Hey Andrew, you're buddy, didnt that Aurora have an engine that was on the way out? I vaguely recall him posting on ACNA that he had a blown head gasket. If you raced an Aurora that was in good running order, things might be a bit closer.
That all being said, it really doesnt matter.
The SSEi has more tq, as the Aurora 4.0 generates 260 ft/lbs as opposed to 280 from the SC'ed 3.8, the DOHC engine needs to hit 4000 RPM before it does anything.