Be careful what you ask for in regards to a horsepower war.
If it gets nasty, the government or the insurance companies will shut it down.
I am going to have to say, I don't think so.You beat me to it, someone will rain on that parade.
Unfortunately there will be some nasty wrecks from people trying to prove how manly they are while on the street and it will be just a brief memory.
Go to the article and take the poll at the end.
Should Ford and Chevy Build Hellcat Competitors? [Poll] - Boldride.com
Sounds like to me that you gave enough reasons to NOT vote "don't care".well I like seeing the tech improvements in adding HP but I voted for the "don't care" option. got no skin in the game as far as HP wars are concerned. they are valuable only in that they keep folks employed and add some folks disposable income sales to the economy. beyond that it only feeds the bragging right needs of a few 1%'ers.
The way I see it, it evens out for the insurance companies.I have to admit I have been surprised at the seeming indifference of the insurance companies to all of this. In the early-mid 70's insurance on my Roadrunner was all but prohibitive. I was essentially working to support a car.
The insurance industry came on line early and really helped kill the all of it along with the gas crunch.
I'm of the opinion that we will see a good number of Hellcats about. I know of numerous people who are ordering them......and these are not all current Challenger owners. One friend is selling/trading their Ram truck and they've already ordered a sublime Hellcat. I think theres going to be a higher volume of hellcats sold than you think. I expect to see a good number of them especially as we get through 2015-2016.I am going to have to say, I don't think so.
Even in the low $60K, the Hellcat is out of the young adult price range. The new GT500 is only about 40hp lower and you don't hear about those getting balled up all the time. Of course a few get wrecked, but there are thousands of low horsepower cars crashed every year. The 392 Challenger is plenty fast to get into trouble if you want and they are doing fine.
Even though Dodge is going to build all that are ordered, this will not be a high volume car. You will be lucky to see one of these cars in the wild.
The only thing that will stop these new high horsepower cars is fuel economy.
Or meddling Democrats. .,