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vexor 10-26-2006 03:13 PM

5th Gear - S10 EP8 - 13th November, 2006 - Discussion

In this week’s edition of Five’s motoring show, Jason Plato hits the road on another Fifth Gear carbuying challenge. The best selling car in the UK
right now is the £8,990 Ford Fiesta Style. But is it possible to find something far more exciting within that budget – a supercar perhaps? Jason has just one day to find out and to stop him returning with a wreck, there is a further catch: he must sell the car for a profit in a future programme.

Tom Ford drives the new Volvo C30 hatchback. Renowned for their practicality, build quality and safety, the Swedish car maker is not generally
recognised for its appreciation of style. But all that could change with the C30. Tom delivers his verdict on whether Volvo has finally built a groovy car.

Elsewhere in the programme, Tiff Needell goes all green. The Lotus Exige 265E is a bio-ethanol car, which means it runs on fuel largely made from crops like corn and wheat. Vehicles like this could save the planet from global warming, but Tiff has another question on his mind – can a sports car still be fun when it gets its power from Mother Nature?

Also this week, Vicki Butler-Henderson revisits a classic movie scene. The film Goldfinger features one of the most famous Bond stunts ever – the ejector seat sequence where the intrepid spy hoofs a baddie through the roof of his Aston Martin DB5. With the aid of a 1988 Mercedes and a very unfortunate dummy, Vicki attempts to recreate the stunt over forty years after the original.

Remaining on the Bond theme, ‘Casino Royale’ is this year’s must-see box office event, featuring the all new Bond, Daniel Craig. A few months ago, Fifth Gear was granted exclusive access to the set in Prague as cast and crew filmed the actual casino scenes. Today’s programme provides a sneak preview of Bond’s new supercar in action – the Aston Martin DBS.

yg60m 10-26-2006 03:44 PM

Not reallt impressive line-up this series :| When will we see the Veyron or even the Carrera GT :?: I don't remember seing it tested in 5th Gear ...

martin100 11-11-2006 01:03 PM

I doubt they´ll ever get a hand on the Veyron :roll:

martin100 11-11-2006 01:03 PM

I doubt they´ll ever get a hand on the Veyron :roll: Lovejoy would wet his pents the moment he sees it :lol:

subhir 11-15-2006 01:58 AM

I guess the whole point of Fifth Gear, these days, is to try to find the worst way to make a serial about cars!! "How not to make a TV serial about cars!!!!!" Learn by not doing what Fifth Gear does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it just me or are there no more interesting cars (or ways to review cars) in the world to review???????

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