Test drive Fifth Gear as it returns to TV

The car-lovers return tonight for a new series on Discovery. Here are some little tasters to heighten the suspense...

The brand new series of Fifth Gear starts tonight on Discovery Channel, and to get you in the mood, here are some clips of the motor-fun to come. The show, which began on Channel 5 in 2002, continues in its new and exclusive slot on Discovery. Hosts Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jason Plato and Jonny Smith are all back and, judging by these clips, very excited.


Clip 1: Vicki Butler-Henderson attempts to make a GTR go further in one hour than “any road car has ever gone before”. And it’s 4:53AM, poor woman. No rest for the engine-obsessed.

Clip 2: Two men, a vehicle and a very bumpy road. And they’re trying to beat the clock.

Clip 3: The team see how good they are at flying a VW Beatle. They’ll do anything to get on TV, this lot.


Fifth Gear starts tonight at 8.00PM on Discovery and Discovery HD.