It seems to me that: VW a/c engines were designed for torque at the expense of power. This means the HP figures are misleading in terms of driveability. This also means there is plenty of scope to improve the max HP and acheive impressive gains at the expense of driveability. Still driveable, yes, but... It also seems to me that most engine builders building non-standard engines fail to understand that when their customer asks for a torquey engine for a bus, that's what they want. It also seems to me that cams with "torque" or "fast road" in their sales gumph, nevertheless kill what are usually relatively not much larger cc than stock engines under 3,000 or so rpm. Discuss.