Clarkson in the Lexus LFA

It has a single-plate flappy-paddle gearbox. The changes are slow and savage. But each time it shifts cogs, it feels like Mr Muscle Man has walloped you in the back. With a sledgehammer. This gives drivers a sense that they really are in a racing car.

The body may look conventional, but there's genuine aero here. As I discovered at Willow Springs in California recently, the faster you go, the more grip you have.