Video: Tiff Terrifies Jason in a Porsche 997 Turbo!

It takes something special to rattle the cage of BTCC champion Jason Plato, but if there’s one man with the ability to do so, it’s ‘ol Tiff Needell. Tiff’s driven every quick piece of racing machinery under the sun, but perhaps he’s best known by his uncanny ability to throw anything into a long, lurid slide. Plus, he’s well-aware of Fifth Gear co-presenter Plato’s nerves and how to manipulate them.

In that category is the Porsche 911 Turbo, which Tiffy boy uses to get under the skin of Plato, who’s seen his fair share of accidents and isn’t fazed by much. It should be mentioned now that Tiff and Jason have something of a heated rivalry, and like two competitive schoolboys, do everything in their power to have the last laugh. In this case, Tiff tries smoking all four tires in a convertible Porsche at triple-digit speeds to give Plato a few more gray hairs. It works.

Tiff and Jason are probably wondering if they’re making the right life decisions about now.

Needless to say, Tiff’s car control is impeccable but not enough to keep the Porsche on the circuit; a few agricultural excursions are just part of getting the cocky Plato to throw up the white flag. It’s a matter of pride between these two born racers, who manage to retain something inexplicably youthful and exuberant in their driving styles. Some say motor racing keeps people young. Well, their hair might not reflect that sentiment, but perhaps they meant young at heart.

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Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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