Lol, although I'm more of an OEM kinda buyer. But yeah, I get it. I remember seeing a video with a new gen Raptor VS the V8 Raptor and it was hard to watch after about 5 or 10ft off the line. Faster was more important to me when I was in my 20's and early 30's. After that, my tastes began to get more specific.Mach I.....here’s some people after your own heart.....but really? Only two or three truck lengths, a supercharger and likely over $120,000 to beat a STOCK 3.5 V6?
My 04 Mach, for instance.. I hated these 4.6L engines when they first came out. I didn't warm up to them until around the 03-04 models. I thought the Cobra was a huge step that Ford did that was just something they never seemed to do before lol. Seeing my Mach in the show room when I was shopping for SUV's at the time was really almost an accident that I bought it. I didn't know that much about the 03-04 Mach 1's. I just remembered that Ford brought it back. That was the first time I had driven an SN95/newedge and couldn't believe how much nicer they drove than the foxbody's lol, so I was hooked. I think ~350whp would be a great spot for me in this car. With some suspension parts and some minor brake upgrades, that would be some great fun. The bad for me is I don't care for supercharger whine or turbo noise (and affects on exhaust). You price out some custom cams, porting, and some headers to get you around that power and your much better off just slapping a supercharger on it and putting a very modest tune to keep the boost down because the cost is so outrageous to get what sound I want. So each year I end up talking myself out of doing anything I'm not really into doing. I just dig the old school musclecar sound.
I got kinda excited when I saw that article about the 7.3L being pushrod lol. If I didn't hate the way the Chevy's look, I would probably have been interested in the new Camaro's lol. I thought they stopped looking good when the 93 body style came out. I've been watching what I spend on this in hopes that I may pull the trigger on an old classic musclecar driver. Nobody probably will read this long winded way of saying I'm just not into modern musclcars like I was with the original ones. Not having that raw feel probably makes a difference when I look back at the ones I've test drove over the past 5 years.