Im not surprised by that. While the Northstar does have a few inherent flaws, the hot rod and custom modification communities have really taken to it for aftermarket applications like wildfire. Its nice to see that its so versatile once its OUT of the confines of a K body.
I had a project to build a kit car for Jaguar XJ220 .I asked one of knowledgeable persons who built his very own car said that if we were gonna do such a project we should use a Northstar engine .I asked why and he replied : "Because it's a FWD and your car (XJ220) engine is located behind the seats .Since we can't use the original engine we need an engine which is originally built for FWD applications.Northstar is the most powerful FWD engine. "
Moral of the story ,Northstar can be used in any show car .