Re: Bluey's Dilemma
I would keep the AU, not because of the 6 VS 8 cylinders thing, but because it's still a late model decent car.
The only real advantage you will have with the V8 is the extra power, however you can easily and cheaply have your I6 going as good, and handling better.
You can have your AU running mid to low 14's (or better) for less than 5k, and your engine bay will look standard.
4L I6, naturally aspirated producing 173.5rwkw.
14.410 @ 96.49mph with street radials.
What's that?..... Did I hear you say TQE power?