The advert reminds me of an Audi or BMW advert, so well done GW.
I agree with your opinion that the model looks terrific and nothing says Speed Freak better than a red hot rod, but I am sad that the model has lost some of the Orkiness of the original.
Yeah, I showed my wife and we both thought it looked like something Audi would dream up.
By 'lost some of the Orkiness', is it the fact it looks less ramshackle? Personally, comparing the two, I think the old one looks like deep fried dog do, but I think that speaks more to how much I like the new model.
Also, it's a n Ork plastic box. I'm guessing there will be several ways to construct this beast...and that's just if you construct per the instructions. I reckon there will be at least a dozen nuances that you can get ou of the set without converting. Add in a little extra work and the options will be limitless.