I see more and more cars and articles about cars being built with what I believe to be excessive (I'm trying to be nice.) amounts of HP these days. In the 80's, very few cars put out over 250 HP but today's technology has 800 HP cars rolling off the showroom floor and people are still "souping them up" for more! These engine builds are often featured in hot rod and old car builds by OT magazines. Really!? I know what i just described is OT but there are BB's and Hemis, with blowers etc. That have been used on hot rods and street cars since I was a kid....and I'm 65. I used to race on the track but as I've gotten older, and hopefully wiser, I don't drive at excessive speeds on the road any more and I'm not drag racing. I like to drive my cars on the road, tune them to get around 18 mpg and still have enough HP to pass quickly or accelerate briskly. Mine are all in the 250-350 range and I find that adequate. Help me understand the seemingly unlimited appetite for more HP. So, here is my question. How much HP is enough for you and your ride?