The other day I had an interesting conversation with my wife, who is rather “non-mechanically-minded”.

I mentioned to her that I had been watching the British car program “Top Gear”.  They were testing the latest fire-breathing Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and managed to get this 1200 hp monster up to slightly over 400 kph.

My wife thought for a moment, and asked “How many horsepower does your 2CV have?”.

“About 30”, I replied.

“And you can go 100 kph fairly easily, yes?”

“Um, yes”, said I.

“So if you just had four 2CV engines, you would be able to go 400 kph too.  Why did they need 1200 hp?”.

I love simple logic……

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