway, founder of the Red or Dead fashion label, goes out on a lake with Tim in a 1960’s Amphicar. Tiff and Vicki see who can go faster on the most powerful production motorcycle in the world, the Kawasaki ZZR1400. Jonny Smith sees if he can mow more lawn in a Volkswagen Touareg pulling a mower than the world’s largest mower, the £250,000 Claas Cougar.
S10E07 Episode 7 06/11/2006 Jason takes to the track in a Litchfield Type 25 Impreza, a highly tuned Subaru Impreza WRX STi which is based on a version of the Impreza that’s only available in Japan and that’s the base for the Group N rally car. Since golfer Ian Poulter’s new Ford GT is not yet street legal, Tim Lovejoy arranges for him to test another Ford GT on a track. Vicki takes a look at the Volkswagen Golf GT which has both a turbocharger and a supercharger. Jon Bentley finds out at what speed is the best to go over a speed bump. Tom drives the very quick, but rather bland BMW 335i Coupe. Tiff drives a £170,000 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano in Bolivia on a leg of the Ferrari Panamerican challenge.
S10E08 Episode 8 13/11/2006 Jason finds out if he can find an exciting used car for £9000 and then sell it for a profit. Tiff drives the Lotus Exige 265E, a bio-ethanol powered car that ends up getting 50 HP more due to it’s fuel. Tom checks out the new Volvo C30 Sports Coupe. Exclusive behind the scenes of the car stunts in the next Bond movie, Casino Royale. Vicki creates an ejector seat scene similar to the one from the Bond movie, Goldfinger.
S10E09 Episode 9 20/11/2006 Tiff, a die hard German fan, tries to look at the Alfa Romeo 159 in a more Italian way. Tim Lovejoy meets the new Bond star, Daniel Craig to find out more about Casino Royale, the cars in it, and Craig’s previous cars. Tom drives the new Land Rover Freelander 2, to the most remote school in Britain. Simon attempts to use the new Citroen C4 Picasso to recreate a famous Picasso painting in the sand. Vicki takes on champion bike racers Leon Haslam, Jamie Whitham, Jamie Robinson and up and coming twins Alex and Sam Lowes in a Mini-Moto (little motorcycles) race Vicki tries waterskiing behing a motorbike.
S10E10 Episode 10 27/11/2006 Jason attempts to sell the car he bought in an earlier episode for a profit. Jonny Smith sees how fast the vegetable oil powered Mercedes-Benz from a previous episode can go. Tom drives the new Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe, a hard-top convertible. Previous winners of the giveaway cars are announced. Tiff visits visits Mercedes-Benz World, the biggest car dealership in the country, and test drives Mercedes’ newest and most powerful 4×4, the ML 63 AMG. Tim Lovejoy goes banger racing with comedian Alan Davies. Vicki drives the new Porsche 911 GT3.
S10E11 Episode 11 04/12/2006 Behind the scenes of the Euro NCAP stars and how their crash tests are done. Tim checks out the Piaggio MP3, a three wheeled scooter. Tiff and Jason decide which is best — the new BMW Z4 Coupe or the new Audi TT. Vicki gets a lesson from Terry Grant on how to drive on two wheels in a car. Jonny Smith travels to the General Motors test facility in Germany to find out how car manufacturers test airbags by becoming a live test dummy. Tom tries to pull a Boeing 747 with a stock Volkswagen Touareg, at the Top Gear test track and the plane from Casino Royale incidentally.
S10E12 Episode 12 11/12/2006 Tom drives a 4×4 that is greener than a Mini, the Honda CR-V. Tim learns from stunt driver Russ Swift how to do the handbrake turn parking stunt. Tiff uses an Audi S3 to give some tips on taking your own car to a track day. Jon Bentley talks about how to buy a car wisely when it comes to depreciation. Jonny enters a 0-60 MPH competition in the UK’s slowest-accelerating car, an 800cc Chevrolet Matiz. Vicki takes a 15-year-old Daihatsu Charade out on a rally track.
S10E13 Episode 13 18/12/2006 Tiff drives the very quick 3 wheeled T-Rex. Vicki takes Theo Paphitis out to test the £145,000 Mercedes S65 AMG. The Fifth Gear Idol competition winner is revealed. The Fifth Gear Awards 2006 where their top picks for best small car, best family car, best fast car, best overall car, and worst celebrity driver of the year.
S11E01 Episode 1 30/04/2007 Jason takes the £230,000 Brabus Rocket, the fastest four-door car on the planet, to the German Autobahn to see if he can crack 200 MPH. Vicki drives the new Fiat Panda 100HP and sees if it’s actually faster than a Ferrari (mind you, on a very small and tight track). Jonny crashes a perfectly good Ford Focus into another Focus that had been previously crashed and repaired. Tiff heads to Las Vegas to drive the totally awesome Audi R8. Tom tests the new Kia Ceed by using to become a paparazzo.
S11E02 Episode 2 07/05/2007 Tom drives the Alfa Romeo Spider around the Sahara desert. What happens when you remove all of the oil from an engine? Fifth Gear finds out. World Superbike leader James Toseland and Tiff Needell race around a track with a Honda Fireblade CBR 1000RR and the new Honda Civic Type R. Jonny tests the new Mercedes C Class. A motorcycle stunt team performs in the Fifth Gear parking lot. Actor Chris Barrie gets to drive his dream car, an old Jaguar D-Type worth £3 million.
S11E03 Episode 3 14/05/2007 Tom checks out the gadgets on the new Lexus LS460 and then sees if he can get the same gadgets for less on an older Lexus. To test the durability of a windshield, Fifth Gear lobs chickens, rocks, and a road cone at one. Jonny spends 12 hours locked in the new smart fortwo to see how comfortable it is. Virgin Radio Breakfast Show DJ Christian O’Connell gets a stunt driving lesson from Russ Swift. Vicki attempts to replicate the infamous C’était un rendez-vous using a diesel powered Citroën C3. Tiff takes the new Bentley Continental GTC out with two models in the back to see if going faster makes their hair get blown around less.
S11E04 Episode 4 22/05/2007 Tom and Jonny along with help from Tiff decide which hot hatch they like best — the Renault Megane F1 Team R26, the Mazda 3 MPS, the Ford Focus ST, the Honda Civic Type R, the Seat Leon Cupra, the Vauxhall Astra VXR, or the Volkswagen Golf Gti. Fifth Gear drives a car to destruction in reverse to test it’s gearbox. Comedian Paddy McGuinness does the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) required for people who want to get a motorcycle permit. Vicki tries to break 200 MPH in an A1 Grand Prix car.
S11E05 Episode 5 28/05/2007 Tom drives the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo Vicki sees if she can live without a car for a day. The Fifth Gear Shootout returns with the Renault Clio 197 taking on the brand new Vauxhall Corsa VXR. Jonny drives a Rolls Royce Phantom to Italy for a classic car show at the Villa d’Este on Lake Como. Yorkshire cricket captain Darren Gough goes head-to-head with Jason on an off-road track in a Volkswagen Touareg.
