Fifth Gear

  • Tiff Needell in a scene from "Fifth Gear"

    Although "Top Gear" has largely won over enthusiasts across the world, "Fifth Gear" has often been considered an even more genuine program for gearheads. Fortunately, the series will return from the dead later this year. Motor1 reported on Thursday the British motoring program has been picked up for a 27th season after going off the air in 2016. Additionally, ex-Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok will join the team as a new presenter. The show's original hosts, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jason Plato, and Tiff Needell will also all return. Jonny Smith, a former host, is expected to be involved as...

  • Tiff Needell in a scene from "Fifth Gear"
    Tiff Needell confirms end of “Fifth Gear”

    Just as Top Gear prepares for its reboot this Sunday, news regarding the demise of another popular British motoring show has emerged. Famous racing driver and television host Tiff Needell revealed via Twitter that filming had wrapped up on the last episode of Fifth Gear. So busy enjoying Mille...

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    27-Liter Rolls-Royce-Powered Rover SD1 Hits 160 MPH: Video

    According to Fifth Gear, the owner of this monstrous 1981 Rover SD1 was looking for a project that he could work on for a long time, and that would be a challenge. Fitting a 27-liter V-12 to British-Leyland's most extroverted sedan certainly has no shortage of challenges. The engine produces around...

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    Fifth Gear Coming Back This Month

    A few months ago we brought you the sad news of Fifth Gear's cancellation. If you're a car fan of even the smallest degree, you've no doubt seen more than a few episodes of the U.K.'s "other" motoring program, but now you won't have to resign yourself to that dusty set of DVDs to get your fix of...

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    U.K.'s Fifth Gear Canceled

    It's not yet official, but it's looking as good as, with reports from the U.K. confirming the channel Five program Fifth Gear won't be returning for another season. The cancelation marks the end to a show that was itself launched out of the cancelation of the original Top Gear in 2001. Unlike its...

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