thanks. i like it raw too. silver that is. yeah, check out some of my posts around that page 14 as i listed some pros and cons of the machine.
it is a type t. i would definitely get an si over the t because the weight appears to be a bit more balanced. if you run gp's you'll find the car to be crazy heavy on that side. even with umh cells (lightest avail) it was 35 g heavier on that side. with gp's it will be 30 - 40 on top of that. as in around 70g of added weight on the electronics side just to balance the car. that's about 2 1/2 ounces!
for a typical us touring track, i would say to roll your mvp out at or around 1.05"/rev. as in ...
1.05 = tire circumference/FDR ...
most rubbers are about 2.45" so that makes a 7.69" circum and you would be rolling out at 7.69/6.29 = 1.22! that's really high, especially for an mvp which tends to run hot. if your track can support high speeds, maybe it will work, but i'd recommend first starting around 1.05 -1.10
good luck. and when will integy put the si on ebay?