Ahhhh, my first new “blogging” on my new non-self-hosted blog because WordPress plugins are often too vulnerable…

So… Common cars (like the upcoming 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger) are getting too fast. It’s unreasonable to have common cars running the 1/4 mile in 11.2 seconds out of the showroom and even 10.8 when using drag radial tires. This type of speed/power has, in the past, been made available to cars that cost more than the average Joe can afford to purchase. These cars cost $60,000. That’s about $10,000 more than a Buick LaCrosse. And they’ll be much cheaper on the used market in a few years.

I love fast cars. But there HAS to be a limit. Don’t you think other sedans are going to top 707 horsepower now? Where does it end? 1000 horsepower? 20 years ago we were crazy happy when LS1 Camaro SS’s did 12.9 seconds in the 1/4 mile. That was fast.

With all these fast cars on the road now – trouble is bound to happen. Something drastic. I can feel it coming. Perhaps 100% automated vehicles. I don’t know. But SOMETHING is going to happen. Maybe jail time for doing 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

All I know for sure is – at one point or another – cars are going to stop getting faster. You’re going to buy your brand new Camaro or Mustang and it’s going to be slower than the previous version. And the one after that, even slower. And you’re going to have no choice but to either buy the new car or deal with your old jalopy. And eventually – hopefully before cars simply drive themselves – we’ll be happy to be faster than the next guy who’s new performance car “only” does a 13.0 in the 1/4 mile…

Cars are going to need to get slow again…
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