Chris Takes the Infiniti Q50 for a Spin
It finally happened. This was the week we got to take the Infiniti Q50 out for a spin. I've got to tell you, it didn't just live up to my expectations, it surpassed them. If you haven't experienced 400 horsepower before, you need to give this car a test drive. It will totally change the way you think.
Of course, it's a good time to change the way you think, because football season is finally here and Chris already has one big early regret.
He looked at the Jets' offseason; signing Le'Veon Bell, CJ Mosley and Jamison Crowder and thought this was a team ready to take a big step forward in Sam Darnold's second year. He was wrong. So far, anyway.
The Jets have come sputtering out of the gate this season. Yes, perhaps in large part because of injuries, but nonetheless it's an 0-3 start for Gang Green in Adam Gase's first season on the sidelines at MetLife Stadium.
Speaking of changing the way we think, how about the big changes for the other tenants of the Meadowlands? After serving as the starting quarterback and face of the Giants franchise since 2004, Eli Manning is now the backup to sixth overall pick Daniel Jones. Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur, with the approval of owner John Mara, I;m sure, made the change from Greatest Quarterback in Franchise History to Rookie two weeks and two losses into the season. Jones' debut, in many regards, was a smashing success. He threw for 336 yards, two touchdowns and ran for two as well including the game-winner in a fourth quarter comeback over the Bucs.
Meanwhile, the Yankees have found stability in their starting rotation in the last month. James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka and now a healthy Luis Severino have New York set up for a postseason run with still one of, if not the most, formidable bullpens in baseball. Oh, and the ball continues to fly off the Yankees' bats. There will be no shortcuts to the World Series, however. Facing any combination of the Astros, Twins, Athletics, Indians or Rays won't make for an easy trip through October. That said, the expectations in the Bronx remain the same for deserving AL Manager of the Year Aaron Boone: win the 28th World Series title in franchise history.
One thing's for sure, after the ride we just took, it's clear the Infiniti Q50 is a lot better than "good enough." Lia Infiniti GM Steve Coons let us take this car directly off the showroom floor and onto the Capital Region roads and I have to tell you I might be a little obsessed. I'm thinking of going back for a second drive with this one. Yes, it really is that fun to drive.