Originally Posted by The CSL
Does anyone else feel adding more and more horsepower is just a lazy way of doing things?
I think manufacturers just choose the most cost efficient way of doing things. Under today's regulations, that happens to mean that its easier to increase power than it is to decrease weight in most cases. Now if CAFE suddenly shot up to say 30mpg, you might see weight reduction become a lot more popular. Of course, you'd probably also see a lot of cars get a lot slower too.