This question depends on the type of car enthusiast. I am a car enthusiast who is not interested in hybrids, but I do admire the advances in science and technology that these cars have. In other words I appreciate these cars. It is a fact that in the next fifty to one hundred years many cars will be dependent on the technologies of these hybrid models. I have to admit, there are not many engines that can replace the sound and popularity of the tradition American big block v8 engine. However, there are some electric/hybrid cars such as the ones produced by the Tesla Motor Company that have cars that compete in acceleration as traditional luxury and sport cars such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, etc. Even in traditional American motor companies such as Ford, they are using turbochargers and other lighter but strong materials to produce the more power and efficiency with less engine and therefore less fuel consumption. (For an example, look into the new 2015 mustang. Ford offers the car with an Eco-boost Turbo charged I-4 engine, a traditional v-6, and a 5.0 liter v8.) *Note the similarity between the 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder versions. The I-4 gets better fuel economy.