When did this become part of the discussion?
If you're going to use airplane engines as what you believe to be a "valid" argument against the latest automotive engine technology as "marketing", then you are by nature talking about those technologies...Its actually a far more direct comparison than was bringing airplane engines up in the first place.
I hear the Nascar engines are around 30k or more.
...And that cost is little more than the cost of a new standard production
4cyl 360ci 180hp lycoming, which ultimately is the very reason that a comparison between cars and airplanes is pointless. They are two totally and completely different uses, that have totally and completely different operating requirements.
My point is that this fancy tech on the VW motor is producing a car so expensive - you could own a simpler street car and a modest track car and they would both be better at their job then the VW. Probably by a healthy margin. I think that's where the marketing comes in. The job of that car is not to get you from place to place or even tow a race car. It's to impress other people.
It's really not that expensive. In fact it costs less
than the samt trim level TDI Diesel equipped Golf...It appears by this argument that we should all be driving Chevy Aveo's, or whatever the absolute cheapest, ugliest, most poorly equipped, POS we can buy is, lest we have all fallen into the "marketing" trap.
OK, so you edited your post.
Yeah, I'm a ninja like that.