Here's what it's like to daily drive over 1000 horsepower
Hint: it's fun.
Somehow I've found myself in a very unique situation. I own two of my all time, top 10 dream cars: a 2005 Volvo V70R and a 2011 E90 BMW M3. The Volvo has 450 horsepower and the BMW has a staggering 625 horses.
Recently I took them both out on the road back to back to see what it's like to daily drive over 1000 combined horsepower.
The takeaway to this experiment is this: just because you have a ton of HP under your right foot, doesn't mean you need to use all of it all the time. But the real question is, which one do I like better?
Well, te BMW is the nicer car by a country mile. It's more luxurious, better maintained from previous owners, and has a better ride. It's also way faster. And by what I said in the video you'd think I'd pick the BMW every day. But I don't. That V70R has so much character, and unholy 5-cylinder sound, and just ticks every box.
If I ever hit the lotto and can buy a proper supercar instead of a sedan masquerading as one, we'll have this argument again. Until then, I'll just keep snapping necks with the VR's looks and noises.
The dadwagon reigns supreme.