oh I missed the tor bit . Even so I still think the TBird holds up well against power cruisers . Especially as the TBird (1700) or indeed the 1600 version are not power cruisers but a hybred machine built to do lots of stuff well .
I still say workable power is more important than straight line burn . Ill take lots of power in the road usable area thanks the others can play on the drag strip it makes little difference to me.