Fifth Gear

Fifth Gear

2004 - 2014,
Motoring magazine, presented by Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jason Plato and Jonny Smith
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Episode Guide

  • Fifth Gear - Rally Driving 101 (Season 24 Episode 9)
    Season 24 Episode 9:

    Rally Driving 101

    Mark Higgins and Nicky Grist teach rally driving to Jason and Tiff; Vicki presents affordable rally cars for the road; Jonny tests an Audi Quattro model.

  • Fifth Gear - Icon Showdown (Season 24 Episode 8)
    Season 24 Episode 8:

    Icon Showdown

    Tiff and Jason pit iconic vehicles against modern models to see how the classics compare.

  • Fifth Gear - Smith, Bakkerud and Loeb (Season 24 Episode 7)
    Season 24 Episode 7:

    Smith, Bakkerud and Loeb

    Jonny watches a rallycross race featuring Andreas Bakkerud and Sébastien Loeb; Vicki reveals the inaccuracy of fuel economy figures; Tiff drives the Ford Transit.

  • Fifth Gear - European NASCAR (Season 24 Episode 6)
    Season 24 Episode 6:

    European NASCAR

    Tiff heads to Le Mans, France, for a European race series much like the American NASCAR events; Vicki tests the Rolls-Royce Wraith; Jonny puts Renault's electric Zoe supermini to the test.

  • Fifth Gear - Vicki Joins the Special Forces (Season 24 Episode 5)
    Season 24 Episode 5:

    Vicki Joins the Special Forces

    Vicki learns driving skills that are necessary for the special forces; Tiff tests the Maserati Ghibli; Jonny issues a racing challenge to the man who tuned his 1973 Ford Capri.

  • Fifth Gear - Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63 (Season 24 Episode 4)
    Season 24 Episode 4:

    Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63

    The Audi RS6 takes on the Mercedes-Benz E63; Jonny tests the Range Rover Sport's all-terrain abilities; Vicki reveals the best secondhand super saloons; Jonny examines Volvo's hybrid vehicle.

  • Fifth Gear - Indy 500 (Season 24 Episode 3)
    Season 24 Episode 3:

    Indy 500

    Jonny goes behind the scenes at the Indianapolis 500; Tiff tests the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG against an Aston Martin; Vicki visits a high-tech lab to see what happens when a car's motor oil isn't changed.

  • Fifth Gear - Dakar Rally (Season 24 Episode 2)
    Season 24 Episode 2:

    Dakar Rally

    Vicky experiences the three most difficult jobs in motor sports; Jason tests the Lamborghini Aventador roadster; Kia's hot hatch is pitted against a Renault Sport rival.

  • Fifth Gear - Budget Bertone (Season 24 Episode 1)
    Season 24 Episode 1:

    Budget Bertone

    Jason and Tiff conduct their fastest track test ever with the help of driver Bruno Senna; Jonny visits the headquarters of Italian automobile company Bertone to test their latest supercar; Vicki explores budget-priced Bertone vehicles.

  • Fifth Gear - BMW M6 vs. Porsche 911 (Season 23 Episode 18)
    Season 23 Episode 18:

    BMW M6 vs. Porsche 911

    German racing legend Sabine Schmitz joins Tiff for a head-to-head battle between the BMW M6 and the Porsche 911.

  • Fifth Gear - F12berlinetta (Season 23 Episode 16)
    Season 23 Episode 16:


    Vicki travels to Italy to push the new Ferrari F12berlinetta sports car to the limit.

  • Fifth Gear - Rally Prodigy Andreas Mikkelsen (Season 23 Episode 15)
    Season 23 Episode 15:

    Rally Prodigy Andreas Mikkelsen

    Vicki joins Norwegian rally driver Andreas Mikkelsen for a motoring triathlon.

  • Fifth Gear - Pagani Huayra (Season 23 Episode 11)
    Season 23 Episode 11:

    Pagani Huayra

    Jason travels to Italy to take the Pagani Huayra sports car for a spin.

  • Fifth Gear - The Flying Spur (Season 22 Episode 9)
    Season 22 Episode 9:

    The Flying Spur

    Professional truck racing; tuned-up Ford Mustang; testing the Skoda Octavia and the Bentley Flying Spur.

