The more I see that car. The more I think: "Come on, Tamiya could have done a better job than that."
-Inboard suspension on a simple 2WD touring car?
-Small diameter diff with tiny diff screw while FWD guys like to crank that thing down?
-Not the standard touring car transmission parts but specific 2WD US style buggy parts (first tamiya with 2.4mm diff balls!?). Even the TRF 501/511 uses 3mm balls.
-Heavy top-mounted layshaft/spur gear adaptor combo compared to the FF01.
-Inline battery is nice with NI-CD/NI-MH but with a lipo it moves the heavy steering servo to much to the side.
It'll go faster than a FF01 but thats only due to the much better modern (longer, stronger, more precise,...) suspension arm combo.
... But than again, I'll sure get 1