Originally Posted by Goat Rodeo
... the E9X was developed during a time of significant fiscal and economic prosperity. The mood during development during the successor is undoubtedly different. Some of the well-funded flourishes reminiscent of the deep pockets of that time, such as creating a 10mpg 8400rpm revving V10 for a single run of cars -- we will probably never see again.
This, to me, seems so accurate.
But on the last statement, I'm not quite as pessimistic. I think there will be, eventually, enough renegade buyers out there to tempt a car manufacturer into doing it.