My expereinece with HPI bodies has been very poor and I am not willing to give them another chance. Both bodies I bought from them shattered like glass on impacts that any other brand would have glossed over. One of the cars was literally a pile of shards after the impact (first impact right after completion). A couple of days' worth of work down the drain like that. The detail is nowhere near as nice as that of Tamiya bodies, and for Porsches, most manufacturers (HPi included) change the body so it fits the "normal" 1/10 wheelbase which is the wrong size for a realistic Porsche which is shorter in real life than a normal car. Also, most manufacturers do not stick to the big fat rear end of the Porsche. They just make the rear end the same width as the front which takes away 90% of the beauty of the Porsche shell. There is only one other bodyshell that I liked (has the correct proportions) which comes from ABC hobby, but that is a mini size body (fits Tamiya's mini chassies if you get the right wheelbase) and the ABC Genetic chassis.
The TT01 chassis is very basic but if you keep within reason with the power and stick with brushed you can be competitive. Not sure what they did to shorten it for the GT3 (this shell like all other Porsches from tamiya needs a shorter chassis than most other TC shells). I only bought the shell and it fits the RSR limited edition chassis perfectly.
Team Greasy Weasel
The best upgrade to any car is some driver skill.
Last edited by niznai; 09-15-2009 at 05:03 PM.