Hi Guys, some quick comments to help you sleep tonight
The left-right weight distribution is almost equal. Like the RDX you will actually have to have 5-10g more weight on the side of the battery if you run GP3300's. But then the newer and slightly heavier GP3700's were taken into account at the design phase...
The motor is more to the inside then you may think. It looks worse on the pictures because the chassis is extremely narrow. It is for instance 6-7mm narrower than the 415 chassis... Having said that, the design does leave the motor less protected than with the FK. But this is true for all cars with this layout.
The front one-way is specifically designed for the FK'05. The reason being that the front belt is on the other side of the car compared to earlier T1's. So the one-way is reversed and therefore not usable on the earlier T1's. Similarly the older one-ways will not work on the FK'05 (unless you want rear-wheel drive with spool braking that is
Pre-production versions of the car are in use at the Snowbirds this week. Currently it is practice time. The European drivers running it are Jilles Groskamp (1st in PRO Mod), Martin Hudy (3rd in PRO Mod, 5th in 19T Expert), Joel Myrberg and Juraj Hudy himself. For the US Ralph Burch, Mike Dumas and Jarred Scott are running the FK'05 for certain. Car is working great at the moment!