Traxxas and various other online websites say that the Revo is not ment to be a replacement for the T-Maxx. It is simply a "different" truck and Traxxas will continue to make and sell both of them.
Let's be honest now... it makes total sense for Traxxas to continue making one of the most popular RC car/trucks in history (the T-Maxx) as long as there are buyers for it. But the Revo is a replacement without a doubt. If the Revo was somehow targeted for a different purpose, perhaps a race oriented truck with less suspension travel etc. which was great on tracks but not a good basher you could say the two would fill different roles. If the Revo was a different scale, or had a big block engine etc. you could say they fit very different purposes. None of that is true. In fact the roles they fill are nearly 100% identical.
The Revo is designed to fill the EXACT role of the T-Maxx... and do it better in every way. A better racer. (It is lighter, faster, lower CG etc.) A better basher. (More suspension travel, various changes that make it more sturdy etc.) They are almost 99% the same size.
Right now the only different markets that the T-Maxx satisifies vs. the Revo is the "lower cost" market with a truck that costs $100 less than the Revo will at launch. But the Revo will come down in price, they always do. If anyone could explain to me how a T-Maxx is superior in this or that function to a Revo I would understand but the only thing T-Maxx has going for it at this point is 1) price and 2) aftermarket support (but don't doubt the Revo will have it.)
Revo is the T-Maxx 2.0 without a doubt. They are smart not to call it T-Maxx though because a new name goes to show just how different in form a truck it is... even if in function it does what a T-Maxx does. I suspect T-Maxx will be on the market for only 1 or 2 more years and when sales dry up you'll see the Revo become the only monster truck Traxxas sells... because starting in June it will put its famous sibiling to shame.
IMHO of course.
I would love to hear what you think of the statement that "the Revo is not the T-Maxx replacement."