Narwal
Ok, the horsepower they are getting out of some of the flagship cars like the Demon, Viper, Corvette, etc are impressive, but do we have any indication that the engines will last as long as the "puny" 400 horse models?

I blows my mind how much power they can make now, but have they also made HUGE advances in component strength?

I know it is easy just to say we can only wait and see, but I think it is a valid question. I'd like to see some test and reports like when they run a car X hours at full thottle at the Ring.

Or are we going to end up like it used to be 20 years ago, where your engine was scrap after the warranty expired.
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cosmicfrog
If, and it's a BIG if, the owner can control the right foot, the huge output engines can last as long as the more mundane ones. The problem comes when the owner who takes it easy and only takes the power up occasionally lets someone else who THINKS they know what they're doing get behind the wheel. Like the video a few years ago where the owner of a brand new Mustang lets his 10 or 12 year old son behind the wheel. The kid promptly starts it in gear somehow and drives the brand new car through the garage and out the back wall.

A friend has his fathers tri-power Pontiac that dad bought new. The intent was to race it but it mostly sat with light street use. He talks about restoring it but probably will be like his dad and never get to it. It still runs and drives just fine. The tin worms are getting to it, but the riginal drivetrain is still intact. Even the priginal clutch plate.
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Narwal
Or course you are right. But I didn't really consider not driving it hard very much. If that is the case then why bother with the huge horsepower? I know from experience. I had a BMW M5 which was rated at 400 hp, but you could get 500 if you put it in sport mode. I did at the beginning but more often then not didn't bother to turn it on next time (it resets after you turn it off).  Never really noticed the "missing" 100 horses and this was my daily driver.

I was more interested in overall durability. In other words - how long were they built to last?  For example, NASCAR and F1 engines make amazing power. And while the distances of the races are not the same, the FI engine needs to go 5 races, while the NASCAR engine is rebuilt after every race.  Engineered durability.
So what it the prognosis for a the 740 HP Demon?
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jim815
Yep...I agree...
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jim815
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NEPAGoFast
One thing to consider, they have a factory warranty. 3y-36,000 bumper to bumper, 5y-100,000 drive-train, including the supercharger!
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NEPAGoFast
NEPAGoFast wrote:
One thing to consider, they have a factory warranty. 3y-36,000 bumper to bumper, 5y-100,000 drive-train, including the supercharger!
OOPS, 5y-60,000 I believe.
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