Wow, the more carefully I read that post the more I disagree! Years ago I remember my brother in law being quite annoyed that his new Chevy couldn't keep up with the smaller Ford 4.6 - yes both pulling trailers as well. Newer cars are getting smaller engines that make more HP. The way to do that is better breathing and wind it. Any NA performance build will always move the peak HP up to higher rpms in order to get the most HP/cube out of an engine. I was a little annoyed that the human resources woman at my company has a new Camry with 268 or so hp... that's more than Ford ever got out of the pushrod 302. I built something a little stronger in my '83 (GT40 heads and bigger cam), but it bugs me that she might take me if we ever raced! Now if I had a 4.6 (or aluminum aftermarket heads) I wouldn't worry.