* Sorry, don't think the thread title is great. ... How about .... Can V6, V8 overpowered SUV / trucks fit among Prius, cars of the future? * Yesterday pulled onto a ramp I didn't know, sharp right, then steep climb up Edgewood Rd ramp to 280N (fairly near San Mateo,CA) and the freeway is a climb too! Jeep Grand Cherokee behind. Hey, I was doing alright getting up to speed, but he wanted to put the 230 HP V-6 into action. I could see him behind, head in hand, acting like he's all bored behind the slow Prius. HSI was buried through PWR zone ... was in normal mode. Guess this guy was late for a plane, geez. Some Americans sure do like acceleration, 200 something HP V6 or 300 something V8 for towing. That's another thing, some naysayers don't like Pri because it can't tow. I'll bet half the cars on the market have 200 HP or more, many 300 HP. Next time ought to turn on PWR mode and let it rip some more. Anyone else had this happen? Have the bored driver in rear view mirror in SUV? --------- fyi, Americans invented drag racing. Yes we did. Bunch of soldiers came back from WWII, built hot rods and raced them around the streets. Then came the National Hot Rod Association.