Originally Posted by SRT8BAIT
Hit a nerve? You can make any engine old or new 700hp you know that right.
I'm talking low revving lazy engines. If you're going to deny that's what our engines in America are then it might be worth doing some research.
Again, this is an opinion thread on what you personally would buy one or not. I stated at the prices quoted - no...
When you start approaching those numbers, I would personally go for a more refined vehicle.
You of course can spend 90k on a Jeep if you choose.
Hit a nerve? Not at all, just sharing my differing opinion of your premise. All friendly and fun...
You can make any engine produce 3,000hp too, at least for 1/4 mile.
Engines built like a Swiss watch are great, but in the end it's power output that moves the vehicle and I fail to see how having less power but more camshafts is better in and of itself. If a high redline mattered that much, why aren't we all driving Honda S2000's?
While I total get the psychological issue of paying $90 grand on a vehicle that looks almost like a $35K one, a "higher end" brand isn't automatically a better investment.
Just for comparison, a 2012 Cayenne Turbo would have cost you over $14,000 annually in depreciation, leaving you with a current value of 47% of MSRP. A 2012 SRT GC would have cost you $7,700 in annual depreciation and be worth 53% of MSRP, everything else being equal, mileage, condition, etc.
Is the Porsche in this example a better vehicle? Arguably. Worth twice as much? Not to me. I'll take the 707hp American (Mexican) V8 and meet you at the dragstrip.
P.S. As a Viper owner, you can see I don't give a rat's ass about redlines. It's low end torque that matters to me.