You must have a subscription to Consumer Report and read it like it is the bible. You obviously want us to make the decision for you. Yet you will say you made the choice after careful consideration and input from others. When it comes down to it buy the one you feel is the best. When it comes to something like RC that extra pride and emotion about your car can make you faster. I have met many people like you in my years selling skis, bikes and competeing with mountain bikes. You are the type that is stuck at the mediocre level because you spend your time fussing over the things that in the end will not really make you faster. You have already missed a week of wheel time trying to get us to tell you what the best car is. There is no best car. Each car has strength and weaknesses. These strength and weaknesses change on many conditions. I see you want cars ranked on both asphalt and carpet. The best car on asphalt will probably not perform the best on carpet. If you are driving on both surfaces and putting as much into choosing a car as it looks you will want one car for asphalt and another for carpet. Most likely they will be different make cars. If you truly want the "best".
Stop being a gear whore and pick a car already. What will be your excuse when the "best" car you bought does not deliver the wins? I am willing to bet you will sell it and start looking for the true fastest car since obviously the first one was not it.
You know the guy that beat you at the last race? It was not because of his car, or motor, or battery, it is because he was a better driver. Now go practice so you can beat him.
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