well, might as well add my comment, in the UK, most of the tracks (read 99.9%) of the tracks, you have to provide your own power source, so having a soldering iron on quite a bit of the race day would me one hell of a big 12V battery, so hard wiring in the UK is almost non-existant. I mean, most race meetings are held in the middle of nowhere.
In the US, a lot of the tracks do seem to have dedicated pit areas, with supplied mains level voltage, so you could have your temp controlled soldering iron sitting there all day and not to worry about your power source going flat.
I think, direct solder has some bennefits, like not losing a connector mid race (yes, as long as it is soldered correctly
), but then I do worry if you have a short, it is impossiblt to pull the connection apart. Whereas with connectors, if there is a problem, the cells are easily disconnected, but you do run a slightly higher risk of losing a connector mid race.
The fact the the JRXS means that you DO have to hard wire, or make a right dogs dinner of the wiring to run connectors is a genuine concern for a lot of racers, so it isn't something to be belitlled, remember, for this car to be a financial seuccess, it will eventual have to transcend all levels of racing. If the cell issue is real, then it might hit a problem with its mass market, the average joe racer at the club.
So, guys, take your girlies handbags back to their rightfull owners, and have constructive comments, I think we done the cell thing to death now don't you??
I am more interested in the way the anti-roll bar (sway bar) mounts personally.