In reply to # 3803146 by Jim Blackwood But is 200hp really enough?
HAAAAAAA! Jim has that TOP GUN fever. “I feel the need, the need for speed” And his car has it too.
After being on both sides of the HP fence my whole life, the extra power was always exciting, but ate up tires and broke parts a lot more. Adequate power can be fun too. One of the most fun cars I ever built was a 96 Miata and after installing a Flyin Miata turbo kit, boost at 8lbs pushing the HP to around 200, that car felt like a go cart with a radio, very fun to drive and could get out of its own way.
I think 200 hp can be a good baseline, then go up from there, if need be. It’s just a money thing.