My brother's tuned Ford F-250 6.0L V8 Powerstroke Diesel pulls pretty damn hard off the line. 800ft-lbs of torque will do that... That was my first experience with any vehicle that really pushes you back in your seat.
anything will always feel faster as a passenger though.
My Yamaha Apex sled will hit 60 in 3.5 on hardpack. That thing is one torquey SOB. Still times that you wish it were faster though.