The sad reality of the auto industry is that some vehicles don’t have long lifespans. This is always a sad time of year when we begin to realize some of our favorite models will not get refreshed for the new year. Of course, automakers and industry analysts have been hinting that some of these wouldn’t see a new edition, but now the reality is sinking in.
The battle for the best sports sedan has never been much of a battle. More of a mild scuff, really, with winner always being the BMW M3. There’s just been nothing better over the years. Lexus hasn’t beat it. Jaguar tried once and failed. It will try again, but first needs to dust itself off from the beating the X-Type received. Audi has come close with the S4, but never threw the knockout punch.
Not many other automakers have even tried to dethrone the great M3. The few that have — Acura, Infiniti, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz — not a single one has produced an M3-killer. Or even a 3 Series-killer.
But the landscape could be changing, as at least three competitors have learned what it takes to compete with the Ultimate Driving Machine.
As if Friday wasn’t already the best day of the week, we want to make it even better. And around here, the only way to do that is to take a few moments to revel in the sweet goodness of fast cars.
Follow the jump and enter a world of racing a Lexus LFA, ride along as a hypercar takes a few hot laps, see an exotic beauty go topless and sneak a peek into the world of 2020 driving.
It’s good stuff! Happy viewing and happy Friday!