Best sports car for 80 year old driver?

I recently bought my 80 year old petrolhead father a Ford Focus RS. In fact my idea was to let him drive it for a few weeks, that was on 3 September and I've not had it back since!

He is now emailing with tales of his test drive of a BMW 140i and is making noises about how much more of a GT it is compared with the out and out sports car that is the RS. I am happy to change the focus for the M140i, but is this a good idea?

The stability of the Focus is a good thing, but the manual 'box may be less comfortable for him to use moving forward. Would welcome your input?

Asked on 8 November 2016 by Huw Chance

Answered by Honest John
The 140i replaces the 335i and is half a step down from an M2. More rear-endy than an M2 because, despite the tyre burning pictures, the M2 is extremely well stuck at the back. That makes the 140i less safe than a Focus RS. But, having got hold of an RS you can probably show a £5k - £10k profit by selling it to someone who doesn't want to wait a year for one. M2 test here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/bmw/bmw-m2-2016-ro.../
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