So you are going to compare different displacement engines and try to make a point? It didn't get made here. It still is not something to brag about that taking the engine to such a high RPM to reach max torque is admirable. Especially since the vast majority of people never operate their engines at those RPMS, even when working them. So, the typical vehicle owner has to deal with roughly 20-25% of unavailable torque compared to the numbers that the OEM's brag about and print in their glossy brochures. And the numbers are thrown out like marketing tools anyway and mean nothing. "our pickups beat the others in hp". Well they might, but it really is only a marketing tool and nothing for the consumer, because very few consumers operate their vehicles in the 4000-5000 rpm range it takes to get those hp numbers, while going to work. And GM really had no intention of people operating at those high of RPM's. After all, they stick stuff like 3.08 rear ratios in pickups along with double overdrive transmission gears. So it is all disingenuous clap trap about what these engines are. Now you take the heavy commercial trucks, they are designed and spec'd so that during normal daily operation, they are at their MAX torque band consistently. So when the OEM says that their engines have a max torque of whatever, they mean you actually are going to be in that max torque band day in and day out and be able to take advantage of it, and it was designed to be that way. Not like a typical auto or pickup engine that the only real time anyone is going to operate it at max torque is if they put it on a dyno. That is the general beauty of inline engines. The meet their max torque usually at rpms that are more in line with what people will operate the engines on a daily basis. This is the primary reason, though not the only one, I have never cared for V engines. But since inlines are not offered as an option in pickups nowadays, then we are stuck with the V's.