S11E06 Episode 6 04/06/2007 Jonny drives the new Ford Mondeo, the most high-tech Ford you can buy (at least in the UK). Driven To Destruction: Vicki finds out which cars are the most crash worthy by dropping them from a crane. Shootout: Tiff races the Mini Cooper against the Suzuki Swift Sport. Tom drives 1500 miles in the new BMW M5 Touring to Valencia, Spain to deliver some clothing to the Oracle America’s Cup team. Olympic sprinter and BMX biker Iwan Thomas is tasked to do a stunt challenge with help from Russ Swift. Jason Plato in the awesome sounding Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster.
S11E07 Episode 7 11/06/2007 Tom drives the latest Land Rover Defender around Iceland to a glacier. Jason and Tiff race a Ford GT against a Formula Ford with 150 horsepower. Driven To Destruction: Vicki chains a car to a heavy truck and trashes it about from a cold start. Fifth Gear visits the home of Alex James, the bass player in Blur, where he goes bungee jumping from a crane. Jonny drives to Italy in a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti to deliver a birthday cake to Ferrari’s CEO.
S11E08 Episode 8 18/06/2007 Jason tests the recently facelifted Jaguar XJR by dressing up for the part of a common Jaguar owner. Dom Joly, creator of Trigger Happy TV, rents a tank for the day to drive around his home village. Vicki drives the new Vauxhall VXR8 to the limit Tom and Jonny take two Reliant Robins and modify them to their liking for racing against each other. Tiff finds out which is quicker around Castle Combe, the street legal Porsche 911 GT3 RS or the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car.
S11E09 Episode 9 25/06/2007 Fifth Gear Shootout: Renault Sport Megane 230 F1 R26 versus one-off Ford Transit Connect X-press. Yvette Fielding, British televesion presenter and owner of 3 Aston Martins, gets to drive her dream car, a Chesil Speedster — a replica of the rare Porsche 356 Speedster. DTM driver Susie Stoddart races her DTM Mercedes-Benz race car against her company car, a Mecedes-Benz CL63 AMG. Jonny races the Fifth Gear chip-fat powered Merecedes-Benz against a Jaguar powered by methane created from rotting apples. Jason tests the brand new Lotus 2 Eleven, a very, very quick track day car. Tom finds out what happens when a Limo crashes into a concrete barrier. Vicki tests the latest BMW X5 by towing a wakeboarder.
S11E10 Episode 10 02/07/2007 Fifth Gear Shootout: Tiff trashes two rental cars around, a Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Focus, to see which is faster. Tom spends a day with wheel clampers to find out ways to beat them. Vicki drives the latest generation Nissan 350Z A very short Q&A with John Travolta about his passion for cars. Jonny, under the cover of darkness, fills in a pothole himself. Tiff and Jason take four car loving cast members of the British soap opera Hollyoaks out for a series of boys vs. girls challenges Various motorcycle stunts in the cafe’s parking lot including stunts by Shane Lynch.
S12E01 Episode 1 03/09/2007 Shootout: Vicki races the brand new Audi S5 against the BMW 335i. Jason teaches Kyran Bracken how to drive on a track and then lets him have a go in an open-wheeled Formula Palmer Audi race car. Tom drives the new Maserati GranTurismo coupe on some beautiful roads in Italy. Jonny drives the incredibly small, but expensive, 4-door Mitsubishi “i” and then tries to get the same thing for less money by bolting two Smart cars on top of each other which ends in a hilarious result. Tiff heads to the French chateau where the Bugatti Veyron is assembled and gets to drive one on both the streets and the track where he gets it a bit sideways!
S12E02 Episode 2 10/09/2007 Vicki compares the new Peugeot 207 GTi against a classic Peugeot 205 GTi to see if it really does live up to the old car. Jonny road tests the new £350,000, 207mph Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster. Tiff and Jason put the Audi R8 and the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S head-to-head. Fifth Gear meets up with Paddy McGuinness once again as he prepares for and takes his motorcycle test. Man looks at what happens when a big, 15 year old Volvo 940 estate crashes into a small, light, 3 year old Renault Modus which has a 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating.
S12E03 Episode 3 17/09/2007 Australian cricket player Shane Warne gets a track driving lesson from Jason. Fifth Gear Shootout: Vicki races the UK spec Honda Civic Type R against the harder core Japanese version. Tom and Jonny put the new Mini Cooper D (diesel) against the petrol version to see which is better. Tiff races the new Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera head-to-head against British superbike racer Leon Haslam on a Ducati 1098.
S12E04 Episode 4 24/09/2007 Vicki finds out if a police driver is as fast as a racing driver by spending a day with a police trainer. Jason takes Sarah Beeny out in a Volvo Globetrotter semi-truck and challenges her to a maneuverability trial. Tiff goes powersliding in the brand new BMW M3. Jonny finds out if some of Britain’s cheapest cars can make it to the top of Britain’s steepest road when fully loaded. Tom gets his hands on the keys to a Phantom Drophead Coupe and offers the car’s services out on a local radio station to good causes.
S12E05 Episode 5 01/10/2007 Shootout: Vicki drives two Audi TTs — one with a manual gearbox, one with the semi-automatic double-clutch S-Tronic system — to see which is quickest around a track. Fifth Gear puts fuel additives to the test to scientifically see if they really do improve engine performance or not. Tom Ford drives the brand new Fiat 500 Tiff takes the £225,000, 224 MPH Gumpert Apollo out on the track. Jason goes offroading in the latest Bowler beast, the Nemesis. Jonny meets up once again with the owner of the world’s fastest street legal car, a Vauxhall Victor named “Red Victor 1″, to see if they can break the quarter mile record.
S12E06 Episode 6 08/10/2007 Vicki takes Sally Boazman, Radio 2’s traffic announcer, out for a day at Bentley’s chauffeur school. Jonny celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Deuce Coupe, the chopped and tuned versions of the 1932 Ford Model B. Fifth Gear crashes the annual gathering of fast cars trying to beat the 0-60 MPH record to see if anyone can beat the current record of 3.07 seconds. Tiff and Jason put the BMW Z4 and Nissan 350Z head to head on the track. Jonny test the new Mini Clubman in Madrid Tom drives an insane Smart Car monster truck which uses Unimog parts.
S12E07 Episode 7 15/10/2007 Shootout: a “General Lee” Dodge Charger vs. a Ford Gran Torino from “Starsky and Hutch”. Jonny and Tom build drift cars from a pair of Bedford Rascal vans which ends in a bad crash. Tiff drives the brand new Subaru Impreza and sees if it lives up to it’s ancestors. Jason drives the Caparo T1, a street legal race car, which ends in the car catching on fire and burning Jason.
S12E08 Episode 8 22/10/2007 To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Tom and Jonny build an armored version of one. Tiff heads to Ferrari’s test track in Modena to see if the new Ferrari 430 Scuderia is faster than a Ferrari Enzo. Fifth Gear Awards including best small car, best family car, best fast car, and best overall car of the year.
