kabert: It's a high 11 sec car from the factory, mine has some slight modifications, so it's a bit faster. I don't pay much attention to 0-60 times because they're so traction dependent, but somewhere in the 4 second range sounds right. Just for reference, most "street" class cars on slicks (full chassis, independent rear suspension or stock rear end (for a non IRS car), windows, headlights, etc... that run in the 9s and 10s will exceed 60 mph before they finish the 60', giving them 0-60 times in the 1.5-1.8 second range. image, the enzo isn't even in the same class of car, the SLR would be a better comparison with the Enzo... Aaron: I wouldn't say that
I have a couple high hp cars that I've been able to use quite effectively on the freeway at least, it isn't too particularly difficult to go 150+ on a major highway, at least not at night. Before going back to b-school I was in the import performance business (owned a import/export company) and was heavily involved in drag and road course racing... 600+ rwhp is usable with the right tires and right suspension setup, and some people bring far more to the street. As for skill, yes it's quite easy to kill yourself with a high powered car, even one that's pretty stock like my 996T... A couple pictures of one of my toys... 93 Supra T66 Single Turbo (~700 rwhp)
I have a couple other street and race cars besides the three I've mentioned as well.