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April 8, 2016

Serpent introduce revolutionary 4-X touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

During this weekend’s round 3 of the 2015/16 ETS in Wels, Austria, we were able to snap first images of Serpent’s revolutionary Project 4-X touring car prototype. The Serpent factory team of Wilck, Fischer and Borowski are running the car that was created with the input of newly appointed touring car designer David Ehrbar with the vehicle featuring a revolutionary decoupled pull-rod suspension system that uses two separate shocks to take care of the downtravel and the roll respectively. Designed to work without a top deck, the layout also features a very low centre of gravity and an inverted steering system – with the bellcranks facing towards the rear of the car, as seen on many 1/10th 2WD buggies – which allows for a more consistent Ackermann angle throughout the whole travel. Also completely new, the suspension arms and hubs use a pivot ball system and are completely identical for both front and rear end.


Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car
Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Serpent introduce revolutionary X4 touring car

Larger images of the car can be found in our New in the Pits feature here and you can also view our complete event coverage here.



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