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Discovery Turbo lines up ‘Fifth Gear’, the ultimate auto guide

Starting January 6, Fifth Gear will air weekdays Monday to Friday at 10 PM with hosts Timothy ‘Tiff’ Needell, Jason Plato, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Jonny Smith

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | January 3, 2014


Fifth Gear is everything a car enthusiast would want in a magazine format television show.  From super cars and sports utility vehicles to hatchbacks and hybrids, the Fifth Gear team combines its enviable presenting lineup of Timothy ‘Tiff’ Needell (former Le Mans winner), Jason Plato (multiple Touring Car champion), Vicki Butler-Henderson (a racing driver instructor from the age of 17) and Jonny Smith (serial petrol head and car buyer) – undoubtedly the best and most knowledgeable drivers on television – with a new remit to bring more information than ever before to a global car audience.

Starting January 6, Fifth Gear will air weekdays (Monday to Friday) at 10 PM on Discovery Turbo.

Fifth Gear is dedicated to uncovering the most exclusive information about the performance of anything automobile. The series highlights new car reviews, second-hand bargains, industry news and other topical features, including issues surrounding road safety and taxation. From road testing the new Mini Cooper Sand examining the trend among celebrities to purchase large sports utility vehicles, to profiling a Lamborghini Murcielago, this series is for anyone who has a passion for petrol power.

Want to know the best way to make your car quicker? Or want to see how far a Volkswagen Beetle can jump? Or find out how the Mercedes SLS AMG supercar – one of the noisiest, most exciting cars on sale fares against an Aston Martin, a Jaguar and a Bentley? This exciting series features a range of new tests, new races and new motors from around the world. The team of course put supercars through their paces including the Porsche 911 Carrera S, Bentley Continental V8 as well as a tribute to the classic Ferrari F40. There is also speed truck racing with Dakar race trucks in the Netherlands, ice driving with an Audi A1 Quattro on a frozen lake in Sweden; and a trip down to the Monaco motor-show for millionaires.

The series not only highlights supercars, it also offers solid consumer advice covering topics such as the top five motoring apps, buyers’ guide and a petrol ‘taste’ test investigating the difference between supermarket petrol and premium brands.

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