are this year's fisher price motors as good as the old ones with the black case?

We heard that in the past there were 6V ones which weren’t as good as the older ones that were 12V?
How is this year’s ones versus the two from the past?
Is there a hub for it in the kit or elsewhere?

The motor is the same I believe. I recomment fitting the motors to the BaneBots 36mm gearbox instead of the FP plastic crap gearbox, though.

They are not the exact same motor but look similar. Check out the “2007 Motor Spec” thread for details on the new motors.