V8 SN95 OR V6 S197

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Thinking about trading my 1996 5 speed GT for a 2007 5 speed s197 v6 4.0, can anyone that's owned both give me an idea of power difference
 
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V6 150 hp (108 kW) @ 4000 rpm 215 ft·lbf (291 N·m) of torque @ 2500 rpm
V8 215 hp (160 kW) @ 4400 rpm 285 ft·lbf (386 N·m) of torque @ 3500 rpm

versus

07
V6 210 hp (157 kW)@5300, 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m)@3500
 

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Thinking about trading my 1996 5 speed GT for a 2007 5 speed s197 v6 4.0, can anyone that's owned both give me an idea of power difference
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V6 150 hp (108 kW) @ 4000 rpm 215 ft·lbf (291 N·m) of torque @ 2500 rpm
V8 215 hp (160 kW) @ 4400 rpm 285 ft·lbf (386 N·m) of torque @ 3500 rpm

versus

07
V6 210 hp (157 kW)@5300, 240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m)@3500

So how much difference does that 5 horsepower really make do you think?
 

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So how much difference does that 5 horsepower really make do you think?
None. It's the increase in torque across the entire power band that makes the difference. Don't forget: Fox GTs were 190 to 210ish HP but packed nearly 300 ft/lbs of torque.
 

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Do you think it would be as fast and accelerate as fast as my sn95
 

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Do you think it would be as fast and accelerate as fast as my sn95
No. You should buy a GT. Maintenance will be easier, it'll hold up longer, and will ultimately have a better resale. If you ever decide to add more power it'll be easier and cheaper with a V8.