Not sure I buy the highlighted phrase, without forced induction anyways.
I used to have some Mopar nut drag-racer neighbors with a tiny house and a huge pole barn next door that dwarfed anything in the neighborhood, where they did all their tinkering. Even then, they could only own five cars at a time. It's not hard to get pure garage space, but to have that space be a fully-functioning shop is a different matter.
The Shelby shop I used to work at was transitioning to a new place behind my boss's new house, and he had almost a dozen garage stalls installed throughout his house so we could move projects between the shop building and storage as needed.
Yeah but Laura would've looked smoking hot driving it
That's rather a non sequitor .
The point I was trying to make is that if the car was consistently assembled with a 25ft/lb over torquing, there is an issue at the factory. One or two fittings can be put down to anomalous human failure whereas the entire chassis/suspension smacks of an error of larger proportions. That type of error would have moved on to the next thing being assembled in the shop.