S13E01 Episode 1 21/01/2008 Tom heads to an auction of Bernie Ecclestone’s private car collection. Jonny takes a Citroën C-Crosser and a Citroën 2CV to a field to see how the two fair offroad. Jason takes Mercedes-Benz CLK 53 AMG Black Series to Silverstone. Tiff teaches TV chef Heston Blumenthal how to powerslide his BMW M5. Shootout: Vicki puts the Lotus Exige S against the Caterham CSR at Anglesey.
S13E02 Episode 2 28/01/2008 Tom tests the all new Toyota Landcruiser. Jonny drives the new lightweight Mazda 2. Tiff and Jason put the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG head-to-head. Vicki learns how a Hollywood-style car barrel roll is done. Shootout: Renault Clio 197 R27 versus Rage Buggy R180RT.
S13E03 Episode 3 04/02/2008 Tom and Jonny enter a 100 year old gruelling 24 hour off-road driving event called the Exeter Trial in an old Volkswagen Beetle. Tiff tests the all-new Audi A3 Cabriolet to see if it can change his opinion of convertibles. Children under the age of 3 can travel in the back of a taxi with no child seat, so Fifth Gear crashes a taxi to find out just how unsafe this practice really is. The new Maserati GranTurismo is coming to the UK, so Jason takes it out for a spin. Shootout: an eighteen year old Lotus Carlton versus it’s modern day equivalent, the Vauxhall VXR8.
S13E04 Episode 4 11/02/2008 Fifth Gear checks out London’s most exclusive supercar rental club, the Segrave Clubparks, and parks three of their cars — a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, a McLaren Mercedes SLR, and a Porsche Carrera GT — on the street for 10 minutes each to see which turns the most heads. Jonny takes a BMW 635d, the world’s first diesel grand tourer, to Poland in search of cheap diesel. Tom goes offroading in a Unimog U500. Tiff tests James Bond’s latest car, the Aston Martin DBS. Shootout: fast van shootout with the Volkswagen Transporter Sportline against the Mercedes Vito X.
S13E05 Episode 5 18/02/2008 Travis Pastrana talks about his experiences in Freestyle Motocross and rally racing. Tom tests the Land Rover Freelander and Nissan X-Trail at the Kinnaird estate in Perthshire, Scotland. Jonny goes looking for the ultimate first car for under £2400, the average spent on such a car. Tiff and Jason put the Porsche Cayman and BMW 135i Coupe head-to-head. Shootout: Renault Twingo GT versus Fiat Panda 100HP, two entry-level hot hatches.
S13E06 Episode 6 25/02/2008 Volkswagen camper van comparison: Tom and Jonny test the retro Danbury Rio against the modern Volkswagen California. Jason on the track in the new Nissan GT-R. Tom finds out what happens when a 5 star crash rating car crashes into a tree. Tiff in Audi’s most powerful production car, the Audi RS6 Avant, a station wagon. Shootout: Mini One versus Fiat 500.
S13E07 Episode 7 03/03/2008 Jason goes offroading with England rugby captain, Phil Vickery. Vicki compares the new electric powered Smart ED to it’s gasoline powered counterpart, the Smart FourTwo. Tom Ford heads up to the Arctic Circle for some extreme testing of the new Volvo XC70. Tiff takes the all new the Lexus IS F out onto a track. Shootout: Ford Fiesta ST versus Vauxhall Corsa SRi.
S13E08 Episode 8 10/03/2008 Jason takes British downhill skier Chemmy Alcott offroading in a Group N rally car. Tom Ford drives the new Citroën C5 in Lisbon. Tiff and Jonny go behind the scenes of the 50th NASCAR Daytona 500. Shootout: Porsche Cayenne GTS versus BMW X5 SE.
S13E09 Episode 9 17/03/2008 Jonny tries to find some sexy coupes for less than £1500. Vicki pushes Bentley’s fastest ever production car, the 200 mph Continental GT Speed, to the limit. Tiff drives a NASCAR race car around a track. Tom Ford tests Jaguar’s make or break executive saloon, the XF. Jason finds out if the Lotus Elise SC, the first model to be fitted with a supercharger, is the best version ever. Shootout: Volkswagen Golf GTi versus Subaru Impreza WRX.
S13E10 Episode 10 24/03/2008 Tiff sideways in the brand new Subaru WRX STi. Jonny heads to the Geneva Motor Show. Tom joins a Welsh mountain rescue team for the day to put the Hummer H3 through its paces. Tiff and Jason pit the Mini Cooper S Works and the Renault Clio Cup against each other to find out which is best. Shootout: Ford Focus RS versus Ford Escort Cosworth.
S14E01 Episode 1 11/08/2008 World snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan asked Fifth Gear to help him choose a new car to spend his winnings on, so Vicki takes him out onto the track in a Mercedes C63 AMG and a BMW M3. Tiff and Jason put the Mitsubishi Evo X FQ300 and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi head-to-head on the track. Tom tests Ford’s new SUV, the Kuga, by driving it on snow, road and mud. Jonny investigates if cars are worth more as scrap than as a functioning car. Tiff tries out the world’s first underwater car, the Rinspeed Squba, which was inspired by James Bond’s white Lotus Esprit in “The Spy Who Loved Me”.
S14E02 Episode 2 18/08/2008 Tim investigates why it can cost up to £200 just to change a headlight bulb on a Renault Mégane. Vicki spends a day with Lewis Hamilton at the Brooklands Motoring Festival. Jonny sees what kinda car you can get if you swore off drinking alcohol for 3 years and saved the money instead. Jason goes powersliding in the new Porsche 911 GT2. Tom drives the new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, crash tests a second-hand convertible in a rollover crash. Shootout: Tiff puts the latest Mazda RX-8 against the Nissan 350Z.
S14E03 Episode 3 25/08/2008 F1 driver Jarno Trulli tries to get the most out of the hybrid Toyota Prius. Jason Plato pits the Volkswagen Passat R36 against the Audi A4 3.0 TDi in a contest of petrol power and diesel torque. Tim Shaw tests the acceleration claims of a range of performance motors. Tiff Needell competes with world speedway champion Jason Crump in a race of car versus bike.
S14E04 Episode 4 01/09/2008 Tim shows some loopholes in the new 2009 UK car tax code. Jonny sees if the new Volkswagen Passat CC can match the Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 in terms of refinement. Tom drives the new seemingly-pointless BMW X6. Jonny examines the new Citroen Berlingo Multispace’s practicality by turning it an ice cream van at an amusement park. Vicki heads to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to race the electric Tesla Roadster and the Breckland Beira. Tiff in the crazy KTM X-Bow. Shootout: Jason pits the Honda Civic Mugen RR, imported from Japan, against the Honda S2000.
S14E05 Episode 5 08/09/2008 Tiff and Jason put the BMW M3 and the Lexus ISF head-to-head to see which is faster and more exciting with some help from some girls. Tom sees if the new Subaru Forester is as good as the Land Rover Freelander 2, the benchmark in small SUVs. Bruno Senna, nephew of F1 driver Ayrton Senna, is a special guest presenter this week and compares the Porsche 911 Turbo to the Nissan GT-R on the track. Vicki participates in the Subaru convoy in tribute to the late Colin McRae. Tom drives the Dodge Challenger SRT-8. Jason teaches John Prescott to drive a race spec Jaguar XKR. Shootout: Vicki in the Vauxhall Astra Nurburgring and the Ford Focus ST.
