The ‘90s M3 is regarded as the least favorable M3 of the bunch. Following in the footsteps of the E30 M3’s, one of the most iconic sports cars of all time, probably didn’t help the E36’s reputation. The E36 M3 is by no means a bad car, but when compared to what it was replacing, the driving emotion and feeling isn’t there.
5 cars that had very difficult shoes to fill
5. BMW E36 M3.
4. McLaren P1.
The McLaren F1 was a car bestowed upon the world from the Gods themselves. Not only had the car become a benchmark in the automotive world, it set the stage for what was to come in the future. When McLaren was brought back into the realm of mass-production supercars with their popular MP4-12C, it took them very little time to realize they needed a new flagship car to truly be a worthy competitor on the global stage. This flagship car was the P1.
3. Ford GT.
The Ford GT40 is an icon in the automotive world, with classic design, balls-out performance and endurance racing heritage. Somehow Ford successfully incorporated all of these traits when they designed a modern GT for 2005, maybe even more.
2. Porsche 928.
In the 1970s, Porsche feared that interest level and desire for 911s was dropping. To replace the old rear-engined car, they began developing the 928. As a successor to the 911, the 928 didn’t fair very well. It was more expensive, less reliable and less of a sports car. Porsche realized that it didn’t make sense to replace the 911 with the 928. That’s why they’ve kept building the 911 (for 52 years and counting), and the 928 got only 18 years of production.
1. Ford Police Interceptor Sedan.
The Crown Victoria is world-famous for being a car of all trades. Whether you need a reliable police patrol vehicle, taxi cab, you can count on a Crown Vic. After being discontinued in 2011, Ford had to come up with something that could replace the Crown Vic as the Swiss Army Knife of cars. This was their ‘Police Interceptor Sedan’.
The Police Interceptor Sedan is based off the sixth generation Ford Taurus and has indeed been able to hold its ground against its police interceptor competitors. Well, except from its big brother, the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor.
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