Well, Im sure you can make it competetive, just depends how well you can drive i suppose. But there is a reason Losi completely redesigned there TC from the ground up. I wouldn't buy one, because it is slightly outdated and newer kits are available. However, If you have one, race it and see how well you do. Are you a beginner? If so, getting around the track without hitting anything is probably your biggest goal, so in that respect the car will work great. Im sure some people have some good setups you can use to try to make the most out of it.