S14E06 Episode 6 15/09/2008 Tom drives the new Volkswagen Scirocco around Wales. Jonny compares the Hyundai i800 to the Chrysler Grand Voyager. Tim investigates people who call up car sellers offering to help sell their car for a fee. Jason teaches Moto GP star James Toseland to drift in the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Jonny finds out if new Jeep Wrangler is better or worse than a Willys Jeep from World War II. Tiff attempts to set an alternative-powered quarter mile record in a Lotus Exige 270E TriFuel. Shootout: Vicki in the brand new Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder and a last-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 2.
S14E07 Episode 7 22/09/2008 Jonny updates a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 to more modern standards. Tim compares how different prices tires affect stopping distances. Tom drives the new Mk7 Ford Fiesta. Simon Pavey puts Tiff and Vicki through a series offroad motorcycle challenges. Jonny helps Light Welterweight boxer Ricky Hatton restore his Reliant Robin van used in the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
S14E08 Episode 8 29/09/2008 Vicki tests the new Honda Jazz by using it as a support vehicle for The Tour of Britain, one of the United Kingdom’s biggest cycling events. Tim finds out if he can service a modern car instead of paying to have a dealership do it. Tom compares Renault’s new Laguna GT sporting four wheel steering to the Ford Mondeo. Tiff and Jason race head-to-head in seriously quick go-karts. Tom checks out the Fiat Grande Punto Abarth, a little hot hatch. Jonny with help from Dirk “Face” Benedict of the A-Team compare a brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class to a second hand one. Jason sees if the top pilot of the Blue Eagles helicopter aerobatics squad is as good in a car as he is in his Lynx helicopter.
S15E01 Episode 1 05/01/2009 New series. World champion boxer Joe Calzaghe and his glamour model girlfriend Jo-Emma Larvin take part in an off-road challenge with Tiff Needell, Johnny Smith examines the Volkswagen Golf Mk6, and Vicki Butler-Henderson takes the new Ferrari California for a test-drive in Italy. Plus, Tom Ford reviews the safety of a popular family vehicle and Tim Shaw assesses the effectiveness of automated car washes.
S15E02 Episode 2 12/01/2009 Olympic swimmer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Mark Foster tests a supercharged Vauxhall VXR8, Jonny Smith watches classic vehicles being raced at the Firecracker Banger meet, and Tim Shaw retakes his driving test in a Nissan Micra. Plus, Vicki Butler-Henderson assesses the Smart MHD city car, Jason Plato compares two Renaults, and Tiff Needell examines the new Porsche 911.
S15E03 Episode 3 19/01/2009 Vicki Butler-Henderson chauffeurs comedian Bill Bailey to one of his West End gigs in a Mercedes that has been converted to run on nothing but chip fat. Tom Ford test-drives the new Kia Soul, while Jonny Smith presents his pick of reasonably priced cabriolets. Tiff Needell takes the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 for a spin and Tim Shaw investigates the savings to be made on new vehicles.
S15E04 Episode 4 26/01/2009 Vicki Butler-Henderson meets a 17-year-old rally sensation, and Jason Plato attends the annual Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium, where he chats to contenders including Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button. Tim Shaw tests the performance of super diesel fuel, and Tom Ford reviews BMW's latest 7 Series, while Jonny Smith puts the Renault Megane's sturdiness through its paces with a team of paintballers firing at it.
S15E05 Episode 5 02/02/2009 Tiff Needell and Jason Plato race the Volkswagen Scirocco and Mini Cooper S hatchback, Tom Ford finds out if he can fit into the world's tiniest four-seater, the Toyota iQ, and Tim Shaw tests car polishes. Jonny Smith reveals how cash-strapped families can afford to buy a second-hand SUV and Jason Plato meets Comedy Dave from the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show
S15E06 Episode 6 09/02/2009 Jason Plato races the Maserati Gran Turismo with olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins, Tiff Needell pits the Renault Megane R26.R against the Caterham CDX sports car and Vicki Butler-Henderson assesses the speed of the BMW 330d. Tim Shaw gives advice on protecting vehicles from theft, Jonny Smith reviews the new Ford Ka and Tom Ford tests the storage space in the Fiat Qubo with the help of a Guns 'N' Roses tribute band.
S15E07 Episode 7 16/02/2009 Olympic gold medal-winning sailors Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson race each other in the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, and Tiff Needell test-drives the Farbio GTS 400, Vicki Butler-Henderson pits the new Alfa Romeo Mito against the classic Mini, and Tim Shaw examines the diesel v petrol debate to find out which fuel offers the better value.
S15E08 Episode 8 23/02/2009 Charley Boorman tests modified cars powered by motorbike engines, Jonny Smith compares the fuel consumption of the Honda Insight with a standard diesel vehicle and Tiff Needell races two hatchbacks from the 1980s. Jason Plato reviews the new Ford Focus RS, Jonny Smith tries to make a profit at Europe's largest used-autoparts sale and Tim Shaw gives advice on speed-camera alerting systems. Last in the series.
S16E00 Stunt Special 00/00/0000 An action-packed one-off special. Stuntman Steve Truglia prepares to perform a toy-car trick in a life-size vehicle fitted with Dunlop SP30's. He will attempt to defy gravity and neck-breaking G-forces to loop-the-loop.
S16E01 Episode 1 08/06/2009 Stuntman Steve Truglia tries to beat a world record by driving round the biggest loop-the-loop ever constructed. Retired Formula One competitor David Coulthard competes against Tiff Needell in an extreme van-driving challenge and Tim Shaw discovers whether buying an old banger results in cheap motoring. Tom Ford examines the Citroen C3 Picasso's suitability for a modern family man and Jonny Smith takes the Audi R8 V10 out on Spanish roads.
S16E02 Episode 2 15/06/2009 Tiff Needell teams up with former racing driver Stirling Moss to test the Ferrari 599 HGTE and Jonny Smith heads to Spain to discover whether the locals prefer the Audi A5 Cabriolet to the rival BMW 3 Series convertible. Jason Plato helps Olympic rowing gold medallist Matthew Pinsent find a sports car that accommodates his 6ft 5in frame, Tom Ford and Tiff Needell compete in the Ilkley Trial in West Yorkshire, and Tim Shaw investigates the accuracy of the combined economy cycle.
S16E03 Episode 3 22/06/2009 Tiff Needell and Jason Plato pit the new BMW Z4 against the Porsche Boxster, and Tim Shaw examines the Government's car-scrappage scheme. Comedian Ross Noble receives a day of trial-bike tuition from motorcyclist Dougie Lampkin, the team celebrates the joint birthday of the original Mini and the film The Italian Job, and Tom Ford gets behind the wheel of the Peugeot 308 CC.
