Isn't that the point? If I were to list comparable models it would be the last gen mustang, the out going Camaro to start... Both those cars were thousands of dollars cheaper.Please provide a list of competing V8, rear wheel drive, manual transmission, 4 seat, cars available for $70k that can better 4.1.
BMW M2 is mid 3 seconds 0-60 and in the $60k dept
Camaro SS is high 3 seconds 0-60 and is in the $40 dept
Camaro ZL1 is 3.4 0-60 and $69k
23 Mach 1 is 4.4 0-60 and $60k
Base C8, while not meeting your very narrow specification is significantly faster for less than $70k
Hell for those paying over MSRP for a DH a base M3/M4 is of similar price and getting 0-60 in less than 3 seconds for similar price.
Ultimately 0-60 is not a metric I put much value in, but it seems to be a thing here. I, foolishly, value lightning lap times far higher as fast to me is a car that accelerate, brakes, and turns fast. Straight line speed is boring to me.
I'm sure there is more, the point isn't that the Mustang DH is bad, it's just not "special" for the price.
Doesn't mean I wouldn't order one, it will likely be a good track car and fun to own. But approaching $70k? Seems like it's an awful lot for what Ford is offering.