The car is way more narrow and compact than the pictures lead you to believe. It really looks too small to be an 1/8 scale when there are no wheels on it.
The front spindle/ spindle carrier setup looked quite interesting. Similar principle to the xx4/xxx4 front-end, but achieved different. Part of that was aluminum at the Farm, but that will change to plastic according to Adam. They were aluminum so that multiple holes and geometry could be tested. These parts were beefy and heavy looking, so expect some weight to be shaved there. The shocks also looked really beefy. Adam said they use 4mm shafts. I'm pretty sure that the pistons are a larger diameter than what we're used to seeing, judging by the diameter of the shock bodies. I'm not a big fan of seperating the rx and the battery pack, but if that is the only way to make the chassis layout work, then it's worth it.
On the track the car looked real good. It appeared to be real stable. Steering wise, it didn't APPEAR to be anything special. What was impressive looking was it's forward bite. After squaring off a turn, it looked like it was being fired at the next corner or section. They were consistently clearing a big triple after the straight with very little run up. For myself, and most everyone else we needed to go way wide and off the berm to clear the same triple, actually making it slower than a double single.
To clarify for binaryterror.... Peanut was NOT a lap faster than Drake. Not even close. He was around 20 seconds faster than Drake on his best run. Fast laps on this track were below 45 seconds. Quite a bit faster, sure. But less than a half a lap... Big difference. He was more than a lap faster than me, however.