well i drove a wildcat at cloud 9 ranch and let me tell ya, that thing was like riding a marshmallow it was super soft, i liked how quiet it was and climbed a couple hills. and for those of you that know cloud9 i climbed the rough side of camo hill, no its not the meanest toughest hill but its not something your gona climb on just anything! and was impressed with the ease that it climbed with. the power was definately down a lil bit but to be honest it was faster than i thought itd be, so if the maverick rides 75% as good as the kitty kat leme tell ya its gona be awesome!!!!!!!!I predict same as TX except I don't see the XP winning 0-30. The youtube vid's I have watched show the XP getting off the line slightly quicker but I doubt they even reach 30mph before the maverick passes the XP like it's standing still. I predict the XP gets shut out. Good at everything but no longer the best at anything.
The Wildcat will be the clear winner at rock crawling SO LONG AS:::
the SLD does not let go, or if it breaks a diff or a driveshaft ,or an axel, or the tip over sensor goes, or the fuel pump quits, or if it blows a belt, or the shifter linkage breaks, or if oil starts blowing out out of the engine, a front A-arm bends in half, if tie rods bend, the starter quits,,, etc, etc, you get the picture , during the course of the competition.
Wildcat is clearly the best set-up for crawling and handling the big bumps but they seriously need to work a few bugs out of their car. Hopefully the X addresses all of these issues plus turning radius and reliable power.