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I own three fast cars. All stock. No mods, yet.

In order of straight line quickness: (1) 2021 Porsche 992S (911S); (2) 2016 BMW M4 and (3) 2022 dual motor Polestar 2. HP rating for the three are: 992S 443HP; M4 425HP; P2 408HP. The weight to HP ratio would favor Porsche then BMW then the P2.

The 992S does 0-60mph in 3.2sec, repeatedly. The M4 is 4.1-4.2 sec and the Polestar P2 4.2-4.5 (I assume it depends on how warm/prepared the battery is…and the 2022 P2 does not have launch control, as do the Porsche and BMW.

The take away: the P2 is as fast, or nearly as fast, as my M4. The Porsche is at a different level, and that is especially true on windy roads. So, the P2 will out accelerate the vast majority of vehicles on the road. I particularly enjoy leaving big ass trucks/SUVs, that like to tail-gate EV’s, as a distant speck in my rear view mirror when I decide to burns some electrons.

Final note: Both the Porsche and BMW are rear wheel drive (only) cars. As such, making any power bumps/mods on these cars really won;t do much good off the line. Top end, or mid-range, yes, it would help. On the other hand, the P2 puts power down to all 4 wheels, so I expect with Polestar’s performance power bump (when it becomes available in the US), will be able to handle the added power without loosing grip at the start, and will reduce 60 times about 0.2 sec, making it faster than my 2016 BMW M4.
 

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I find this to be the most salient point. The car is very fast as it is. And if speed is your only thrill, then no matter what the performance bump is, you'll never be satisfied.

That’s true of a lot of things in life.

That said, for some of us, just knowing that there are few things on the road that are faster than you…even if you don’t have to prove it….brings a smile on our faces.
 

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The faster your car is, the less you have to prove it 😉

You don't see guys in Ferraris dragging at stop lights 😂
Well, the last time I actually saw a Ferrari on the road was maybe a year ago. Most cars like that are what we call “garage queens”.

FYI - the only time I see “super cars” is on the track. Mostly Lambo’s.

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But your point is well taken. I don’t go looking for action when in my Porsche…but sometimes, action comes looking for me.
 

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Here in the bourgeois DC suburbs I drive through everyday where 20,000 square foot mansions are the norm I see Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Ford GTs and stuff like that almost everyday.

I live in the greater DC area. Annapolis. I bought my P2 from the Rockville space (now DC), so fairly familiar with the demographics for the metro area. I can’t speak for NoVa, but never saw a Ferrari in DC. Ever. And my work took me into DC on a regular basis. Where i might expect to see Ferrari’s driven are places like Miami/Fla, LA/Ca or Vegas.

According to the Ferrari Club of America, there are approximately 37,400 (total/all vintages) Ferrari’s registered in the US. And suspect the majority of those, are collector cars, that are driven a few times a year to keep things Lubricated. That’s a paltry number spread out over a country as wealthy and as big as the US…so, if you are seeing ”Ferrari’s every day”, and it ain;t Miami, LA or Vegas…then suggest you’re seeing the same handful over and over. 😎
 

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20854 is one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country thanks to Ronald Regan who reduced the "sized" of government while exploding the "cost" of government by creating a massive contractor community. That and all the diplomats. Those are usually the really gross mansions.
Hailing (originally) from California, when I owned my company, I lived in Potomac, Md (one of the richest counties in the metro area…including NoVa). I remember some of my associates at work, who also lived in Potomac/Bethesda, use to “brag” about how expensive the housing was. So, one Christmas, while visiting my parents back in Coronado, Ca (if you are familiar), I got a copy of the local newspaper, that listed houses for sale, This was in the early 90’s. The cheapest house in Coronado, at that time, was about $900K…and that was for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath rancher built in the 50’s. Garbage. It’s not the house that’s valuables, but the land. Look at the top 10 most expensive cities to live in….all are in California. All Of them. Not a single mention of the DC or NoVa area. The greater Dc area is affluent, but NOT uber rich. During the last few recesssions I finally realized the housing advantage of the DC area was - The Federal Government doesn’t, or rarely ever has layoffs. Guaranteed income for life. That’s reality. So, when unemployment jumps to 10% in some cities/states….not in the DC area, where the Federal Government is the biggest employer, directly or indirectly. The DC area is, essentially, recessions proof. That;’s what we have, that other areas don;t have.
 

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The Pineapple Express (weather system, not marijuana strain nor movie named after it) has been making us miserable with some decidedly British weather.

And the car's been great in response. Drives incredibly stably. Preconditioning from the app has been working snappily. The seat/steering wheel heating is really nice when it's cold and wet.
And the automatic wipers have worked great and can be modulated via a stalk - unlike a particular competitor's system.

Don’t let the naysayers and whiners hear this. 😎
 

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Allways OPD in standard mode. In winter I'm on studded tires. OPD gives a fantastic control of the car under these circumstances and since I'm used to it, it feels safer than without.

Interesting. Some have suggested that in snow, best to turn off OPD. But I will defer to those who live in snowy climates. Thx.
 
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