Re: Rumor time!
I raced Super Stock for a number of years, ran 289 ci in a '66 Fastback..... SOP was to drop the clutch at 6500, shift at 7800...... after 5 years of "strip only" time with the car I decided I could no longer afford to drag race at that level and switched to bracket racing. I put the old Fastback on the street, there was any number of folks who discovered there was indeed a substitute for cubic inches!!!
The new V-6's that Ford has out, especially the one with the turbo could really be a blast performance wise, then in a 2200-2400 lb. roadster, who knows what it would do in fuel mileage??? Got to get with some of the folks doing all this turbo stuff and start doing some studying on it, all new to me!