What do you mean? What I was saying that the Bonneville/3800'* advantage off the line may be offset a bit (or totally, I wouldn't know that) by shorter gearing generally paired with DOHC motors. A short final drive ends up helping performance on the highway, if you floor the car and it kicks down to 3rd (generally 1:1, no?), the DOHC car'* shorter differential ratio may carry the advantage.
Correct me if I'm wrong, folks
This is how small cars with small motors and higher powerbands are fast. Their characteristics allow them to take advantage of gearing - our pushrods are more content to torque themselves around town at lower revs. a Honda S2000 could have the off-the-line performance of a 3800 if the final drive was short enough
but then you'd cruise 60mph at 999999999999rpm :P