  • Fifth Gear - Volvo S60 Polestar (Season 22 Episode 8)
    Season 22 Episode 8:

    Volvo S60 Polestar

    The Volvo S60 Polestar, Volkswagen GTI and Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake are put through their paces; Jason reveals budget-priced thrill cars.

  • Fifth Gear - Aston Martin 100th Anniversary (Season 22 Episode 7)
    Season 22 Episode 7:

    Aston Martin 100th Anniversary

    Tiff and Jason drive some famous vehicles from the 100-year history of Aston Martin; Vicki takes an electric Land Rover on rough ground; testing the Citroen DS3 convertible.

  • Fifth Gear - Mercedes G63 AMG (Season 22 Episode 6)
    Season 22 Episode 6:

    Mercedes G63 AMG

    The Caterham 7 challenges rivals; Jason gives his opinion on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG; Vicki gets behind the wheel of a Peugeot 205 GTI; Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

  • Fifth Gear - Bentley Headquarters (Season 22 Episode 5)
    Season 22 Episode 5:

    Bentley Headquarters

    Cheap hot hatches battle it out; Vicki tests the Donkervoort D8 GTO at Circuit Park Zandvoort; Jonny visits the headquarters of Bentley Motors, then drives the Mulsanne.

  • Fifth Gear - Aston Martin Vanquish (Season 22 Episode 4)
    Season 22 Episode 4:

    Aston Martin Vanquish

    Tiff investigates the trend of updating classic vehicles with modern components; Jason and professional driver Bruno Senna take the Aston Martin Vanquish through Wales' mountain roads; Vicki tests must-have gadgets for motorists.

  • Fifth Gear - McLaren 12C Spider (Season 22 Episode 3)
    Season 22 Episode 3:

    McLaren 12C Spider

    Johnny reveals how vehicles are crash-tested in the 21st century; Tiff gets behind the wheel of the new McLaren 12C Spider; testing the Volkswagen Golf; Jason tests the Porsche Cayman with champion rally driver Marcus Grönholm.

  • Fifth Gear - Jaguar F-Type (Season 22 Episode 2)
    Season 22 Episode 2:

    Jaguar F-Type

    The Toyota GT 86 is pitted against the Renault Sport; Jonny tests the Jaguar F-Type in Spain; Jason reveals how to restore the performance of older vehicles.

  • Fifth Gear - Range Rover (Season 22 Episode 1)
    Season 22 Episode 1:

    Range Rover

    Track testing an Audi, a Maserati and a Mercedes; motorcycle racer Chaz Davies races Vicki in BMW's M135i; Jonny drives a cheap vehicle from the U.K. to the French Alps; pitting the new Range Rover against the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

  • Fifth Gear - Behind Pininfarina (Season 21 Episode 17)
    Season 21 Episode 17:

    Behind Pininfarina

    Vicki goes behind the scenes of Pininfarina, an Italian automotive design firm known for their work with Ferrari and other manufacturers.

  • Fifth Gear - Modified BMW M5 (Season 21 Episode 14)
    Season 21 Episode 14:

    Modified BMW M5

    Jonny takes the wheel of a specially modified BMW M5 and competes against professional drifters in Norway's famous Gatebil show.

  • Fifth Gear - Hot Hatch Showdown With Kris Meeke (Season 21 Episode 13)
    Season 21 Episode 13:

    Hot Hatch Showdown With Kris Meeke

    Rally driver Kris Meeke joins Tiff on the track for a high-octane knockout tournament between four new hatch models.

  • Fifth Gear - Jet Plane vs. Porsche Boxster (Season 21 Episode 10)
    Season 21 Episode 10:

    Jet Plane vs. Porsche Boxster

    Vicki races a new Porsche Boxster against a jet plane; Jason pits the new Audi S8 super saloon against the Audi R8 supercar.

  • Fifth Gear - The Sounds of Jaguar, Audi and Bentley (Season 21 Episode 9)
    Season 21 Episode 9:

    The Sounds of Jaguar, Audi and Bentley

    Sweden hosts the world's largest American car show; Tiff drives the KTM X-BOW R; Jason explores inexpensive ways to upgrade a car stereo.

  • Fifth Gear - Ferrari Aluminum (Season 21 Episode 8)
    Season 21 Episode 8:

    Ferrari Aluminum

    Denmark motorbike speedway; Ferrari supercar; examining fuel-saving technologies that boast economical advantages.

