GarageBoy wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:42 am
It's like how car geeks complain that a new car is only 400hp
Spot on! Incredible these days you can buy a V6 with 300+hp. 10-15 years ago you'd have to have the biggest V8 out there to achieve that kind of power unless you have some kind of forced induction.
As I was into track racing with my Mitsubishi Evo for a few years, all the sudden these guys are showing up with their bone stock V6 Camaros with a bit of suspension, brake and tire upgrades and making solid times. Too make sure I'd stay ahead I went and got a turbo upgrade. Before I knew it, guys are showing up with stock V8's and putting out around 500hp on some models. That's when I realized I was playing a dangerous game with my wallet and decided it was time to get out...or buy a new car. I took pride in all the work I did, time and money spent and kept my 2.0 liter, turbo charged, awd car competitive. But it was time to get out.
The car market is certainly spoiled as we are with all these steels. Worst thing is, there's so many people out there with these 400-600hp cars...because they have the money, but most dont need that power and even more scary...they dont know how to handle it.