I don't claim to speak for all of the straight liners. However, in chatting with guys at my local drag strips, I think most guys prefer to mod their cars rather than just buy a drag special. It is not all financial either. I see guys with modified Mustangs who I KNOW have the resources to buy Hellcats, GT500s, Corvettes or whatever. It is really more about the pride of having something special that they...or their money....created. As others have said, it is mostly the internet or magazine racers who complain about this or that.
I think the majority of the lineup is fine/great as hybrid/PHEV. But I think as a luxury brand, they need at least one BEV right now to show that they're "with the times" so to speak/up there technologically with the rest of the luxury field. A lot of the luxury brands thing is "keeping up with the Joneses". They've worked hard to shed the old, tarted up Ford image; a modern BEV model with some dramatic styling will help continue pushing the reinvented Lincoln image. I have an idea in my head for a design.....I'll see if I can sketch something.
I'm cautiously optimistic it may be. The only question there will be price.
There is definite Cadillac style; attractive if you think it is. Cadillac definitely has high performance available; cool if you think it is. But, I was always suspicious of GM's effort to turn Cadillac into BMW/Audi/Mercedes. I think they overestimated the American people. People only said they wanted a high performance sedan as justification to purchase a slightly nicer Bimmer or Merc than their neighbor had, because, seriously, they were never really going to take it to the track anyway. Has anyone honestly ever seen a Cadillac "tracked" on a road course? Worse, I am reluctantly consigning myself to the unavoidable truth that sedans (even really fast Cadillac sedans) don't sell and the future looks like a box on stilts.