I’m a classic muscle guy who loves big blocks and stroker motors and would never spend that kind of money on a modern car knowing what I could have had if I spent that money on a classic. However, it’s pretty impressive that some of these modern 4 cylinders are cranking out horsepower numbers in the 400-600 range on basically stock internals. Rally cross cars hit 0-60 in Just under 2 seconds with a 4 banger and I stood at the garage and watched them do engine swaps in the pits with the car on jack stands and two guys lifting and cramming the engine in by hand, No hoist, in the mere minutes they had between heats. While it’s not my thing, I have found respect for these little 4 bangers and what they’re capable of.
For reference, the fastest super/hypercars on the planet haven't broken the sub 2 second 0-60 feat yet. This includes the:
918 Spyder (I believe this one holds the record at 2.2 seconds [proven] )
etc etc etc