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Old 10-26-2010, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
Who cares? What is it like to drive? How is the sound? How well does it spin up?

What about the engine's power/weight ratio?
I dont think you understand my criticism. A 5.9L/500hp is bad but a 800hp/9.4L engine is good? Granted big block V8's wont have the revs to produce the power for their displacement, but that example was still a $20K engine. Ive seen articles on 1000hp NA big blocks for the record. If you want to discredit the AM, use that as an example.

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Originally Posted by wwgkd View Post
Yes, it should for what it costs. I know a guy who gets 750hp and 670lb-ft out of what started as a 460 ford that he built for a total investment of less than $7,000. He drives it daily and has yet (5 years on) to have any problems with it, either. Big blocks aren't about hp/liter, that's like comparing the number of airbags in an Elise vs a Camry, they have a lot of other advantages.
Aston Martin should do better yes but what are their competitors doing? Their current engine is also the product, crudely speaking, of 2 Ford V6's stuck together and tarted up.
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