The ford is everything the 3800 is not. It'* weak and unreliable.
x2. The supercharged version MAY be more powerful than the S1 L67, BUT they are more powerful "unreliably". They eat head gaskets like no other, NA ones are extremely weak, and made no more power than the 3.0 Vulcan did, and they have nothing BUT low end power. In otherwards, they completely lose steam in no time. Strictly a low end car.
I'm not a big Ford fan, and I do entirely believe the GM 3800 is a far superior motor, but, with Ford'* Head Gasket problem aside which you can fix by getting an after market one, can someone list to me it'* other issues, maybe power upgrade limits, other reliability issues, etc. I mean I know the Ford 3.8 did not make Ward'* Top 10 engines unlike GM'* 3800, and obviously other awards and long run time...so there must be other reasons.