• Jun 20, 2007


Tiff Needell has solidified his place in our minds as the be-all, end-all of motoring show presenters. Sure, Jezza's wit and rhythm is second-to-none, but it wouldn't surprise us to learn that his skills behind the wheel are more a product of clever post-production rather than outright talent. With Needell, his deft touch at the helm of everything from a Suzuki Swift to a BMW/Sauber F1 machine shows his racing roots. And when the time came to run the new GT3 RS through its paces, there is only one man that can make it look so easy.

In the video after the jump, Tiff pits a lime-green GT3 RS against the GT3 Clubsport to see what, if anything, Porsche left on the table. Enjoy!



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      • 7 Years Ago
      That must be the least nice car for everyday use...
      But, who cares?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now sorry I can understnad that you our brethern across the water may be a bit confused but Tiff Needell the end all of motor journalists...

      Well no....

      Now I've only actually seen Tiff race once... but going backwards around the last bend of Silverstone when he spun out the Lister Storm during a race wasnt entirely impressive....

      Then of course there was the time he almost got me killed....

      I now work for a well known British 4x4 company but used to work for a well known British sports car company now owned by a certain chinese mob known local forever as Kerching for the sound their tills make as they asset strip Longbridge (in fact back in 2004/2005 I nicked a lot of the company's next gen in car stereo plans from Autoblog and Engadget).

      Anyway

      We used to do a lot of ride and drives for customers... We would rent out the BTCC race tracks in the UK and invite dealers to bring prospects along, to drive the track in MG's and get a days instruction from a UK Racing school.

      So we are driving around a hot lap me and one of the Race School Instructors when he mentioned he was a test driver for Lister..

      I mentioned Tiff Needell as a race driver and.....

      He laughed so hard that he almost crashed the car!!!!!!!!

      That said he was ecentually and begrudgingly quite nice to MGR.

      In the UK the guy is seen as a little bit......bumbling!
        • 7 Years Ago
        A faster time could have been done if he was not drifting so much through the corner with the RS.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Um, it was "the be-all, end-all of motoring show presenters" darpania, not "the be-all, end-all of race car drivers". He could have been the worst racer of all time for all it matters, but he still tears it up like a beast on Fifth Gear which all that matters as the show would be utterly useless without him.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The RS is equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup rubber if I recall correctly. They're a sort of semi-slick, just enough grooves to keep them street legal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally, one of the green ones! Bitchin'.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That green against the grass looks amazing

        Autop0rn
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow! Real bad-a**, I must say! Btw, I thought slicks would be standard on the road-going RS too?
        • 7 Years Ago
        They haven't sold that shade of green since '74 (for real). It bums me out, sort of, reminding me of a lime green '74 911 I could have and should have bought about 12 yrs ago when I had the chance, for $7k. Damn.

        Great TV though