Your comparing apples with oranges. One's nitro, the other electric.
The Super Hornet would make an ideal basher, but not for anything serious like racing. It would be heaps of fun racing a Hornet, though. You really need something like a B4 or an XXX to be up there with the pack.
If that's what you want, then go for it. Hornets are a fun R/C to drive.