Many times wealth is correlated with success, while some studies have found that ...
Many times wealth is correlated with success, while some studies have found that money does make you happy to the extent (just enough to buy what you need, more money does nothing), there’s the heavily used stereotype about rich people being unhappy.
Maybe having too much money makes you overlook a small pleasant things in life? Perhaps, and the same analogy can be made for hp. Like greedy capitalists, we never complain when more ponies are shoved under a hood.
But does all that hp and the speed it produces make us miss out on some of tasteful niceties of the driving experience?
Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman of Motor Trend think so, to get back to basics, they have brought to bargain sports car stars onto their show for the little friendly competition.
A stock Toyota 86 would never be mistaken for having too much power, with the modest monk-like sum of 205 ponies in the manual. Opt for the automatic and you are docked five whole horsepower, the lot relative to the small sum of available funds.
On the other hand, the Mazda MX-5 RF is the newer prettier version of the MX-5, the king of small, cheap, not very powerful sports cars. But which one is the better of the two?
Both vehicles are nearly identical, so that proves to be hard to test. And what about that theory on too much hp, say around 707 stampeding ponies of it? Well, the result we see here is dependent on the driver, but the ten second gulf is still pretty steep.
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