most cars perform very well nowadays, so pick a car that looks good
. to me the TC3 is kinda ugly. looks like a boat with suspension arms and wheels hanging off of it.
my personal picks that are in production
out of production
414 (the second prototype; my personal car right now)
TB Evo II (if you can find it, pick one up; looks better than the Evo III IMO)
TA03RS TRF (this car looked awesome with its aluminum goodies)
HPI Pro 2 (my old ride; extremely durable car and looked great)
a great project car would be the XXX-S G+ with all the trinity matt francis red aluminum stuff on it. if money is not a factor i'd go for that.