In answer to your question, I Ken't say for sure.
Last years T3 Power were stiffer than the PowerKarves.
I believe the T3 Power and the Ti Power were basically the same ski except for a slight change in materials that allows Volant to make the ski slightly more responsive, and shorter. I think the degree of stiffness is the same. Someone else should comment on this, Phil and anyone else.
The new gold color, which I think is going to be either a: you love it or hate it issue, is strictly a cosmetic marketing plan.
Personally, in the store I was very impressed with the color, outside on a clear blue sky day, while riding the chair lift who knows how much more the color will be enhanced.
While cosmetics are nice, they usually don't effect how the ski performs. I think in Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Sun Valley, Copper, Brecky this color will be all the rage.
I think the true skiers will love it based upon performance only, the gold color will be a bonus, ...maybe.
Finally, better lock these babies up, they will stand out and will be targeted, especially if Volant folds.