Fifth Gear: Episode 2 Sneak Preview

Fifth Gear spun back into action on Monday, with Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jason Plato and Jonny Smithall all back for a brand new series of pure petrolhead pleasure.

Series 21 of the show sees the old gang back behind the wheel in some curious situations around the world, test-driving and reviewing cars the rest of us can only dream about.

Each week features a special guest from the world of motoring offering up their own first hand insight into the tests, the races, the crashes and most of all the motors themselves.

And there’s good news if you’re a fan of all things automobile on telly, because the lovely guys at the Discovery channel (following the show’s move from Channel 5) have been good enough to give us an advance preview of the next episode of the show.

In the first scene, we see Vicki getting to grips with an armoured car, as she visits German manufacturer Stoof to learn how to make a vehicle bomb and bullet proof. She then takes to the Autobahn to learn how you go about handling a car that’s carrying a ton of ballistic steel.

Next up it’s Jonny’s turn to take to the, er, frozen lake, as he test drives an Audi A1 Quattro in Sweden with rally legend Stig Blomquist.

Jason and Tiff then hit the track, racing two of the best 500bhp convertibles against each other to find out which is the supercabrio champion.

Episode 2 of Fifth Gear is on the Discovery Channel on Monday 10 September at 8pm.