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      04-19-2016, 01:15 PM   #1
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Ideal Horsepower for Daily Driver

Whats your ideal HP for a daily driver? What are your standards? Lets assume the car weighs and "average" 3500lbs or so.


For Example: i own a 2000 Toyota Camry and i find myself flooring it to get on the freeway every time. Cars are going about 80mph and my 140hp camry is pretty weak. Passing people, merging, etc is a handfull with it as well. Im thinking around 250-300 (crank) is pretty ideal for a daily?

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      04-19-2016, 01:18 PM   #2
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Whats your ideal HP for a daily driver? What are your standards? Lets assume the car weighs and "average" 3500lbs or so.
at least 500 HORSEPOWERS
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@under 3300lbs...>600hp. That's pretty much the standard now. Anything less then you might as well drive a Prius.
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@under 3300lbs...>600hp. That's pretty much the standard now. Anything less then you might as well drive a Prius.
As a daily driver, LMAO? I guess yes if your daily drive means doing laps around the Nurburgring.
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Horsepower is overrated. I'd say anything that has a power level over 1 million should suffice
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At least 200 for a compact

At least 350 for a sedan.

At least 400 for an executive sedan

At least 400 for a SUV.
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Are we talking crank or wheel hp?

I'm now at ~350whp on Map3 and ~375whp on Map7, mustang dyno. I think this is "enough" for my M235i as DD.
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Are we talking crank or wheel hp?

I'm now at ~350whp on Map3 and ~375whp on Map7, mustang dyno. I think this is "enough" for my M235i as DD.
Also, european or north american?

Also, laden or unladen?
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Also, european or north american?

Also, laden or unladen?
bin laden ofcourse
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Also, european or north american?

Also, laden or unladen?
North American, laden with an adult male. +/- a hooker or two in the trunk.
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250-300hp. 350 or so for a 'track car'
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My Honda mower has 7.5hp. PLENTY of power.
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Like someone stated whp vs crank kinda big difference. For me 300 whp is definitely a hooligan mobile.
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350 to 400 for regular vehicle.

500+ for anything really interesting. If it doesn't almost kill you at least once a week, you aren't driving it hard enough.
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A minimum of 1,000 kW
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Seems like a lot of people here feel the need to compensate for something....
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Torque > HP when considering a DD
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Seems like a lot of people here feel the need to compensate for something....
As HP increases, penis size decreases. This is a proven scientific ratio.
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400hp at wheels.
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As HP increases, penis size decreases. This is a proven scientific ratio.
I ride a bike...



(With a trailer for my dick, since ... 0 horsepower.)
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