Well I've seen the Traxxas Ford GT in actual pics and videos...not the "enhanced" Traxxas pic you see above. It really is not that impressive a body. ANY Tamiya body is more detailed. The AMG GT is just one example that crushes the Traxxas for detail. I'm waiting for the WRX Nuremberg model from Tamiya. That looks good too.
As for the Traxxas chassis; that looks good. Well designed for a RTR with standard ball bearings and oil filled shocks. IT IS NICE. REVOLUTIONARY. NO.
But one could find a more equipped Tamiya chassis such as the TT02 Type S #58600 $164.99 at Tower Hobbies:
Now one would also have to purchase a body. Price and performance is definitely in Traxxas's favor. I just can't pull the trigger on one. I am not a fan of the 200mm body size. I prefer the 190mm. It seems to have a better chance of scale-ism.
I had a Traxxas Slash and basically sold it within days of ownership. It just had no soul. I know it is just a hunk of plastic...but I swear some RC vehicles have a soul. The Slash had NONE.
I am biased. I like the Tamiya models. I am also not ignorant. For Traxxas to come out with an updated 4Tec, I am very pleased. They had balls to do so considering the tame market for touring cars. Hope maybe they can raise the tide for all the other manufacturers that have offerings in this segment.