I don't know the other car, but I was impressed with the DRX's size and quality. They're going really cheap here, and I'd like to have one. It's more of a drifter I think out of the box, i.e. top-speed won't be great, but it should have good power down low. I read on another forum that a 2-speed conversion is either coming out or already is. Now that
makes it really enticing..
I can't speak about the Kyosho .18 engine, but I had a FW-05T years ago, and both the car and engine were really, really good and endured far more than I would have expected.. Those were my early days in nitro, so yeah, I was knocking on 400F a time or two..
Seriously though, that car sold me on Kysosho being good stuff. Cheap too, at least here in Germany. Up close the DRX is also just very cool looking..
IMO an excellent choice for a first nitro..
ps Just reading up on it. The rear and front ends are identical.. Great little idea making part supply easier.. The Ford Fiesta S2000 is d.amn cool looking too..