September 21, 2017

Serpent 988 1/8th nitro on-road kit

Serpent have officially unveiled their all-new Viper 988 1/8th nitro on-road car. The latest evolution step of the world championship winning Viper platform was first seen at the Ettlingen round of the 2017 ENS, and it is based on a redesigned flex control chassis made of 7075-T6 aluminium that allows to use a weight balance system and carbon fibre flex brace. A flow-type aero-style bumper with separate inserts will control overall steering and grip while newly-designed front and rear multi-piece suspension arms allow to adjust the overall flex of the wishbones using composite or optional carbon fibre inserts. In addition, hard arms are also available if more strength and even less flex is needed.

The new, longer rear arms make for a refined suspension geometry that creates more steering and overall grip with the arms mounts are spaced closer together. Also part of the 988 package are new front downstops that allow to adjust the suspension droop from the bottom or the top while new smart design anodised aluminium brackets and bearing blocks in the front and rear allow for the convenient and swift change of parts, anti-roll bars and ease up general maintenance. The kit also includes new, longer rear CV-style driveshafts, the compact and lightweight 2-speed unit moved back to the 2-speed shaft and the same anti-roll bars are used in the front and the rear. The Viper 988 kit is available from now on.

Key features:
– New front and rear lower suspension arms in a new hollow type design, with separate screw on top-covers
– The rear arms longer then before to suit the new rear geometry
– New rear end geometry creates more steering and overall grip
– Lower rear pivot pins are sitting closer together, creating a longer link between the pivot and upright
– Longer rear CVD style driveshafts made from proven Serpent spring steel
– New smart design anodised aluminium brackets and bearing blocks front and rear
– Same anti-roll bars used front and rear
– New type front downstops for quick re-setting from top or bottom even inside the pits
– Compact disc brake unit moved back to the 2-speed shaft
– New flow type aero style bumper with separate inserts
– New optimised flex control 7075-T6 chassis with weights system and carbon flex brace

Source: Serpent []


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