A season or a few ago, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson sought out what he termed a "great American car." One of the contenders to the throne was the high-po but not-quite-Shelby Roush Ford Mustang. To verify how worthwhile the modified 'stang truly was, Jezza dropped Danny McKeever into the FoMoCo driver's seat. And in the other corner — a plastic toaster from Norfolk piloted by the Stig — that's right, it's the Lotus Exige S. So who wins in the battle of the "mosquito" versus the "'merican eagle?"

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