Updated: Sep 20, 2020

Hey, have you ever thought about where we have come from?? I mean regarding cars, from the first time, humans ever saw road cars to today where we are seeing that breaking 200 Mph barrier is a cakewalk for Supercars today. If you notice the pattern I am sure you might have some questions. The pattern i am talking about is the decreasing trend of performance, now don't get me wrong, this is the best era to be alive in and it's the best era for IC engine. But, the thing that worries me is the performance numbers we are breaking today have been broken before with a lot less effort and in more affordable ways. For example, a Jaguar XJ 220 which was made in 1992 had a top speed of about 217 Mph, yes that it's top speed and it was the fastest car in the world at that time a few days later Bugatti came up with the EB 110 SS and broke the top speed record by achieving a top speed of 218 Mph and became the fastest production car, record holder. 2 Decades later Lamborghini launched the Aventador and it has 700 Hp from a Naturally aspirated V12, and it barely manages to achieve 217 Mph, even though it has more power, more torque, it's still slower in terms of top speed, what's the reason? The McLaren F1 was able to achieve a top speed of 391 Kmph or 241 Mph in 1998 with just a modified rev limiter and it had no more than around 615 Horsepower!!! The reason behind this is Regulations, regulations regarding cars are becoming stricter and stricter which is making it hard for Manufacturers to make road cars that are record-breaking but still there are manufacturers like Bugatti that are challenging the Status Quo and are breaking records after records while keeping in close check with the regulations. We have also seen the rise of safety features, even though safety is very important, the equipment has a lot of weight which makes the car unnecessarily heavy, but then there are companies like Gordan Murray Automotive, that are making road supercars light just like the old school supercars, even though the T-50 may not be a record-breaking Supercar, it's still an engineering marvel in its own form. In this decade we are also going to be experiencing the death of the IC engine, car companies have started to hybridize their cars, the process of electrification of Supercars has already begun and it's only going to increase. Electric hypercars have already been made for example the Lotus evija and the Rimac concept 2. Companies like Ferrari which at one point claimed to never hybridize their cars are now making the SF 90 Stradale, and don't get me wrong, I love the fact that Ferrari is making hypercar performance and numbers affordable but at least they should stay true to what they say. Seeing the rise of electric cars, I am assuming that at the end of 2030, about 20-25% of cars in the world would be electrified, either fully or partially through hybridization. Also, don't assume that I am being negative about the future, cars like the Porsche Taycan and Tesla's have proved that Electric cars can be fun too. I am hoping the best for the future and I am certainly hoping that somehow humans find a way to reduce pollution generated from the cars so that we can have IC engines for a longer time. Thank you for giving this a read, I trust you liked this, if you did then share it with your friends and do consider subscribing to Motordrift Ciao

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