World's Top 5 is the global search for the ultimate giants of engineering genius. Discovery Channel puts the greatest mechanical marvels under the spotlight and pits them against each other to establish the best of the best.
In each episode of the World's Top 5, a specific engineering genre will be tested, analysed and rated in five key categories to eventually reveal the overall winner.
Along the way, with the help of top engineering talent, viewers are invited to take a look under the bonnet and behind the scenes at the sheer engineering brilliance powering each mechanical marvel.
Find out what drives the global giants of engineering to be the biggest and the best on the six-part series, which explores the ground-breaking technology behind the world's mightiest planes, trains, earthmovers, ships, cars and factories.
Explore how these mechanical titans measure up to the rest of the competition and what their secrets of success are. How does the world's most manoeuvrable jet fighter stay in the air and how can a train without wheels reach world-beating speeds? How does the world's biggest earthmover move? Which is the world's ultimate super ship? What powers the world's fastest car and what defines an exceptional mega-factory?
Each of the World's Top 5 marvels is a winner in its own right. But which is the ultimate world-beater? Go around the world in search of mankind's greatest engineering achievements in its six episodes.
World's Top 5 premieres Wed at 9pm and encores every Thurs at 7am and Sat at 3pm on Discovery Channel (TrueVisions 20).