Originally posted by davioh
so are you saying if they hav the same motor, the same battery and the same ESC the 414m2 would go faster but the E3 would accelerate faster and turn corners faster?
Yes. The belt would stretch under acceleration so it delays the momentum of the car moving forward. On the other hand, shaft has less lag in momentum (ex: pogo action of spring without oil dampening system in your shocks) where whatever input, in this case the motor, it gets, it will delivery it right away with or very little delay.
For every little fraction of seconds per lap you gain by not using your brake during cornering and getting out of the corner quickly, I will choose shaft driven bro! Anyday!!