I agree, anything that gets folks excited about this stuff, or proves that performance and economy can coexist (where have I heard that before? ) is good.
Hey RH77, now that zero-to-sixty-in-four-seconds and 400-horsepower have been highlighted and I disclaimed my less-than-32MPG comment as "mostly joking," I'll take a moment to point in the opposite direction.
Here is an article from 2006 about a hybrid that gets 50MPG.
And does zero to sixty in four seconds.
And has 350 combined horsepower.
And was built mostly thanks to high school students.