S16E04 Episode 4 29/06/2009 Jason Plato pits the Mini Cooper Cabriolet against the Mazda MX-5, and Tim Shaw tries out the latest concept in car maintenance at a garage where equipment is supplied but the customers do the work themselves. Tom Ford assesses the performance of Toyota's new miniature SUV, the Urban Cruiser, and Jonny Smith is joined by Most Haunted's Derek Acorah for a ride in the Ghostbusters ambulance. Plus, Tiff Needell tests the Aston Marton V12 Vantage.
S16E05 Episode 5 06/07/2009 Tiff Needell and Jason Plato gain access to a variety of tanks, including a submersible Russian machine and a Chieftain, for a head-to-head battle. Jonny Smith follows the route of Dick Turpin in the new VW Golf GTi, Tom Ford and Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules test the Aston Martin DBS Volante and Tim Shaw investigates the damage that potholes do to cars. Plus, a look at the Evora - the first all-new Lotus for 13 years.
S16E06 Episode 6 13/07/2009 Tom looks at the idea of the national speed limit being lowered. Jason test drives the Renault Sport Clio 200. Jonny susses out the new Merc E-Class. Tiff finds out if the Caterham Roadsport 175 really works on the road and Jason drives the Lamborghini LP670-4 SV.
S16E07 Episode 7 20/07/2009 Jason and Tiff race a couple of double decker buses. John Barrowman is given lessons in rally-car driving. Jason test drives the new Audi TT RS. Tom drives the new Seat Exeo. Jonny reviews the Nissan Pixo and Tim tests "ecoRoute", a fuel saving application for Garmin GPS units.
S16E08 Episode 8 27/07/2009 Jason drives a couple of 1980s Cosworths. Jonny reviews the new Toyota Prius. Tom is offered the chance to ride in a Formula Ford race car but first he must fit the car's engine from a Focus. Tiff and Jonny find the best "Hot Hatchling". Tom drives the newest supercar - the Tramontana R Edition. James Martin is trained to drive a Formula 1 car.
S17E01 Episode 1 03/06/2010 Tiff and Vicki have been challenged to put four of the nippiest hatchbacks on the market to the test. Jonny examines a pair of city cars the Smart ForTwo and the Toyota iQ. Over in Italy, Jason gets behind the wheel of the supercar of the moment the Ferrari 458 Italia. Finally, Tiff talks to 2008 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton about the British supercar threatening to take Ferrari’s crown.
S17E02 Episode 2 10/06/2010 Tiff and Jason compare the Porsche 911 and Audi R8 V10 convertibles. Vicki examines the Nissan Cube in a new segment called “Need To Know”. Jonny reviews the very economical Volvo S80 DRIVe. Jason goes to the Italian Alps to drive the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera.
S17E03 Episode 3 17/06/2010 Vicki drives the new Maserati GranCabrio from Paris to Monaco. Shootout: Citroën DS3 DSport versus the Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf. Tiff and Jonny sees if electric cars are finally practical using the Mitsubishi i MiEV. Jason tries to break 200 MPH in the Noble M600 supercar.
S17E04 Episode 4 24/06/2010 Shootout: Jason pits the Nissan 370Z Roadster against the BMW Z4. Jonny compares the Skoda Superb Estate to other estates the Mercedes-Benz W124, the new Mercedes-Benz E250, and the Volvo 850R. Tiff drives the 4 door Aston Martin Rapide. Vicki drag races the new Rolls-Royce Ghost.
S17E05 Episode 5 01/07/2010 Ross Noble and Charlie Boorman join Tiff and Jason to play with some offroad toys, Jason drives the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Vicky puts Mercedes' "Air Cap" to the test on an E-class convertible and Jonny drives the Audi A8.
S17E06 Episode 6 08/07/2010 Tiff tests out the Lexus LFA, Vicky shows us some new toys on the BMW 535i, Jason compares the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG to the Audi RS6 and Jonny looks at Volvo's crash test lab.
S17E07 Episode 7 15/07/2010 Tiff pushes the SLS AMG to the limit, Vicky susses out the new Lotus Elise then puts a Landcruiser head-to-head with the Land Rover Discovery with Jonny, and Jason rings the neck of the Ferrari 599 GTO.
S17E08 Episode 8 22/07/2010 Which is better, the VW Scirocco or Peugeot RCZ? Tiff finds out. Vicky looks at the Honda CR-Z, Jason hoons in the Camaro SS and Jonny joins Tiff for the famous Ilkley Trial.
S17E09 Episode 9 05/08/2010 Jason drives the Morgan Aero SuperSports. Jonny goes to Germany to drive the Nissan Juke. Shootout: Tiff races the Volkswagen Golf R against the SEAT León Cupra R. Vicki looks at Gordon Murray’s new car, the T.25.
S17E10 Episode 10 12/08/2010 Jason and Tiff put the Nissan GT-R and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution FQ-400 head-to-head. Jonny reviews the new Audi A1. Tiff drives the electric Tesla Roadster S. Vicki judges some cars at the Salon Privé supercar show.
S18E01 Episode 1 08/10/2010 Tiff and Jason put the sportier versions of BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG head-to-head. Ex-Stig Ben Collins goes drag racing in a mid-level dragster. Vicki drives the Bentley Continental SuperSports Convertible on “one of the best roads in Europe” in Northern Ireland. Jonny attempts to set some small engine speed records using a Skoda Fabia vRS
S18E02 Episode 2 15/10/2010 Jason continues his racing lessons on the track with newbie petrolhead Comedy Dave from BBC Radio 1, using an Aston Martin Vantage N420 Roadster. Jonny gets a ride in Europe's fastest street-legal car. Vicki heads to the glamorous Paris Motor Show and shows us the top five cars of the show. Shootout: Tiff puts the Porsche Cayman head-to-head against the Lotus Evora.
S18E03 Episode 3 22/10/2010 Tiff offers a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of the final British Touring Car Championship race of the year as Jason attempts to clinch the title. Elsewhere, Vicki reveals everything you need to know about Renault's sexy new convertible the Wind, Jonny heads to the amazing scenery of Europe's highest road in Audi's super hi-tech RS5 and Tiff gets behind the wheel of the amazing Pagani Zonda R hypercar.
S18E04 Episode 4 29/10/2010 Tiff tests a Vauxhall against an Audi. Vicki takes a closer look at the new luxury SUV. Jason test drives an Audi supercar whilst Jonny enters his first ever competitive trackday event.
S18E05 Episode 5 05/11/2010 Tiff and Jason team up with F1 aces Johnny Herbert and Karun Chandhok for the ultimate dogfight. Vicki reveals all about Vauxhall's new compact MPV.
S18E06 Episode 6 12/11/2010 Jason experiences a cutting-edge Formula One driving simulator, Ben and Jonny perform a two-wheel driving stunt, Tiff races two stylish coupes and Vicki gets behind the wheel of the multimillion-pound Aston Martin DB5, as driven by James Bond in Goldfinger.
