Originally Posted by ed_7702
The Evos' had 276hp since the Evo4, and skylines the same thing since like the 1990 and they never changed the horsepower...that sucks. If they didn't have that law, Japan would have been building more powerful cars...altough horsepower is not everything
Back in the 80s, Japan's government didn't want a horsepower war that was going on in america. They passed something where the hp had to be 276 or less. It was either that or the manufacturers didn't want a HP war. So they just rated their max horsepower at a different RPM. Hence, you pass the law, and the manufacturer doesn't break any law, and there is no HP war. Skylines have around 320 horsepower, and supras around 320. Honda recently broke this gentleman's agreement with their accord, and launched a factory claimed 310 horsepower car. Expect a horsepower war in japan soon.
In GT4, the designers placed the factory claimed horsepower in the stats, but the real horspower stat is available in the replay and in your garage.
The evo 8 actually has 276 HP, I believe.
End of story, japanese cars have more power than what is claimed.