I'd like to take that engine in and drop it in my '07. I like the front end, but I can't get over the back end of those things.
The new 5.0 dropped into a '05 to '09 body would be an amazing combination! Incredible style and power. Hopefully Ford will do something about the exterior design in a couple years.
I seem to be the only one who likes the back end of the 2010+ stang. Have you guys/gals seen it in person? It looks sharp all around. The only thing I wish was different, would be a painted front grill on the GT. Now with a 412hp 5.0 V8 it will no doubt be one of the most enjoyable cars to drive on the street. Besides its not like you are going to be looking at the back end of it... the competition will.
I'm looking at 2010s (and possibly 2011s) to replace my 08...I hate the rearend design of the new ones though. The 5.0 would be great but I swear my 4.6 seems quicker than the Camaro I testdrove and is fast enough for my needs
Road & Track did a Mustang feature about a year ago. They tested the 2010s, including a specially modded 2010 with 400 HP. The 'quickness' benefit of the extra 85HP, at least 0-60, was quite minimal, a few tenths of a second. I could be wrong but although it's great to know you have 412 HP I don't think it's going to make a dramatic seat-of-the pants difference.