This body was released for order by Spice today. Looks like the price will be about average for Lexan bodies.
It says the body width is 198mm. I am not an RC expert, but this seems to mean that it is meant for 1/10 regular scale, and not the 1/10 Mini scale which became popular with the ultra realistic bodies in the last couple years.
Even so, it looks pretty darn accurate. Not sure if it will look correct to scale sitting next to other 1/10 regular scale cars that might be bigger in real scale...
Back to not knowing much about the current RC trend:
What is a decent quality chassis?
Not for going out and driving at the championship race, but something that is not garbage, doesn't need to be recharged every 90 seconds, and has reasonable parts availability.
Tamiya was always entry level and non-competitive against the tub chassis buggies and stadium trucks in the 90's. It looks like that has changed, and they offer a range from entry to pro level.
All the drift cars are AWD, which would be a plus for a nostalgic racer like this.
Yokomo looks really neat, but I don't know about their availability. They suspended internet sales? Is that right? And available in stores?
ABC Hobby has the same availability in stores question. And is their stuff all 1/10 Mini scale?
It also looks like belt drive may be more desirable than shaft drive, because of the friction, which would reduce run time between charging.
Any of this lead to an obvious choice?