Originally Posted by GT2RS
can this car still be competitive with todays new cars?
The direct answer to this question is no. Today's nitro touring cars are so much more advanced that you will only find yourself fustrated trying to compete.
If youre going to go racing I would recommend going with a new kit and building it yourself. This way you know the car and will know how to work on it come raceday. If you're just testing the waters then a used car is fine. Just remember the person you brought it from sold it for a reason.