Ok, thanks to tom stickland for the first graph. disregard the black curves for a moment as they are his modded 8 valve. The red one at the top is the one to concentrate on.
Ive just compared at 1000rpm stations and this is the result
3000rpm - stock: 125lbs/ft, MT196: 126lbs/ft
4000rpm - stock: 140lbs/ft, MT196: 135lbs/ft
5000rpm - stock: 148lbs/ft, MT196: 152lbs/ft
6000rpm - stock: 132lbs/ft, MT196: 160lbs/ft
7000rpm - stock: 100?lbs/ft, MT196: 142lbs/ft
conclusion: up to about 5000rpm its concievable that a stock 16v would be still be level with me. Its only the fact that the torque continues for another 2500rpm at fantastic levels, which accounts for the BHP gain over standard. slightly shocking, but the inlet and exhaust manifolds probably account for the lack of low rpm torque. nice set of cams should sort that out or alternatively wring the engines neck all the time, err hangon, i'm already doign that