I am an old guy,68 to be exact,I remember I heard the same story way back in 1973,everyone said nothing would happen to our beloved performance cars,result was they NEUTERED them to almost zero performance so don"t count on the auto industry for support.
Yeah, I get it. But the result of that dark period was a resurgence of muscle cars in the 80's, 90's 2000's, leading into now, with 700 hp GT500s and Hellcats and plain jane 400 hp Mustangs and Camaros. You can go down to your Ford dealer today and plunk $30K down an buy a Mustang that will put 370 hp to the wheels and absolutely destroy any factory car you could've bought in the 60's in all aspects of driving.
My point is that technology has come so far in the last few years that we have 400 hp V8s that get nearly 30 mpg cruising on the highway. Who's to say, advance over the next 10 years wont usher in even better performance and efficiency without resorting to 4 and 6 cylinder forced induction engines?
2011 Mustang GT M6 3.31s
Matt HONEYCUTT Tune, Lethal Off-Road X, GT500 axlebacks, J&M LCAs, UPR UCA, Whiteline LCA relocation brackets, Eibach Pro-Kit Springs, Koni STR.T shocks/struts, GT500 strut mounts, SR Strut Tower Brace
Best 1/4 E/T (05/18/14 MIR - no tune, X-pipe, or UCA): 12.920 @ 109.40 mph (2.059 60ft)