To address the question "FTEs: how fast are they really?", I am going to conduct a racing experiment to determine how FTE cars fare against some fast cars of ‘other’ wheel types like Ultra Hots, Bling, Hot Ones, and blackwalls to name a few.
I chose 16 cars from my collection that I know to be good racers, each with a different non-FTE wheel type, as well as 16 FTE models. I am first going to race the fte models against one another in order to rank them from fastest to slowest. Each fte model will race against all other fte models (15 races for each car). The car with the best win/loss record will be ranked at #1, second best record # 2 etc. I will do the same with the non-fte cars.
Once both sets (fte & non fte) cars are ranked #1 – #16, the “War of the Wheels” race can begin. The race will go as follows: the #16 fte car will go head to head against the #16 non-fte car, #15 fte vs. #15 non-fte, etc., until the final race of the #1 ranked fte will go up against the #1 non-fte, each race going the best of three. Once all of the races have run, the group with the most wins will be considered the victor.
I will post pictures of each fte vs non-fte match-up once each group has been ranked.