When will the horsepower craze end?

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by bugatti442, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. it'll end when people don't want to go fast
     
  2. But it IS a problem when high school kids with a fresh license are getting SRT-4s and trying to impress friends. There should be a minimum age limit on such products.
     
  3. at least it would have modern brakes
    not all kids are stupid behind the wheel, I was, but I learned when I got caught
    I was confusing speed with power, but I only had 4 valve 4 banger, so I couldn't get into much trouble
     
  4. Hopefully ethanol takes over...then it wouldnt have to end.
     
  5. I'd run so much compression <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
    if they didn't "water it down" <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  6. Modern brakes mean shit if the moron tailgates. I've seen enough rear-enders to confirm that. I have to drive watching my front AND back all the time.
     
  7. Yes, I can't picture a 4v 4 cylinder to be all that fast. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  8. Depends on who he is talking to.

    When addressing a motorsports crowd he promises a 1000hp car in every garage.

    When addressing a eco-wussy group he promises all cars will be banned.
     
  9. A good example of the multiple personalities of Kerry.
     
  10. too late bush is the president and arnold is the governor of the richest state in the world.
     
  11. I have a slightly modded Srt-4 and my gas mileage is actually better then it was stock. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> I get around 26-28mpg now.

    Oh yes. I havent heard of anyone rear-ending or crashing their Srt around me yet. *crosses fingers*
     
  12. 19 mpg in a 93 Corvette with a LT1 isn't bad. Considering the LS1 or 6 gets 19 mpg in city and is 350 and 400 HP respectively also isn't bad. Other car companies for some reason haven't been able to copy this equation. Call me a fanboy, but it's the damn truth. Most HO V6's don't get that kinda mileage.

    The C6 is listed as 20 mpg city and like 29 or something highway. NOT 11 retard. It is obvious that companies CAN build fuel efficient high performance cars, the question is will they. DOD (displacement on demand) debuts in some of GM's lineup this (or next?) year and fuel efficiency will begin to rise if it is a success.

    The few of us that do own gas sucking sports cars (those with small displacement engines are included because they suck just as much gas) don't even come close to the number with large SUV's and trucks that get even worse mileage.

    When you can get a 350 HP car for $20,000 new then you can start worrying about teenagers. It's the parent's responsibility to buy them or steer them into a reasonable first car, not the automobile industry. So let the HP war rage!! Quit whining you pussy.
     
  13. people come up with all kinds of lame excuses why they don't like power
     
  14. Today's parents in America managed to get the C6 ad taken off the air. Parents fight for all the wrong causes these days.

    The mpg for the C6 IS amazingly good, almost as good as an Altima 3.5 or Camry V6. I wonder why the LS1 GTO had such lousy gas mileage. It's getting the LS2 as well now.
     
  15. It weighed about 600Lbs more than the Corvette............
     
  16. drag, gear ratios, etc.
     
  17. Hey, it worked for Hitler!
     
  18. a good example of politics
     
  19. cause government can end this "horsepower craze"
     
  20. I challenge You To A Duel, The weapon Will be Shotgun, The Location, Anywhere!
     
  21. Shuttup U liberals, Go drive your Prius and eat Tofu, I rather Drive a Big Block on 103 octane and Eat STeaks for breakfast!
     
  22. I used to think it would have been nice to grow up in the 60s and be able to witness the birth of all the fantastic cars that cropped up back then, be able to see the incredible races between those cars in Trans Am, Le Mans, be right there in the middle of that horsepower war(though there are also plenty of reasons I am glad I didn't grow up then). Then I take a look around and realize that what is happening now is the exact same thing. Cars get wilder every year, automakers are finally getting some character back in the appearance of their vehicles, horsepower is on the rise. There are still amazing races between fantastic cars (especially in series such as SPEED World Challenge), and I can't help but think that 30 years from now, quite a few of the cars coming out now will incite the same fervor among the car collectors of the future as the ones that we now dote on.
    When will it end? I don't know, but I'm going to enjoy it while its here
     
  23. the epa ratings can say whatever they want. they are in no way an example of what a car would get during every day driving. which is why the 300C even with DOD only gets mid teens. and 11mpg is what they said they got during test drives with the vette.
     

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