Originally Posted by Riketsu
I don't think Xray is going to do that. More than 60% of drivers are running NT1s from what I have seen. Why make a new car when yours is on top? There is a saying that goes "If it aint broken, dont fix it". I wouldn't be surprised to see a '10 model with other updates done to the car but without the quantity of hopups the EC brought.
When you are on top you have to work harder to stay on top.
The saying "If it aint broken, dont fix it" doesn't work in motorsport.
You need to keep innovating to keep that top spot.
Some other companies (Serpent, Shepherd) have lately introduced cars which i would describe as 'the new generation tourer'.
Serpent for instance has a new layout for the electronics, wire swaybar in front and aluminum bulkheads. Shepherd has the best braking system.
If Xray wants to stay on top they have to release a car with at least the aluminum bulkheads. There are a lot of extra possibilities when using aluminum instead of plastic. And just take a look at the 733, it looks absolutely stunning!.
Originally Posted by ToysRUsKid
I don't think you'll see another significant change in the car until after the worlds. I doubt if they will take a new car to the worlds with all the knowledge they have in the car now.
With all the knowledge they currently posses i think they can make a car which is even better than the NT1, remember it was their first nitro tourer.
Off course i don't think it will be completely different to the NT1.
They can keep the entire drivetrain and clutch-gearbox, because that's perfect.
But i would like to see aluminum bulkheads with a wire type swaybar in the front.
Wheelbase adjustment in the front and rear
More focus on centering of mass and low CG, this will do a lot to a car as i noticed with my own heavily modified NT1.
Less flex in suspension parts and bulkheads, flex adjustment in chassis through different inserts.
But if Xray doesn't release a NT2, i will have my own version. Hope to post some CAD renders at the end of this week.