I drove a MI3.5 Pro, T2008, Kyosho Stallion, and a Corally RDX last year(Kyosho mine other three were loaners) and they all were awesome. In the right hands they can be first. I loved the looks of the Mi3.5 pro and the smoothness of the Corally and X-ray but I was fastest with the Kyosho. I run out doors on a parking lot track. 10.5 class( slowly going to 13.5).
I do love the looks of the T2009 with the Burnt Orange Hook'um Horns color. lol. This year I do want to get my hands on a Avid car.
As for tires I run RP40 in the Summer(140+ temps) and RP36 winter. Man I love me some RP's....................