i had an 84, 88, 95 tbirds. my 95 v6 was just as fast as the mustang v6. I actually beat one in a race. I would imagine the v8 would be just as fast as the mustang v8
And the SC's just put standard 6's to shame. It's incredible... I love when people packing what they think's hot pull up along side you. For all the pain in the ass that an SC is, what with maintenance and simply the fact it practically COVERS the entire engine on top making routine maintenance a bitch, it really makes the difference between going fast and being thrown into your seat on every gear selection.
The LeBaron has a 4-Cylinder Turbo model I guess that's like a 4 speed... I've never personally seen one but I'm told it itself is an impressively fast "little" car. The engine's in Le Baron's are Mitsubishi's if I'm not mistaken. They're a Japanese make at least I'm pretty sure, but the 4-cylinder I guess is domestic.
My T-Bird's kinda like the Falcon I figure... Lotsa owners, and none who treated it that well. Kinda ugly body wrk on the outside (and underneath) that makes it not "look like much", but it sure "has it where it counts".
I just gotta get it looking pretty some day. And really for what I paid ($1,000, and about $500 in to get it inspected, and most of that in a new windshield), I could probably recoup that cost alone by selling the SC... Parting the rest of the car out would retain a tidy little profit, or so I'm told. I just kinda hate to do so... It's really actually quite nice.