S18E07 Episode 7 19/11/2010 Tiff and Jason put the Porshce Cayenne Turbo and the Audi Q7 through their paces off-road. Johnny drives a supercharged Lotus Evora in Spain. Vicky enjoys the luxury of the new Jaguar XJ and Jason gets his hands on the most powerful Porsche 911 ever, the new GT2 RS.
S18E08 Episode 8 26/11/2010 Ben Collins competes against Jason on the track. Robert Llewellyn tests the eco-friendly Nissan Leaf. Tiff test drives two green yet fast coupes. Vicki takes a drive in the Volvo S60 saloon.
S18E09 Episode 9 03/12/2010 Jonny and Ben perform a two-wheel driving stunt, Vicki puts a radical new four-door Mini through its paces, Jason teaches ex-rugby player Matt Dawson wet-weather driving techniques in a supercar and Tiff wrestles with two mean American muscle cars.
S18E10 Episode 10 10/12/2010 Vicki Butler-Henderson introduces the motoring show's annual awards ceremony honouring the best cars of the year. Tiff Needell, Jason Plato and Ben Collins have a three-way contest in similarly matched sports cars, and the presenters take a look back at the highlights of 2010. Last in the series.
S19E01 Episode 1 01/04/2011 Tiff and Jason drive the Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, and Vicki zips around the Monaco in a £40,000 hot hatch. Back in Britain, Jonny meets an ingenious car engineer, and in the Team Test, the foursome reviews the BMW X3 four-wheel drive.
S19E02 Episode 2 08/04/2011 Jason takes the new Aston Martin supercar for a spin in Spain, Tiff tries his hand at ice-driving in Lapland, Jonny drives the Atlantic Road in Norway in the new Citroen DS3 Racing and Vicki test-drives the limited edition BMW M3 GTS.
S19E03 Episode 3 15/04/2011 In this episode of Fifth Gear, Tiff tests a new estate car from Ferrari, Vicki puts two luxurious diesels saloons against each other on the track, Jason is in Abu Dhabi trying out the fastest motorsport on earth – drag racing, and the whole team test the newest version of Nissan’s little Micra.
S19E04 Episode 4 06/05/2011 Jason and Tiff race a pair of super cars. Vicki travels to southern Spain to test drive the new BMW's new convertible. Johnny takes a look at the intricacies of the Nürburgring track in Germany.
S19E05 Episode 5 13/05/2011 Vicki test drives the new super-charged Lotus Evora. Tiff and Jonny end up going hill-climbing. The brand new Audi A7 is pushed to it's limits.
S19E06 Episode 6 20/05/2011 Tiff and Jason are at the 50th birthday party of the E- Type Jag. Vicki discovers just how sharp James Martin is with a knife. The team decide whether the Lexus has got the balance right with its new luxury hybrid.
S19E07 Episode 7 10/06/2011 Tiff and Jason take a look at some exciting new cars and take part in a series of high octane stunts that will push the team to their limits. Tiff Needell tests the 1M coupe in the hills of the Scottish countryside.
S19E08 Episode 8 24/06/2011 Tiff and Jason get a chance to test drive the new 205mph McLaren MP4-12C, comparing it with the Ferrari 458 Italia. Vicki gets a chance to become a driver of action with the help of Hollywood legend Vic Armstrong.
S19E09 Episode 9 08/07/2011 Tiff is in the stunning roads above Nice in the South of France to test the £185,000 Lamborghini Gallardo Performante, Jason tests the Porsche Cayman R around Britain’s fastest race track, Jonny reveals the cars you should buy if you’re interested in “free motoring”, and the team come together to test the updated luxury limousine from Volkswagen, the Phaeton.
S19E10 Episode 10 15/07/2011 In this tenth-anniversary special, the presenters look back at some of their most memorable moments. Jonny attempts the Isle of Man TT circuit on a three-wheeled scooter, and Tiff and Vicki test two of the most exciting cars on the market – the BMW M3 GTS and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
S20E01 Episode 1 14/10/2011 The team conduct a shocking 120mph crash test, pit the two most powerful Jaguars ever head to head, blast through mega-fashionable Croatia in a £150,000 Bentley and get to grips with the car everyone's talking about - the Range Rover Evoque.
S20E02 Episode 2 21/10/2011 Tiff chats to British rally legend Mark Higgins. The presenters take a look at a new Mercedes convertible. Vicki races a new Ford Mustang around Le Mans. Jonny begins a journey of a lifetime in a very unlikely car.
S20E03 Episode 3 28/10/2011 Tiff test drives Lamborghini's new Aventador hypercar. Vicki makes her way through Italy's snowy mountain roads in Mini's brand new Coupe. Jonny finds out about car culture's biggest phenomenon, vehicle wrapping.
S20E04 Episode 4 04/11/2011 Vicki test drives the new Ferrari 458 Spider convertible in Maranello Italy. Tiff completes another Fifth Gear shoot out between two uber coupes, the 444bhp Audi RS5 and the 451bhp Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe. Johnny's in France to test Citroen's new radical DS5 hybrid car.
S20E05 Episode 5 18/11/2011 Tiff's on the limit in a very special Porsche 911 the 500bhp RS 4.0 of which a limited production run of only 600 will be made. Vicki test drives the maddest hybrid we have ever seen in the one of a kind Honda CRV tweaked by tuning company Mugen which cost 150K. Johnny's in Portugal to test the new Renault hybrid car the Fluence.
S20E06 Episode 6 25/11/2011 Jonny finds the best driving road in the world. Vicki takes the new VW Amarok pick-up for a test drive on a beach in Portugal. The driving skills of Roy Keane are tested by Tiff at the Nurburgring. The presenters take a look at the new BMW 1 series (F20).
S20E07 Episode 7 02/12/2011 Tiff takes a drive through France's Champagne region in Aston Martin's newest convertible. Vicki is the umpire in a race between two England cricket stars. Jonny takes a look at two off-road bargains to help see us through the winter.
S20E08 Episode 8 09/12/2011 Jonny drives a brand new version of one of Britain's most important cars. Tiff puts England cricket legend Jimmy Anderson through his paces around the gruelling Nurburgring race track. The team test the latest version of the iconic Jeep.
S20E09 Episode 9 16/12/2011 Motoring magazine show with Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Jonny Smith. Vicki blasts through the Pyrenees in the brand new BMW M5, Jonny heads to Barcelona to drive SEAT's new city car, the team test the Mercedes G-Class and Tiff is joined by rally ace Mark Higgins to test Renault's new hatch.
S20E10 Episode 10 30/12/2011 Jonny takes a look at some exciting cars at the LA motorshow. Ian Botham is taught how to drive around the legendary Nurburgring racing track. Vicki learns some evasive driving techniques from the police who chauffeur the Royal Family.
S21E01 Episode 1 03/09/2012 The return of the motoring magazine, with presenters Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jason Plato and Jonny Smith reviewing cars and taking on challenges.
S21E02 Episode 2 10/09/2012 Stig Blomquist takes Jonny Smith for a drive on ice, and the convertible Mercedes SLS AMG is pitted against an Aston Martin, a Jaguar and a Bentley.
