When i rebuilt my 360 la (pre magnum) I wanted a cam that had a great torque curve and something that gave me great HP. Well I found it!! Torque is nice and low.
One trip at silver lake last year I was running up the hills in 4-hi locked in first. Would just putz up very steadily slow, and my cousin was following me in her dads jeep. 4.0l , locked, 4:1 t-case, and she said she couldn't go that slow otherwise she would not have enough power to continue up the hill.
So with the rite components you can build a v8 to perform with good HP and Torque curves.