For street use the HP is 100% pointless other than an appearance package. I say this as someone that has the HP. To realize the difference between the two cars on a public road would be risking a lot of jail time. I’m not embarrassed to say I got it for the look and because I wanted one “with everything”, not because I needed it.It makes perfect sense if you want to drive it on the street year round.
HP makes no sense to me unless it's a track car or perfect weather car. Too expensive to have to replace the Cup 2's right off the bat.
Non-HP handles incredibly well and does fine when I take it to the track.