It seems like the trend lately is toward straight-line speed as curb weights go up. Relatively little mention was given to how this car handles; the focus was on acceleration and brakes.

Look, I like being pinned in my seat as much as the next guy, but where am I gonna use that 3.8 second party trick on my daily commute? I can rip my Miata through 4 gears before I’m doing antisocial speeds and I can go full throttle out of corners without anyone noticing. Gimme a good looking sedan/hatch that’s slow (by modern standards) but engaging (and not $100k).

Gimme this, but with Carplay:

inb4 ok boomer