Whenever I'm drooling over performance cars, that practical (but annoying) voice in my head whines, "But how much horsepower do you really need?" Well, it turns out I need much less than what any car on the market currently offers -- so long as I only want to go one foot per second. Relatively low-horsepower cars, like the Chevrolet Spark, are great for several reasons. They save on fuel costs and they work just fine for moving you (and your stuff) from point A to point B. But, when it's time to get from A to B quickly, it's more horsepower that gets the job done.
- Brauer, Karl. "Horsepower: Gross vs. Real-World." Edmunds.com. May 12, 2009. (Oct. 1, 2012) http://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/horsepower-gross-vs-real-world.html
- Chevrolet. "2013 Spark Models and Specs." (Oct. 1, 2012) http://www.chevrolet.com/spark-mini-car/features-specs/dimensions.html
- Drivesrt.com. "2013 SRT Viper Specifications." (Oct. 1, 2012) http://www.drivesrt.com/assets/reveal/docs/2013-srt-viper-spec-sheet.pdf
- Phillips, Drew. "Shelby Announces 2013 GT500 Super Snake with up to 850 Horsepower." Autoblog.com. Sept. 19, 2012. (Oct. 1, 2012) http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/19/shelby-announces-2013-gt500-super-snake-with-up-to-850-horsepowe/