Unless I'm mistaken here the YT-2400 is pretty much the cutting edge of light freighters in the classic trilogy era. And Rebels take place several years before the battle of Yavin. So while it certainly is possible that the actual Ghost might have better-than-average stats due to extensive modifications (much like the Falcon) I personally feel that the stock VC-100 should be substatially less awesome.
Until we know more, I would assume it's newer then the YT-1300 but older then the YT-2400. Here are comparisons of the performance stats of the 1300, VCX-100, and 2400:
YT-1300 / VCX-100 / YT-2400
Speed: 3 / 3 / 3
Handling: -1 / -1 / +0
Shields: 1--1 for all three
HT: 22 / 25 / 25 (I tout the VC-100 as a bigger 2 deck ship dedicated to cargo)
SS: 15 / 15 / 18
Armor: 3 / 3 / 4 (hmm, typo there, my pencil notes say 3 armor, my PDF has 4, I will correct it)
Primary Hyper: 2 / 2 / 2
Backup Hyper: 12 / 15 / 12
Encumbrance: 165 / 180 / 140 (again, I designed the VC-100 as stressing cargo)
Hard Points: 6 / 4 / 5
Cost: 100k / 130k / 130k
Comparing to the YT-1300, it carrys more cargo and +2 HT but with a loss of 2 hard points.
Comparing to the newer YT-2400, it carrys more cargo, but has less hard points, less SS, less armor (with my correction), and poorer handling.
I think that is substantially less awesome then the YT-2400. Heck, compared to the YT-1300 I don't think it is the best choice unless cargo is important to you. That was my intention so that works for me.
After comparing these side by side, perhaps I should even drop the VCX-100's cost a bit? It is newer (until we are told differently) then the YT-1300 but older then the YT-2400. Drop price to 115k?
Edited by Sturn, 26 May 2014 - 05:16 PM.