I think the FWD would slow things down as opposed to AWD tourers, making it more fair? Maybe that's what HPI was going for?
I really not sure where it's going to go anywhere considering the awesome Cup Racer is $209 on Horizon
I wouldn't mind a cheap on-road class to get into, like if the CupRacers would get more popular
Tamiya has a front wheel drive also. they say it makes a good drift car. so maybe that is where this one is going to be come.