Aussie MuscleYou don't need a big V8 to go fast anymore. Here in Australia we have a big heavy (1800kg) 4 door sedan that does 13sec 1/4 miles and 0-100km/h (0-62) in under 5sec straight from the factory. The engine is a single turbo inline 6 cylinder with 270kw of power and 530Nm of torque. This car is our Ford XR6 turbo, it's not an expensive car.
This car gets into the 12's with an after market exhaust system and just a flash tune, oh and of course some decent tyres. What i like most about this car is it's acceleration while cruising. Being an auto all you need to do is put your foot down, it will drop down to the lowest gear and put you hard back in the seat, speed jumps that fast it gets a little scary.
I love to go fast but i like to do it smoothly, V8's are good and all but nothing beats the smooth acceleration of a turbo I6