Yea, I heard that about you too.
Well modding is always a different story, but aside from the exclusivity & exhaust note, what it comes down to is the R has a consisten 125-150whp more in stock form over a 93 octane tuned 3.5HO, while it also appears the TQ is either equal or in some cases lil less or even a bit higher in the tuned 3.5HO vs stock R
Take a 800a low optioned tuned 3.5HO w/ 35”s & non-forged wheels my guess is it’d be equal in acceleration through the 1/4 to the R due to the lower weight & lower rotating mass
All that being said…that’s only gonna placate ya until dudes start doing pulley swaps, tunes, E85, ****, P&P stock blower or Eaton swaps etc on the R’s lol!
Good thing about that is they’ll definitely be teasing out the weak points in the rest of the whole drivetrain/suspension!!!!
*you can’t say m e t h!?!? Ok “methanol” lol