NNNNOOO car company, no matter how pissed there 2000 (not 2001) customers would be, will understate their hp numbers. The 02' Vette poduces 20 more ponies than the 01' and has vast improvements in weight reduction for the same price. Wouldn't you be pissed if you baught a 01'? That's life. Do you serioiusly think that whatever idiot paid $60,000 for the 00' (NOT 01') Cobra R (and there weren't that many because it was an extremely limited production car) really cares about the 02' having so much more hp?? NO because they baught it because it was a limited production car. Ford is far more worried about the many more potential Mutang devotees that will buy this car. Let's be serious, if this car were producing 360 ponies at the rear wheels, I seriously hope the numbers would be better especially considering the 3.55 gear ratio. I didn't say it was impossible to tune Mustangs, they're just not as easy to work on and EVERYTHING is an issue with Fords. Every year Ford has all kinds of stupid little idiosyncrasies that make each engine a unique pain. The DOHC is nice though. A necessity with less cubic inches. Your right, there are many idiots out there that don't know to lower their compression ratio before adding forced induction. All I was saying that if you were going to tune a Mustang up to 600 hp or whatever, it would probably be much easier to start with a regular Cobra. THAT'S ALL!! Usually you end up taking off most of the factory parts anyway(injectors, cam, heads, etc.). Same reason Lingenfelter uses regular Vettes instead of Z06's. Ford is still using cast iron blocks. The advantages of aluminum blocks have been proven everywhere else. Why hasn't Ford gotten the hint?? Ford is always behind GM in technology. That is why they're putting a supercharger on the Mustang. Easy hp. I will admit that the DOHC is cool though. It's a necessity with smaller cubic inches. Would like to see it on a Vette (miss the ZR-1).