Yeah, I don't understand the backlash before there are even official stats. If (and when) it outruns the other muscle cars, most people will either quit whining or whine for different reasons.
I still don't think this makes any sense. The Viper is minimalist supercar built for the track. Heavy batteries are exactly what it should not have and they would only ruin the feel of the car. Electrification makes more sense in a Challenger, Camaro, or Mustang. Until the weight of electric propulsion is way, way down, an EV Viper just doesn't make sense to me.