unno if it's the same model you're referring to, but I got to play thru a new Tour VB215 with 2 Black Widows and the retro aluminum strips on the side, with the new oval Peavey badge for three practices. Sounded awesome with a Peavey Max or Peavey Nitrobass head. Surprisingly, I didn't think it was dark at all, like the older 80s style 215s. It could be EQ'd to sound very punchy while still sounding huge and warm. I don't know if the speakers are radically different from the old days or if the cab design made the difference, but it was never muddy or wet blanketed. Very clear when EQ'd correctly. I don't know how it would be for funk, but for classic rock and new country it was perfect: clear and punchy, but still warm and smooth. And standing in front of it was a blast when it was pumping. A real pants-flapper. And if it's anything like the old PV cabs it will last forever and three days on the road.
I didn't care for the new PV NEO Tour cabs (tried the 410 NEO), personally. And I didn't really like the older PV 215s for how I play, though some love them. But the Tour VB215 was perfect for me and what/how I play. It was everything I like about the Avatar B212 but with even better mids. If it didn't weigh two tons and if it would have fit in my car I would have bought one.