  • Fifth Gear - Subaru BRZ (Season 21 Episode 7)
    Season 21 Episode 7:

    Subaru BRZ

    Jonny travels to the Isle of Man TT and goes behind the scenes with motorcycle racer John McGuinness; testing the new Subaru BRZ sports car.

  • Fifth Gear - Mercedes AMG vs. BMW M (Season 21 Episode 6)
    Season 21 Episode 6:

    Mercedes AMG vs. BMW M

    The new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is pitted against its BMW rival; celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ferrari F40; test-driving the new Land Rover Defender.

  • Fifth Gear - Testing Bentley's Continental GT (Season 21 Episode 5)
    Season 21 Episode 5:

    Testing Bentley's Continental GT

    Jason drives Formula off-road buggies in Iceland; Tiff test-drives the Bentley Continental GT; cleaning a Rolls-Royce at the world's priciest car wash.

  • Fifth Gear - Gasheads (Season 21 Episode 4)
    Season 21 Episode 4:


    Tiff works the Italian F1 circuit in the hope of qualifying for the Lamborghini Series; measuring how different types of gas affect a car's performance.

  • Fifth Gear - Stability Control Off (Season 21 Episode 3)
    Season 21 Episode 3:

    Stability Control Off

    Vicki attends an exclusive Monte Carlo motor show; the Radical competes against the Ariel Atom; safe secondhand cars.

  • Fifth Gear - Mercedes SLS AMG vs. Aston Martin vs. Jaguar vs. Bentley (Season 21 Episode 2)
    Season 21 Episode 2:

    Mercedes SLS AMG vs. Aston Martin vs. Jaguar vs. Bentley

    A Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG takes on rivals; rally driver Stig Blomqvist.

  • Fifth Gear - Porsche 911 Carrera S Test Track (Season 21 Episode 1)
    Season 21 Episode 1:

    Porsche 911 Carrera S Test Track

    Test-driving the Porsche 911 Carrera S; the crew hopes a new refueling method will allow it to break a world record for distance traveled in an hour.

  • Fifth Gear - Mercedes CLS63 AMG vs. Porsche Panamera GTS (Season 18 Episode 5)
    Season 18 Episode 5:

    Mercedes CLS63 AMG vs. Porsche Panamera GTS

    The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG takes to the track against the rival four-door supercar Porsche Panamera GTS.

  • Fifth Gear - Bond Car (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    Bond Car

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 6 (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Test driving a Lotus Europa S; favorite Bond car chases; driving the VXR 500.

  • Fifth Gear - Italian Supercar (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    Italian Supercar

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 8 (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    Testing a 16-year old Mercedes E Class; Tokyo services station hosts a car party at night.

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 2 (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    EPISODE: 2

    Crash testing a Renault Espace; Audi Q7; comparing a Subaru Impreza STI and Subaru Forrester STI.

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 1 (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Choosing a supercar; Jaguar XK; Mazda MX5.

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 6 (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 4 (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    Tiff Needell and Adrian Simpson go to the secret labratory that the world's leading car armorer uses for weapons testing.

  • Fifth Gear - Drunk vs. Tired (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Drunk vs. Tired

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 9 (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    EPISODE: 9

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 6 (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Quentin Wilson reveals some of the surprising ways people try to get off their speeding tickets.

  • Fifth Gear - Driving High (Special)

    Driving High

    A driver performs a series of tests while impaired.

  • Fifth Gear - Bargain Classics (Special)

    Bargain Classics

    Three classic bargains - a Morris Minor, a Jaguar S-type and a 1967 Maserati Ghibli.

  • Fifth Gear - Ultimate Shootout (Special)

    Ultimate Shootout

    The team heads to a special test track on the Isle of Anglesey with six of the most desirable performance cars of the moment.

  • Fifth Gear - Test driving the BMW 320Si; determining if race driver skills will tranfser to a stunt plane. (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Test driving the BMW 320Si; determining if race driver skills will tranfser to a stunt plane.

    Tert driving the BMW 320Si; determining if race driver skills will tranfser to a stunt plane.

  • Fifth Gear - LPG vs. Gas (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    LPG vs. Gas

  • Fifth Gear - Car Fires (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Car Fires

  • Fifth Gear - EPISODE: 8

    EPISODE: 8

    Adrian Simpson road tests the new Hyundai Coupe.

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