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Old 11-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by Scuby04STi View Post
I have NEVER seen a law saying "no street car may have 400+whp"
Originally Posted by Mr Wrex View Post
He's saying that there's nowhere you can actually use all that power whilst safely adhering to speed limits
Thank you. You can have all the horsepower you want. There's no law saying I can't drive a 600HP blown street rod around on public roads, provided it passes inspection.

However, I cannot drive (legally) above the speed limit, nor can I (legally) accelerate in a brisk manner consistent with a 600HP car from a dead stop up to the speed limit. So, anything over the HP number required to drive the speed limit, or accelerate without drawing the ire of law enforcement, is a waste of HP, and a waste of money building a car to that level.

Hence, my statement. Nobody "needs" 400HP on a daily driver. (You can also do without the reliability issues and fuel costs, too.)
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