Yep, even the 911 RSR is more mid-engined than rear-engined. Ford and Ferrari upped the ante and everyone else had to respond, and I don't think it's a big secret even GM feel they've gotten all they can out of the front-engined design. Look at the new cars that have front engines (BMW and Aston Martin) and neither are doing too hot in IMSA or WEC. How sales go will be interesting though. I agree it's going to be rough at first with the traditionalists. It's going to be hard to let go of that front engine NA V8.