I have an idea for a set of four racial ships that are faster and more agile than Shuttles, and have higher warp speeds than any of the other ship in the game. They could have: no or a low number of High Slots (with no Turret or Launcher Hardpoints) for a Cloaking Device (maybe Covert Ops) and/or maybe Smartbombs; a medium number of Mid Slots for active Propulsion equipment like an Afterburner, a Microwarpdrive, a Micro Jump Drive, and/or a Micro Jump Field Generator, and if needed a Capacitor Booster; and a Large number of Low Slots for passive Propulsion equipment, notably Inertial Stabilizers, Hyperspatial Accelerators, Overdrive Injector Systems, and Warp Core Stabilizers. There could also be Rig Slots, most probably used for Astronautic Rigs. The ships could maybe even have bonuses to various Navigation systems (Max Velocity, Inertia Modifier, Warp Speed) based on trained Skill levels. These ships could be Tech II Shuttles or an entirely new ship type. Perhaps they could have low cargo holds, like Shuttles; a cargo hold that is too large would be out-of-balance.
I also think that Shuttles should have new names instead of just being named after their respective races, like “Caldari Shuttle.”
Lastly, it might be cool if there were standard Tech I and Tech II Propulsion upgrades for the Hyperspatial Accelerators and Jump Drive Economizers, instead of “Limited,” “Experimental,” and “Prototype.”