If you thought that women couldn’t hack it as test drivers for high-performance cars, you obviously haven’t met Vickie Butler-Henderson. One of the hosts of Fifth Gear is highly accomplished sitting behind the wheel of a sports car, having gotten her feet wet racing karts as a young damsel before moving on as an instructor at Silverstone and occupying her current gig as one of the foremost automotive journalists on the planet.

Suffice to say, her standards are very high and it takes a really good sports car to get her stamp of approval. Fortunately, the 2011 BMW M3 GTS is just that kind of car.

In this video, Ms. Butler-Henderson takes the M3 GTS for a spin around a wet race track. Putting her unquestioned talents to good use, the host of Fifth Gear shakes down the M3 GTS the only way she knows how.

At the end of all the hooning and spraying water, Ms. Butler-Henderson only had good praise for the car, describing it as one "amazing car".

If you get two thumbs up from an esteemed auto journalist like Vickie Butler-Henderson, then you must have done something really, really good.


Source: Fifth Gear

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (539) posted on 04.20.2011

Well, I think Vicki is one of the edges that Fifth Gear has against Top Gear. Maybe the boys back at TP would consider hiring their own feisty lady driver.

  (776) posted on 04.18.2011

oh yeah! There you go baby!She seems enjoying driving on M3! Well,i find it so sexy when a woman driving a sports car! Two thumbs up girl!

  (506) posted on 04.18.2011

Yeah, I would agree with you on this one, she really makes the test drives rather exciting. In fact, that’s the biggest reason why Vickie is my favorite host among the three.

  (210) posted on 04.18.2011

I do believe that this car has amazing performance and I bet driving this one would be enjoyable and i already prove it. I can see from this auto journalist the passion she has about what she do and it makes me proud of her!

  (599) posted on 04.18.2011

One thing that makes Vickie really enjoyable in Fifth Gear is that she is rather aggressive when in these driving tests. This one makes here very exciting to watch.

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