Horsepower will help out those trap speeds, but for getting there quicker...
Torque all the way. Also, something else worth mentioning, every 10 Lbs. of unsprung weight (rotating mass) removed = 100 Lbs. dead weight.
Single port 3.8/4R70W
Port/Polish, Halfshafted Throttlebody
Custom modded intake W/ K&N
MAC CC plates
HTB Full Length SFC's
17x9 98 GT Rims
...and it's still slow.