May 23, 2019

Serpent Viper 988e 1/8th electric on-road kit

Serpent have revealed first images and information of their forthcoming new Viper 988e 1/8th electric on-road kit. The car combines the race-proved suspension geometry, sturdy driveline and smooth shock absorbers of the nitro-powered 988 and combines them with the weight bias, flex options and belt driver layout of the Project 4X 1/10th electric touring car. The result is a lightweight chassis with optimised weight distribution and best possible efficiency. The design of the car also makes it super easy to work on for quick setup adjustments and maintenance. The car builds on a lightweight and super narrow 4mm alloy main chassis plate with symmetrical layout and central fixing points fort the suspension, batteries and electronics. The 2-belt drivetrain layout ensures perfect weight distribution and improved efficiency with the mid-shaft assembly allowing for easy spur gear changes. A vertical top deck, as used by some 1/10th electric touring cars, is the backbone of the car that gives the chassis the perfect balance between torsional flex and longitudinal stiffness.

The car was developed for the use with either a 4S straight-type or 6S shorty LiPo battery setups and the symmetrically mounted carbon battery mounting plates with a hook and loop strap system features integrated, flex-free stiffeners. A low profile radio plate ensure a low centre of gravity for high corner speeds. Other features include a rear carbon fibre chassis stiffener, an airflow front bumper, eccentric alloy body mounts, adjustable trailing or leading front hubs, hollow-type A-arms with insets, wire-type anti-roll bars, a front one-way and rear spool drivetrain setup, as well as a modular rear design that allows for ease of maintenance and cleaning. No word yet on a release date but it is understood that the kit is ready to hit stores soon.

Source: Serpent []


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