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Old 10-26-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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