The elephant in the room, er, engine bay, would never let you forget this car is about performance first. It's the same basic Ford 428 cid V8 that you'd find in a Shelby GT500. Translation: it tops out at 150 mph and hits 60 mph faster than the vast majority of today's cars. The car was built to compete with the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Ferrari. In terms of performance, it certainly did.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's amazed more cars didn't take advantage of this winning formula.