Using the same set-up (X-cel at 56lbs) as the 2012 Pure Drive, the V1 beats the Babolat in every category, except in a slice dropshot. I could drop it perfectly with the PD, where with the Volkl I'll often land it close to the service line. Will probably find a more spin-friendly string for it next time.
Everything else is better. Crisper groundstrokes, better volleys, more pace and accuracy on serves. It is the best racquet I've ever played, and I don't plan on changing for the next 3-5 years.
Oh yeah, and gorgeous too.