S21E03 Episode 3 17/09/2012 The team races a Radical sports car against the Ariel Atom in Anglesey. Vicki Butler-Henderson visits the Monaco Motor Show and there is a look at the safest second-hand cars.
S21E04 Episode 4 24/09/2012 Tiff Needell takes to the Italian F1 circuit in the hope of qualifying for the Lamborghini Series, and the team reports whether different types of petrol affect a car's performance.
S21E05 Episode 5 01/10/2012 Jason Plato races Formula Off-Road buggies in Iceland, Tiff Needell tests the new Bentley Continental GT, and a Rolls-Royce is cleaned at the world's most expensive car wash.
S21E06 Episode 6 08/10/2012 Tiff Needell celebrates the Ferrari F40's 25th birthday, Jason Plato pits the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series against its BMW rival and Vicki Butler-Henderson drives a new Land Rover.
S21E07 Episode 7 15/10/2012 Jonny Smith takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Isle of Man TT motorbike race with John McGuinness, and the Subaru BRZ sports car is tested around the circuit.
S21E08 Episode 8 22/10/2012 Jonny Smith examines Ferraris' latest supercar, the F12berlinetta, while Vicki Butler-Henderson explores the world of motorbike speedway in Denmark.
S21E09 Episode 9 29/10/2012 Jonny Smith heads to Sweden for an American car show, Tiff Needell tests the KTM X-Bow R trackday car, and Jason Plato explores affordable ways to upgrade a car stereo.
S22E01 Episode 1 11/02/2013 Vicki Butler-Henderson races the Porsche Boxster against a jet plane, and Jason Plato grapples with the latest version of the Audi S8 super saloon.
S22E02 Episode 2 18/02/2013 Jason visits Italy to test drive the Pagani Huayra, and Tiff pits the Porsche 911 Cabriolet against the Audi R8 Spyder to see which one will come out on top.
S22E03 Episode 3 25/02/2013 Vicky & Johnny go head to head in two of the fastest four-seaters on the planet, with some hair raising track charges. Jason tests the new Dutch super car, Savage Rivale, while Tiff drives the reborn legendary sports car, the MGB.
S22E04 Episode 4 04/03/2013 Rally driver Kris Meeke joins Tiff Needell for a hot hatch showdown. Vicki Butler-Henderson travels to Audi's headquarters in Germany to try out the latest 174mph RS4, while Johnny finds out Formula 1's secret weapon. Jason goes shopping for the ultimate 2nd-hand sports car.
S22E05 Episode 5 11/03/2013 Jason drives the new Mercedes SL, while Tiff finds out how the latest Formula 1 technology can improve cars. Vicki joins a parade of 1,000 Ferraris aiming to set a new world record, while Johnny jumps into the world of pro drifting.
S22E06 Episode 6 18/03/2013 Vicky races against the 2011 IRC champion in a triathlon. Jason drives the new BMW M6. The Hyundai i30 undergoes team review. Tiff determines what is the best new car to fight depreciation, while Jonny shows some basic DIY for car maintenance.
S22E07 Episode 7 25/03/2013 Vicki Butler-Henderson heads to Italy to road test the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, while Tiff Needell and Jason Plato trial the Suzuki Swift and Renault Sport Twingo.
S22E08 Episode 8 01/04/2013 Vicki visits Pininfarina to trash a Maserati, while Jonny Smith tests the modern Morgan Three Wheeler, and Tiff Needell and rally champion Mark Higgins put two mega SUVs against each other in a head-to-head challenge.
S22E09 Episode 9 08/04/2013 Tim goes to Nürburgring to take on Sabine Schmitz, in a battle between Porsche 911 and BMW M6. Jason tests ?80,000 Morgan Plus 8, while Viki is almost reduced to tears driving the awesome Range Rover Evoque. Jony finds out fuel saving gadgets actually work.
S23E01 Episode 1 16/09/2013 The team track test the most powerful diesel, the Range Rover V8. Plus, which of the new Cabrios combine supercar speed and movie-star glamour?
S23E02 Episode 2 23/09/2013 Jonny is in Spain to test the Jaguar F-type, the spiritual successor to a motoring legend. Jason turns car-doctor for the day, trying to bring a tired engine back to full health.
S23E03 Episode 3 30/09/2013 Jonny is given unprecedented access to the secret world of 21st century crash-testing before staging a spectacular van vs. car head on smash to reveal which vehicle is safest.
S23E04 Episode 4 07/10/2013 Tiff Needell is in Los Angeles to look into the new trend of restomodding. Jason takes on Brazilian ace-race Bruno Senna in the new Aston Martin Vanquish.
S23E05 Episode 5 14/10/2013 Vicky is in the Netherlands to test-drive the countries latest home-grown supercar, the Donkervoort D8 GTO. The team tests the brand-new Jaguar XF Sportbrake.
S23E06 Episode 6 21/10/2013 The team is joined by German racer “Queen of the Nürburgring” Sabine Schmitz to test-drive road legal extreme-machines, including the Caterham 7 Supersport R.
S23E07 Episode 7 28/10/2013 The team is celebrating Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary. What is it really like to be behind the wheel of James Bond’s very own Aston Martin DB5?
S23E08 Episode 8 04/11/2013 It’s Jonny vs. Swedish touring car champion Frederik Ekblom. Jonny is driving the champion’s Volvo race car while Frederik drives its road car cousin, the Volvo S60 polestar.
S23E09 Episode 9 11/11/2013 Vicky is at the Nürburgring Grand Prix track in Germany, joining the crews of double European champion Jochen Hahn and former British Truck Racing Champion Dave Jenkins.
S23E10 Episode 10 24/02/2014 Tiff and Jason are joined by Bruno Senna for the fastest track test ever conducted on the show, between the new Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GTR and the brutal Noble M600.
S23E11 Episode 11 03/03/2014 Vicky is at the Frankfurt headquarters of the Mini Dakar rally team where she gets stuck into three of the toughest jobs in motorsport. Plus, Jason road tests a Lamborghini.
S23E12 Episode 12 10/03/2014 Jonny heads to the mecca of driving: the Indianapolis 500. Tiff takes on an Aston Martin in Mercs's new explosive hot hatch. Meanwhile Vicky visits a state of the art laboratory to see why it’s important to change a car’s engine oil.
S23E13 Episode 13 17/03/2014 Tiff and Jason find out who makes autobahn best storming executive express. Jonny conducts a jumbo-sized test of the brand new Range Rover Sport. Meanwhile, the team find out if the new Seat Leon is the best sporty hatchback you can currently buy.
S23E14 Episode 14 24/03/2014 Former marine sniper Aldo Kane teaches Vicky the techniques of special forces driving. Tiff's in Italy testing a brand new Maserati with a massive surprise under the bonnet. Then Jonny checks out a modified home version of a Capri that will challenge a Nissan GTR.
S23E15 Episode 15 31/03/2014 Tiff aims for victory as he races in the European version of the thundering American race series NASCAR. Plus, Vicky reveals the technologically stunning Rolls Royce Wraith, and Jonny is super car spotting in Central London.
