Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Navarre, Florida
That's funny, Chapel. I remember mentioning something like that to the folks on the Mustang side of the fence and was basically castrated. However, I think that they are just caught in the purist mindset and don't see the potential that niche may fill.
On Ford's side, they have the SHO platform that could retrofitted into a performance, specialty model Mustang to suit a particular need, if you will. On GM's side, they have the new AWD Cadillac TT 3.6. I see no reason other than upsetting the status quo as to why they can't adapt these power trains to work with their Mustang's or Camaro's.
You're going to have people argue it til they're blue in the face, though. They'll say that AWD makes absolutely no difference in terms of handling and why boost a smaller motor when you can just add cubes to a "real" motor. Unfortunately, for now the point is moot. Until an AWD variant from either Ford or GM's side comes out of the wood-works and shows it can not only be competitive, but a force to be reckoned with, the naysayers will be up in arms.
2014 Camaro 6.2L LS3 SS/RS, Hurst Short Throw, NPP Dual Mode Exhaust (Fuse Pulled) - Previous Cars: 1994 Mustang, 1997 WRX (in Japan), 1998 Mustang, 2002 A6 V8 Quattro, 2003 Mustang, 2012 Mustang