The current car already has more than half it's weight on it's rear wheels. More rear bias isn't really going to help the car in the area's needed, that's not what they are going for.So do you think there is another way to move the front-engine Vette's mass rearward? Certainly a 600+ hp rear-drive sportscar can benefit from having more than half its mass on its rear wheels - for braking as well as accelleration. I would think this should be GM's top priority for improving the Vette's performance, short of going mid-engine, which of course would accomplish it.
But about the Hellcat, I'm impressed with its hp and mpg numbers, especially given the car's high weight. I think it shows that GM held back too much with the LT4. The LT4 should have been able to easily muster the same hp output as the Hellcat and still beat its mpg numbers.
But about street racing, even if the Hellcat can beat a Z06 in a roll-on its nowhere near as high performing overall. Its really apples and oranges. But the Hellcat is a very cool car -- Kudos Dodge. :thumbsup: