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Can You Ever Have Too Much Horsepower?

Depends on whom you ask.

In case you haven’t noticed, and we’re not really sure how you couldn’t, horsepower figures are going up and up in not only supercars, but in regular sports cars as well. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing, but it makes you wonder how far things are going to go. Point being, when is there too much horsepower? Is there even such a thing? Let’s use this restomod 1965 Chevy Malibu SS as an example. Its owner has fitted it with several GM components, such as an LS1 V8 and distributor, but it has a Viper-sourced six-speed manual for tall gearing.

All told, this gorgeous Malibu SS produces a total of 515-520 hp and weighs around 3,200 lbs. However, this thing doesn’t need more power; it’s just fine as is. Why’s that? /Drive’s Mike Musto gets behind the wheel for a spin and describes it as this: a '65 BMW M3 by Chevy.

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