Fifth Gear


Ever wonder what would happen to a car if it crashed into a wall head on while traveling at 120mph? Well, wonder no more as Fifth Gear has completed the world’s fastest crash test. Continue reading to see what happened.

Because of the expected destruction, organisers refused to use expensive crash test dummies and instead opted for cheaper mannequins for the experiment.

[Sources DailyMail]

Sure, Honda may never release a production CR-Z Mugen RR, but it’s always interesting to see what a turbocharged hybrid — ” capable of producing 197bhp and getting to 60mph in around 6.5 seconds” — can do on the streets. Continue reading for the Fifth Gear segment and more pictures.

Carbon fiber bodywork and underbody tray, center-exit exhaust, forged 18-inch alloy wheels, four-piston calipers and a reworked suspension help turn this hybrid into the CR-Z we all wish it was in the first place.

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In this new Fifth Gear segment, Tiff Needell and Jason Plato pit the McLaren MP4-12C up against Ferrari’s 458 Italia. Surprisingly enough, the winner isn’t who you expect. Continue reading to see why.

Both drivers render the same verdict, and it’s the kind of final assessment you don’t often get from motoring shows: one wins on paper, then gets trounced once they discard the spec sheet and grab the wheel.

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Top Gear’s The Stig takes on Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell in the latest episode. Basically, each driver has to complete an obstacle course that consists of a slalom, playing car football, and completing a figure 8. Video after the break.

In this German Fifth Gear segment, we get to see the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 where it belongs: on the open road. It’s powered by a 5.2L V10 engine that produces 552hp and 398lb-ft torque. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

With an acceleration of 3.7 seconds from 0-100 km/h and a maximum speed of 325 km/h, the Gallardo LP560-4 shoots into the orbit of the most extreme and powerful sports cars.

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In this Fifth Gear segment, Tom Ford “drives the Spanish Tramontana R Edition, which is equipped with a 720bhp twin turbo V12 Mercedes engine and constructed from carbon fibre.” Video after the break.

Not only are Tramontana’s more expensive than you could possibly imagine, but each one is designed around the owner. Plus, your passenger sits behind you.

[via Autoblog]