Italian company BMT has revealed full details on their all-new 016GT 1/8th nitro GT car. Building on the success of the 011, the kit was developed to provide an ultra low centre of gravity which was achieved by a newly shaped fuel tank and a laydown servo configuration. A specially designed electronics support allows for a swift release after undoing only three screws. Also new is the lightweight transmission with 2-speed gearbox being as light as possible for improved acceleration, braking and mileage while also utilising 0.8 module gears for greater overall drivetrain efficiency.
The chassis utilises aluminium bulkheads for improved strength and car handling and all suspension parts are of a symmetrical design, reducing spare parts costs. The front anti-roll bar is of a blade-type with a new-type wire swaybar being available separately. Great care has also been taken to centralise the weight as much as possible, thus the chassis has minimal overhang both front and rear, resulting in a more agile handling. Other features include an adjustable aluminium servo, carbon fibre front and rear shock towers and radio plate, and aluminium body mounts.