Horsepower does NOT equal 1/4 mile alone. We all know that the Cobras are fat pigs, and that the stock chassis is crap when it comes to traction. The 4.6L SOHC 3v motor putting 275rwhp down isn't anemic if you ask me. Then again, you are used to 429ci+ big blocks, so... And don't hate on the 2.3. The turbo versions are quite the movers.