Merging the Land Rover with a a sleek 1980’s Mercedes SL, the result was spectacular, but probably blasphemous to fans of the classic convertible. As Clarkson describes it, ‘The Excellent’ is derived from “the internal organs from a Land Rover discovery mated to the beautiful skin of a glamorous Mercedes SL.” In all honesty, this segment looked like it could have come out of old Top Gear. It was undeniably entertaining and, unlike the misguided environmental challenge
, didn’t outstay its welcome. What it did lack, however, were some challenges.