Took the car for a spin today at an indoor track (concrete with ashphalt surface).
Used the stock settings with 60wt shock oil instead of Tamiya oil. Used rubber tires (Take Off 27).
Powered with a Team Orion Core stock motor, geared at 6.25. Very nice to drive and very punchy coming out of the corners. Did not notice any torque steer.
Did run into a problem after a heavy collision.
Stripped a tooth from the front diff gear and bent a blue alloy universal shaft ($$$$ ouch). Looks like I jarred the propellar shaft which resulted in the stripping. While I had the diff out I put some ceramic grease on the front which may help in the future. This seems to be common with shaft cars (like my Barracuda) so I can't really fault the Evo3 for this.
The diff gear was pretty easy to replace but next time, I'll run the stock steel universal shafts instead, at least on the front
Thank goodness Tamiya includes lots of diff gears as spares with the kit.