Why would a long layshaft make a car have poor effeciency? Surely a 12th scale circuit car must be be really inefficient because it has a long layshaft (ie the shaft between the wheels)!
The size of those diffs and pulleys look make it look like it will be very free running.
It'll be interesting to see the final moulding of the plastic/graphite chassis when its done.
David Spashett ran the car at a meeting that was run next to a big touring car race (1:1 scale) yesterday. The Losi looked really good but it did pop a balljoint off a few times though the day?
There was a TC4 there aswell but non of the AE team guys ran it.