S23E16 Episode 16 07/04/2014 Jonny heads to France to see ex-WRC champion Petter Solberg and rising star Andreas Bakkerud compete in a rally, before trying his hand. And Vicki gives tips on better MPG, while Jason tests the new $80,000 Caterham.
S23E17 Episode 17 14/04/2014 Tiff and Jason take the new vs old Golf challenge, there’s a drag race between the Mercedes E55 AMG and the Mercedes E250 CDI, and the Audi Quattro is pitted against the Audi A5.
S23E18 Episode 18 21/04/2014 In a special rally-based show, Jason and Tiff are schooled to be rally drivers and co-drivers by Colin McRae’s right-hand man Nicky Grist and former British champion Mark Higgins.
S24E01 Episode 1 24/02/2014 Tiff and Jason are joined by Bruno Senna for the fastest track test ever conducted on the show, between the new Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GTR and the brutal Noble M600.
S24E02 Episode 2 03/03/2014 Vicky is at the Frankfurt headquarters of the Mini Dakar rally team where she gets stuck into three of the toughest jobs in motorsport. Plus, Jason road tests a Lamborghini.
S24E03 Episode 3 10/03/2014 Jonny heads to the mecca of driving: the Indianapolis 500. Tiff takes on an Aston Martin in Mercs's new explosive hot hatch. Meanwhile Vicky visits a state of the art laboratory to see why it’s important to change a car’s engine oil.
S24E04 Episode 4 17/03/2014 Tiff and Jason find out who makes autobahn best storming executive express. Jonny conducts a jumbo-sized test of the brand new Range Rover Sport. Meanwhile, the team find out if the new Seat Leon is the best sporty hatchback you can currently buy.
S24E05 Episode 5 24/03/2014 Former marine sniper Aldo Kane teaches Vicky the techniques of special forces driving. Tiff's in Italy testing a brand new Maserati with a massive surprise under the bonnet. Then Jonny checks out a modified home version of a Capri that will challenge a Nissan GTR.
S24E06 Episode 6 31/03/2014 Tiff aims for victory as he races in the European version of the thundering American race series NASCAR. Plus, Vicky reveals the technologically stunning Rolls Royce Wraith, and Jonny is super car spotting in Central London.
S24E07 Episode 7 07/04/2014 Jonny heads to France to see ex-WRC champion Petter Solberg and rising star Andreas Bakkerud compete in a rally, before trying his hand. And Vicki gives tips on better MPG, while Jason tests the new $80,000 Caterham.
S24E08 Episode 8 14/04/2014 Tiff and Jason take the new vs old Golf challenge, there’s a drag race between the Mercedes E55 AMG and the Mercedes E250 CDI, and the Audi Quattro is pitted against the Audi A5. Jonny drives Bentley's fastest ever car while Vicky tries Renault's latest Clio Cup Race car.
S24E09 Episode 9 21/04/2014 In a special rally-based show, Jason and Tiff are schooled to be rally drivers and co-drivers by Colin McRae’s right-hand man Nicky Grist and former British champion Mark Higgins.
S25E01 Episode 1 05/03/2015 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.
S25E02 Episode 2 12/03/2015 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.
S25E03 Episode 3 19/03/2015 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.
S25E04 Episode 4 26/03/2015 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.
S25E05 Episode 5 02/04/2015 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.
S25E06 Episode 6 09/04/2015 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?
S26E01 Episode 1 02/07/2015 In this episode of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson take part in a unique car v plane challenge. Nigel Lamb is the current Red Bull Air Race champion, which makes him the airborne equivalent of Lewis Hamilton. His MX2 aircraft is Formula 1 quick as well. But Tiff and Vicki also have a very special machine, a £300,000 Lamborghini Aventador. Once Vicki has experienced a ride in Nigel’s plane, and Nigel has had a spin in the Lamborghini, it’s time for them to go head to head. The aircraft is faster, but the car can turn tighter. The result is very close indeed.
S26E02 Episode 2 09/07/2015 In this episode of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson visit sunny South Africa to drive everything from rally cars, to supercars to military vehicles. Tiff and Vicki visit Paramount Group, makers of the fastest, toughest, military vehicles around. Using Paramount’s off road facility they stage a tortoise versus hare race. Tiff has the faster machine but must complete the longer, smoother route. Vicki’s vehicle is slower but she can take the rougher short cut. Does winning matter? Yes, because the loser will have to occupy the passenger seat as the presenters take on the most extreme off-road course, in Paramount’s most extreme machine. Expect hyper ventilation.
S26E03 Episode 3 16/07/2015 In this episode of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell and Karun Chandhok take two high performance saloons to the track to discover which is the fastest, and most entertaining, to drive. BMW have a long history of producing very quick family sized cars, and on paper their new M4 looks every bit as good. By comparison Lexus has never made a car of this type – however their new RC-F seems to match the BMW blow for blow. Three tests will determine which car best deserves its £60,000 price tag. The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is, according to the manufacturers, the fastest limousine in the world. But, being a Bentley, it’s extremely luxurious to. Jonny Smith takes a tour of this £300,000 car, which has a top speed of 190 mph but also comes equipped with Champagne flutes.
S26E04 Episode 4 23/07/2015 In this episode of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell visits northern Sweden for a very chilly rally challenge. He has just a few hours to learn the skills of racing on sheet ice before he takes on a rally champion over a treacherous rally stage. The potential for disaster waits around every corner. Jonny Smith journeys to Iceland to drive Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport. On paper it seems to be the perfect all-round car, combining brilliant off-road ability, with comfort, sportiness and space for seven. Jonny has a day to put the car through its paces, which includes driving through blizzards and a very wide, freezing, river.
S26E05 Episode 5 30/07/2015 In this episode Fifth Gear re-unites two of the greatest names in Formula 1 history – Prost and Senna. This time it’s Ayrton’s nephew Bruno and Alain’s son Nico who will do battle on the track. With Tiff Needell and Karun Chandhok in attendance they set out to discover which of a current crop of hot hatches is best. It’s a knockout competition that will eventually result in just two cars racing head to head around the Snetterton circuit. And that means one thing – it’s Prost v Senna all over again. After nearly 60 years the greatest 4x4 in the world, the Land Rover Defender, is about to go out of production. Vicki Butler-Henderson celebrates the end of an era by taking part in a high speed off-road challenge against current Defender Challenge Trophy champion, Edd Cobley.
S26E06 Episode 6 06/08/2015 In this episode of Fifth Gear Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff Needell travel to Romania to sample some of the car culture there. This includes driving some massive off-roaders, meeting a local classic car restorer, and racing a motorsport mad Mayor up the streets of his town. Tiff and Vicki travel to the wilds of the Romanian countryside to drive some extreme off-road vehicles made by a company called Ghe-O. They start off by having a race in Ghe-O’s fast Fighter buggy. The winner then gets to drive the company’s biggest machine, the Rescue. It can go literally anywhere so Tiff decides to take Vicki for a spin…up a river.