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General News Shift Onto Fast Track With A New Season Of FIFTH GEAR On DISCOVERY TURBO
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Mumbai, February 28, 2010: Fasten your seat belts and indulge your passion for horse power as Discovery Turbo brings a lowdown on what’s hot and what’s not in the motoring world. From the top-of-the-range to the most economical and from the fastest super car to the most reliable hatchback, Discovery Turbo’s action-packed series FIFTH GEAR promises to take viewers on a thrill ride.

FIFTH GEAR premieres every Monday at 9 pm on Discovery Turbo.

The diverse range of cars and bikes profiled are tested to the limits by a panel of auto experts, which includes Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jason Plato, Tom Ford and Adrian Simpson. The team of experts shares reliable automotive advice, latest information on technological advances, top news, vehicle reviews and investigative reports from around the world; “all the need to know”, “good to know” facts that motor enthusiast would expect from the all new episodes of FIFTH GEAR.

From an imposing 200,000 pound Rolls Royce Ghost to a sleek Mercedes E63AMG salon to the irresistible Porche 911 GT3RS, the ultimate dream machines will be unveiled by the hosts. Super cars and sports utility vehicles, hatchbacks to hybrids and electric cars, these experts review some of the recently launched cars and express their viewpoints. From Tiff’s world exclusive with Lewis Hamilton about the new McLaren and partnering with bike-adventurer Charley Boorman for a series of arduous off-rod challenges to Jason teaming up with comedian Ross Noble, FIFTH GEAR promises episodes that are exciting and inspiring.

FIFTH GEAR brings exciting facts about the motoring world for the auto enthusiasts which will make sit back and wonder. Did you know that the Bugati Veyron 16.4 grand sports can reach a top speed of 407 kmph and is the most expensive car to be sold in India at 16 crore rupees?

The team of experts captivates the audiences as they enjoy the dream cars and lend their advice to the viewers. Test driving the Ferrari, comparing Toyota IQ against the original Mini and Peugeot’s new RCZ with Volkswagen’s Scirocco, to driving the amazing Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and testing it on the best roads in the Alps, to investigating if a very large car with a small engine is the future of luxury cars by comparing it to a super yacht and highlighting “Need to Know” features about down-to-earth cars as they are just as important, the series brings all of motoring experience in one platform.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM EPISODES:
  • Tiff Needell and Vicky Butler-Henderson test some new hot hatches, Jason Plato gets behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 Italia and Jonny Smith tests a Smart cat and Toyota IQ against the original Mini.
  • Jason rips through Italy in Lamborghini's Gallardo Superleggera. Vicki gleams the mad looking Nissan Cube and Tiff and Jason do battle in the R8 Spyder and Porsche 911 Turbo.
  • Tiff puts Aston Martin's stunning Rapide through its paces on road and track, Jonny tries to find the greatest ever estate and Vicki samples the £200,000 Rolls Royce Ghost.
  • Jason drives Porsche's 911 GT3 RS and then teams up with comedian Ross Noble, while Tiff partners bike-adventurer Charley Boorman, for a series of arduous off-rod challenges.
  • Tiff gets behind the wheel of the £300,000 Lexus LFA, Jason pits the brand new Mercedes E63AMG saloon against the Audi RS6 and Vicki sees the technology in the new BMW 5 Series.
  • Jonny finds out if the new Nissan Juke crossover is as bonkers as it looks, Vicki tests the sports-hybrid Honda CR-Z and Jason grapples with the Chevrolet Camaro SS.
  • Jason drives Morgan's Aero Supersports, Vicki speaks to top car designer Gordon Murray about his city car project and Tiff and Jonny head to the gruelling Ilkley Trial rally.
  • Vicki judges the 'Best Supercar' award at the most exclusive motorshow in the world, Salon Prive. While Jonny gets the first TV test drive of Audi's new Mini rival, the A1.

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