Well I am a racer first, basher none. Speed would only matter to me as far as what is raceable. For me if I was theorizing on what I would want on a race vehicle, I probably look for things along these lines:
1. Fully equipped with race level electronics (Tekin, etc) vehicle should come in just at ROAR weight minimum assuming 4000mah - 5000mah lipos for the 10 minute length mains.
2. top quality aluminum of sufficient thickness
3. Big Bore aluminum shocks in the 16mm and above range
4. Fully equipped with hex hardware. High quality hardware as well.
5. Race Rubber ala Proline M3 Crimefighters V2 rims or similar, or, no tires and rims, but price reflecting this.
6. Offered as a Kit only
7. Can't tell from the pics, but if not on the sport, definitely want fully captured hingepins
8. High quality bearings throughout the car
9. Graphite used where it could benefit the car instead of aluminum for weight (battery holddowns, etc)
10. Plastics of sufficient stiffness yet durability (not sure if the current plastics are soft or are race grade, haven't seen a car in these parts).
11. Low slung body
12. Comparably prices to other quality race kits like the Hyper 9E and Caster Fusion Pro.
This is just off the top of my head without getting into specifics on how the vehicle is currently setup (diffs, etc).
I think Redcat has something here from at least a layout perspective could be VERY interesting for racing purposes. Caster took there design and has really ran with it, Redcat probably could do the same.
Right now my ride is the Hyper 9E, and I prefer it because I like how close to the centerline the electronics and running gear is, plus, with the center diff moved back, it puts more weight forward on the chassis for amazing steering. that is also I reason I like how narrow the chassis from the pics I have seen looks on the car. Plus, I like how the batteries appear to be protected by the chassis, nothing hanging over if what I can tell is correct.