The old/new brand from the father was nostalgic and aimed at lower price points. I thought this was a great idea. Get more people hooked and eventually they upgrade to the TRX hobby brand. A summit/Pede hybrid seemed a good fit for that strategy. Guessing retail after launch will be a bit above $200 so that may be the answer to my question.
I do think it offers a pretty exciting/simple power train, but wonder if this is a reason for not launching VXL option.
I think it will be a winner for TRAXXAS, just observing recent product launches and trying to draw something form them. I hope they have something more exciting waiting in R&D and haven't changed strategy. Their last high-end probably didn't meet sales expectations. Full disclosure, I have an XO-1 and it is AWESOME! Intense driving experience.