Shortly after the announcement of the R8.0 1/8th nitro on-road car ARC have first renderings of an electric-powered variant available. Sharing around 85 percent of parts with the nitro variant the whisper silent electric car will sport a relocated drivetrain with an inner mounting position for the centre belt to allows the battery packs to be mounted as close to the centre of the chassis as possible. The battery trays will accept 2S, 4S and 6S LiPo packs while the motor mount takes industry standard 550-class motors. The speed controller will be located on a separate tray to keep the centre of gravity as low as possible. With the R8.0E being a purpose designed kit there will also be a conversion kit available for the R8.0 allowing nitro drivers to use the car off season. Both the full kit and the conversion will become available in July.