The E60 BMW M5 Is The Ultimate Highway And Track Cruise Missile

What's the finest car to drive on the highways of Europe to then drift around a race track? Why, that'd be the V10 powered BMW M5. » 1/01/15 2:00pm 1/01/15 2:00pm

Now You Can See If A Ferrari Enzo Or A McLaren F1 Is Better

While they're both getting on in years, the Ferrari Enzo and the McLaren F1 will both be competitors in the pantheon of great supercars. And there's a bunch of ways to compete – style, cost, and of course, speed. » 11/14/14 4:55pm 11/14/14 4:55pm

Let's Look At What Happens When You Actually Smoke Pot And Drive

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 11/10/13 5:57pm 11/10/13 5:57pm

This tiny blonde saved Tiff Needell from a mugging

Fifth Gear presenter Tiff Needell nearly lost an expensive Swiss watch to a trio of muggers. That is, until a five-foot-tall — 5'5" in stilettos — blonde packing a sharp heel and fists of fury stepped in. Lindsay Orridge, a marketing manager for Ford Motorsport, attacked the muggers and sent them scurrying, saving… » 12/09/11 2:00pm 12/09/11 2:00pm

The Stig Is... Tiff Needell?

After a nine-year absence hosting pale competitor Fifth Gear, old Top Gear presenter Tiff Needell temporarily steps in for The Stig to teach Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle how to drive the Top Gear test track. [Mirror] » 12/20/10 12:00pm 12/20/10 12:00pm

Race Car Driver Schools "Weirdo" Fan-Boy On Car Forum

Online forums give fans the opportunity to mouth off about athletes without fear of repercussions... unless the targeted athlete sees it and makes you look foolish. The chronology of a legendary online beatdown from champion racer Jason Plato below. » 11/30/10 2:00pm 11/30/10 2:00pm

Bonkers British Chef Slices Cucumber with Samurai Knife Taped to…

Heston Blumenthal, the mad scientist of contemporary British cuisine, cooks with liquid nitrogen and serves food with built-in iPods. He’s also got a thing for M5’s…health and safety be damned. » 5/06/10 4:00pm 5/06/10 4:00pm

Fifth Gear Brings Hot Wheels To Life, Sets Real-Life Loop-The-Loop…

Fifth Gear replicates the classic Hot Wheels loop-the-loop, performing the world record for the largest 360 degree loop in a real car, a Toyota Aygo. Here's how they did it. » 11/30/09 8:00am 11/30/09 8:00am

Fifth Gear Reviews Tramontana R

Top Gear's less funny cousins at Fifth Gear just got their hands on the 720 HP Tramontana R, described as a combination of F1 car and fighter jet. Lots of hackneyed automotive hyperbole ensues. » 7/30/09 5:15pm 7/30/09 5:15pm

Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell, Actor John Barrowman, Survive Terrifying 80…

John Barrowman, the actor who portrays Captain Jack Harkness on hte BBC's Torchwood walked away from a terrifying 80 MPH crash in a special rally-prepped Subaru with Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell for the Channel Five motoring show. [Daily Mail] » 7/20/09 9:30am 7/20/09 9:30am

Fifth Gear Pits EVO X Against Focus RS In Epic Turbocharged Soccer Match

Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell and Jason Plato have taken it upon themselves to pit the rally-bred AWD Mitsubishi Evo X against the brand-spanking-new, touring car-inspired FWD Ford Focus RS in an epic turbocharged game of soccer. » 6/12/09 4:15pm 6/12/09 4:15pm

World's Greatest Driving Road Located In Abu Dhabi?

Armed with only a BMW M3 and a camera, 5th Gear's Tiff Needell examines what they claim is the world's greatest driving road, located in the U.A.E. capital of Abu Dhabi. Where else? » 2/25/09 9:00am 2/25/09 9:00am

Fifth Gear Test Drives 2009 Focus RS, We're RS Green With Envy

That other British car show, Fifth Gear, has managed to get their grubby mitts on the 2009 Focus RS and toss it at some curvy mountain roads. Not surprisingly, they kinda liked it. » 2/24/09 6:00pm 2/24/09 6:00pm

Fifth Gear Plows Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Through The Snow

We want to be like Tiff Needell when we grow up. In this week's Fifth Gear, Tiff gets his hands on a green Lamborghini LP560-4 he calls Kermit and hits the snow, sans traction control. » 1/28/09 1:30pm 1/28/09 1:30pm

Fifth Gear Races General Lee Against Starsky & Hutch Grand Torino


This week's episode of Fifth Gear featured an epic battle of 'merican muscle. Specifically, we get to watch Vicki Butler-Henderson take a couple laps in two automotive icons of TV — the General Lee and the Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino. All we've got to say is watching that Charger chug down the straightaway, barely… » 10/19/07 3:15pm 10/19/07 3:15pm

The Wait Is Over: Tiff Needell Hoons The Gumpert Apollo S

Sometimes we wish we were Hindu. That way we could believe in Karma without shame or reservation (think Spinal Tap: "I was using bits and pieces of whatever Eastern philosophies happened to drift through my transom"). And come back in the next life as a car. A really hot, snorting, flame-spitting car. That way, Tiff… » 10/02/07 7:15pm 10/02/07 7:15pm

Fifth Gear Pits Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Against A Ducati 1098


The latest episode of the Beeb's other driving show saw Tiff race the new Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera head-to-head against Brit superbike racer Leon Haslam on a Ducati 1098. It's similar to an earlier match-up Final Gear ran between the standard Gallardo and a Ducati 999. That time the Ducati won by a hair. We… » 9/21/07 12:15pm 9/21/07 12:15pm

Tiff Needell Teases Us With Bugatti Veyron Convertible In New Fifth…


Although not as hot as our fave motoring show, Fifth Gear's still a damn sight better than anything we've got over here on this side of the pond. Case in point would be Tiff Needell's tour of the Bugatti plant in the newest episode of the #2 UK driving show. No US show would ever have the guts to drop into an… » 9/04/07 9:19am 9/04/07 9:19am

Tiff Flogs the GT3 RS

It's no secret that Los Pedran Jalop is not a massive Porsche obsessive. Most of his favorite sons of Ferdinand are racing vehicles, with only the 550 Coupe and 928 to really stoke his passions. But there's something about the new GT3 RS. It's the most immediately soulful road car Porsche has produced since the 928… » 6/21/07 9:45am 6/21/07 9:45am