Originally posted by vones
IMHO....outrun is not the word....a differential geared car will be able to attack driving lines better...provided both car equipped will the same engine cap.
Like myself and InitialD has already stated, it depends on who is driving the car with the one-way. Any good driver with experience in 1:8th will devastate a driver of the same ability with a front differential. It has been proven to be the fastest form of drive for 20yrs since 4WD was invented.
If a diff was faster then why cant you get one for a 1:8th car. They are no different to the current 200mm cars other than size.
But for what it matters, the only reason these cars ever came with a front diff was because a one-way doesnt work with rubber tires.