As far as torque goes, 450lb feet is darned substantial. And even if a diesel delivers 450lb feet, remember that HP is the rate at which the engine delivers torque. This engine would be delivering its 450lb ft at nearly twice the rate of its competitors. Plus, the sooooouuund... There is no V6 or I4 in the world that has the sound of a 90°, odd firing V8 engine.