Lately, I'd noticed high end late model cars/manufactures advertise their cars and products based on hp.
Honestly,when was the last time you used or needed the extra hp for an "extended" (more than 10 Seconds) period of time, except for towing? This may even apply for some "heavy foot" drivers out there.
By now, you may be asking yourself, where is this guy going with this...well, next year I may be looking for a "new" vehicle. My current vehicle has plenty of power, for my needs. I do not see the need for 8 cylinders. I may even consider a 4 cylinder vehicle. Keep in mind, this would be my daily driver.
What do you think?