Originally Posted by The Duke
I also remember there being talks about reliability issues of the motor grenading ala' MS3s. the mountain of torque down low combined with low RPMs supposedly put too much stress on the internals and *pop. There was worries the ST showed the same design characteristics and could suffer the same flaw.
The only problems the MS3's had with grenading were due to tuners that had no experience with the engine and a fuel pump that's nearly pushed to it's limits at stock power output.
The early tunes for the ST look promising and I wouldn't be surprised to see 300-400whp examples with bolt-ons running around soon. Ford Racing parts will be sweet but I'm guessing that the cost will make Cobb's prices look cheap.