Originally Posted by cyanyde
This marks the beginning of a new era where touring cars will be priced much lower thanks to Spec-R. Now its CSO... who's next?... I assume the big boys will start pricing their cars below 400 in a year or so when the rest follow suit....
Again... Thank You Spec-R!!....
Companies like Xray only produce racing kits, not RTR's and toys like HPI and Tamiya etc, so they the costs will always be higher.
They also produce their parts in-house in Europe, not using cheap far east labour.
Originally Posted by G-kenny
....But ive had a few things from CSO and all have been complete garbage!
+1 Will wait to see what the car is like (but still won't be getting one)
Originally Posted by ioxqq
Xray quality was outstanding when they just joined this market at year 2000. This image has successfully burned to most people's brain. Now is 2013, Xray is no longer super quality as other manufactures already come up to Xray standard while Xray is not moving upward anymore once they got popular. Also Xray seems copying other car to lower the cost, look at their 1/12 pan car. I don't think Xray car is that much different then other cars now. But one thing they are still very successful is the marketing. I don't think any other manufactures come close to this area.
Most other manufacturers still
don't come up to Xray's quality!
Again, Xray spend lots of money on R&D and get their cars right, which is why most of us have been faster with the new car.
I know that one complaint is that all TC's look the same, but this CSO takes it to new levels. It is a T4 copy with Tamiya pivot blocks and servo mount.
Basically, they've taken all their budget option parts for other cars and thrown them together in a kit.
It will be value for money, but you can bet that the R & D that has gone into it is minimal (no need when copying others).
Will this hurt the bigger companies who do have to do all the research and testing?!