Other than the SS and the M5/M6 (in the U.S.) are there any other new cars that can be had in this combination? Rumors are that the next M5 will not be offered with a manual, and that the SS is not long for this world... It will be a sad day when no more cars that checks all these boxes are being built.

“People may not buy cars like this anymore, but they still seep into your soul. Drive one, and you’ll know a fast sedan from a sedan that is fast. It’s the difference between a manifest purpose and a latent function. And when the mountain road is foggy, out for blood, it’s the difference between a snake charmer and a mouse.”

I really enjoyed this article: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-c…

Short review of a manual M6 Gran “Coupe”: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/aut…