I, too, agree that we are in an era of transition. As Americans in a LARGE country, our range needs are far greater than most of the industrialized world. If I was a daily commuter and drove 50-100miles/day, no doubt I would already own at least a hybrid or electric car. Commuters miss out on fun driving due to the traffic they are ensnared with throughout the ride. For those of us fortunate enough to have smooth sailing commutes, my 11 mile trip has a killer on and off ramp as well as a mile long power accel hill to play on if I choose, the only place a Tesla would be fun is the uphill blast, but that heavy load of batteries, while highly capable, is just not fun to throw into the twisties. Some of the most boring days I have spent at a track are in overweight, big HP cars like the Hellcat or AMG s and the like. They can do it well, but its just not as much fun. This is why the weight factor continues to be my #1 deterrent at present. Let's see what happens by 2025. The improvements every year are pretty remarkable and far more intriguing than all this autonomous BS.
To pipe back in on the original topic of CATS, anyone pulling the cats on their street car, to be fair, except us Evora driver's with primary cats and only removing the 3rd cat which seems to do little (isn't even monitored) except overheat the engine bay, there is nothing to gain from it. 1-2 HP??? I agree with the op on this one. We do a pretty comprehensive emissions check in CT under load...and we pass with flying colors.
16 Maserati GranTurismo Sport Ext Campio /Grigio Chronos w/full MC Carbon Fiber interior trim, Stock for now
18 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Visconti Verde/Brown Leather Remus Catback,Eurocompulsion Phase 2 V2 intake, 390HP/443ft-lb Tq!
16 Range Rover Sport HSE, Montalcino Red w/Ivory Leather-[/COLOR]- 456HP/412ft-lb Tq
12 Maxda MX-5 Miata GT PRHT True Red/Black leather
11 Lotus Evora "S" Persian Blue, Grey/Black Suedetex/Leather
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