Question for the day: How Much Horsepower Is Enough?

1w ago


We are living in an age of monsters. 800 horses are available through your dealer. Hell, it wasn't long ago 1000 horsepower was seen as the big one to crack, and now you can order it through a dealer if you really, really, want it.

My current car has 225 horsepower through the back wheels, and it's a blast to drive. Through experience, I know I start to get very conscious indeed about what's under the hood with any more than 400 going to the road with around the same in torques. And before the commenters start, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy more than that or that I want to start capping horsepower or any of that kind of dumb thinking.

My sweet spot for a car I drive every day and want to enjoy is around the 350 mark. But I know we're all going to have our personal preferences, plus people out there are buying these hairy monsters. So, tell me what feels about right for you?

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