I see what you are saying. I don't think it backfired, real 1/4 mile testing isn't done on a street! I agree with you that 6 spd vs 6 spd I'd give an edge to the gt500, but I bet the A8 beats the gt500 most the time. Also they tested the GT500 in May so weather and DAs was probably much more favorable, and could easily make up a couple tenths. Go look at the number of owners actually running under that 11.6 on a track.... I've only seen 2 bone stock run faster times, I'm sure others have but consistency is nice. I don't think the gt350 will be faster at the strip, its suppose to be less powerful and the new GT already weighed in over 3800 lbs so I doubt it'll be lighter then The gt500. Now its time for a real head to head where variables are even, ohh and maybe on a real (the legal way!) drag strip.What I mean is that they tested the GT500 and ran an 11.6. On the street, who the hell knows, one guy might be running DRs and the other is not. 6SPD vs. 6SPD from a roll, that will be close. From a dig, 6SPD vs. 6SPD, I'd put money on the GT500 all day. On a drag strip, I'd again put money on the GT500. The Hellcat will be HELL to drive. My point, the hype will/has backfired. Before any numbers have come in, most would have agreed that the Hellcat was the quickest, not anymore. I was hoping, something I should not have done, that the Hellcat would have done better in the MT test. 11.7 is nothing to write home about IMO. 11.2, definitely the quickest without any debate. That was a short honeymoon, lol. Just wait for the much lighter GT350 to race the Hellcat and win, oh well, I'd still hock my left kidney for one.