I think it's not so much as in that person has did this before or that... if that's the case, watever we r driving.. i'm sure others have driven before.. hence what? we build our own engine and car ... a prototype? It's about V8.. the spirit of.. VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEIIIGGHHTTTT!! Balance? wat is there that cannot be countered? have u weight the 1JZ vs 1UZ? 1UZ is aluminum block.. it dont weight that much.. all in all. ... v8 = worth it! :) cant wait to see a v8 altezza locally..