While there's something to be said for the Trans-European Veyron-vs.-Cessna race, and the Merak/Urraco/308 GT4 challenge is certainly a classic, our all-time favorite Top Gear competition is the "1,500-Pound Coupe That Isn't a Porsche" bit. Hammond in a BMW 635, May in an XJS, and Clarkson, brilliant bugger that he is, chose a Mitsubishi Starion. And now, via the glory of YouTube, we present it to you. What makes it so great? The trio are at the top of their game with the one-liners, the challenges are inventive, and the grass-track race at the end is simply epic.

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