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‘Fifth Gear’ returns to Discovery Turbo for a new season

MUMBAI: Discovery Turbo is getting back ‘Fifth Gear’ for another season. The magazine series is filled with the recent driving news, expert opinions, and advices. New features accompany the essential information, driving and cars.

The show kicks off on 12 May and airs Monday-Friday at 10 pm.

From super cars, sports utility vehicles to hatchbacks and hybrids, the show combines its presenting line up 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.

The show is positioned as being everything a car enthusiast could want in a TV show. The season 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 Pagani Huayra, the Roadyacht GTR as well as a Vicki putting the most powerful Ferrari ever through its paces, the 730bhp F12 Berlinetta.

Also, Jonny is behind the wheel of the bonkers new Morgan Three-Wheeler – a brand new model that based on a design from 100 years ago; Tiff is joined by German motoring legend and ‘Queen of the Nurburgring’ Sabine Schmitz for a head to head battle between two favourite sports cars of the last year – the BMW M6 and Porsche 911; and Jason heads to the track to test the £100,000 BMW M6 super coupe.

The show 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 purchasing large sports utility vehicles and profiling a Lamborghini Murcielago, this series is for anyone who has a passion for petrol power.