As far as I know, torque links, torque straps, whatever, came about years ago because factory rubber "sandwich" style engine mounts had no back-up, safety link, as they do now. (At least the ones I've seen.) When they broke, the engine would lift, or lay over as it revved (mostly with good traction).
Newer cars have mounts that are encaptured by design, if they should fail.
It was strictly a thing to prevent mounts from failing under load. We used to use a piece of chain and maybe a turnbuckle, if we were "bucks up". :-)
Using one with motor plates makes no sense. The chassis people are doing what they do- selling stuff. Someone used to sell rear suspension set-ups, with parts depending on your e.t. range. They had one for 13's. My car ran 13's stock. I guess Ford should've used it?