My current car is a 97 Honda Civic, bottom of the engine range, an 84bhp 4 cylinder lump under the bonnet. It can happily keep up with traffic in town, on the main roads and can (noisily) keep up with motorway speeds which equates to 70mph here in the UK. Aside from this, I’ve driven my Dad’s two Volvos which had the two smallest petrol engines available (2.3l and 2.0l) which made them sluggish to say the least and his turbo diesel Saab which is what I would consider above adequate, easily cruising at motorway speeds and thrashing hot hatches at the lights.
But none of this is what I would conside overpowered. A car that will happily spin its wheels in any gear, will travel at a 100mph without the revs through the bonnet of the car, can get to 60mph in under 8 seconds, any or all of these make a car overpowered (IMHO ) Has anyone indulged themselves so with such a car?