November 18, 2022

Serpent SRX8GT ‘23 1:8 GT

Serpent has just announced the latest version of their SRX8GT 1:8 GT car with the ‘23 kit having been re-worked from the ground up. Customer and racers alike wanted a faster, lighter, more nibble and reliable race car heading into the new racing season.  Although Serpent have enjoyed many great race wins and successes in the world of GT racing, they said it was time for us to push the evolution of the class yet again. The engineering group went to work, discussing all aspects and weak points of the previous model and after countless concepts and discussions, they formulated the best possible plan to create the greatest successor they could and the new SRX8GT ‘23 was born.  Some new features of the ’23 include all new bulkheads, new light weight rear body mount, a new radio box, new steering block, all new shock bodies, pistons and shafts.  The car also features a revised chassis plate with holes pre drilled into the chassis for optional weights and the 2speed Shaft Construction has also been updated.

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September 7, 2022

Serpent X20 ’23 Motor mount weights

Serpent has released two motor weight mounts specifically for use on their X20 ’23 1:10 electric touring car.  Offered in 5gram or 10gram options, they improve the centre weight and allow tuning of the weight balance without destroying the overall balance of the chassis, helping the car to be more stable.

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August 22, 2022

Merlin Depta departs Serpent

Merlin Depta has announced his departure from Serpent, the German racer having been a long standing driver & ambassador for one of nitro onroad racing’s pioneering brands.  With an engineering background, Depta was more than just a team driver for the brand and played a key role in Serpent’s chassis developments.  Merlin made his departure public via a post on Facebook shortly after completing the 1:8 Onroad German Nationals on Sunday.

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June 17, 2022

Serpent Medius X20 ‘23 EP touring car

Serpent have introduced their latest, and they claim best, EP touring car yet, the X20 ‘23. New and improved suspension front and rear geometry help improve the car’s rotation. Featuring a beautifully engineered aluminium rear diff, along with a completely newly designed rear upper arm link setup provides increased adjustability. New shocks are also included with a larger 13mm bypass system. The Serpent X20 ‘23 is more adjustable, more refined and gives more performance.

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April 20, 2022

Serpent Viper 990 1/8 GP chassis

Serpent have announced the release of the Viper 990, the successor of the successful 989. The team have spent a lot time testing and development to improve the 989 platform and have put a lot of emphasis on the flex characteristic since that showed very promising results. The main new features include the ultra-narrow chassis which has been milled down to allow the lower radio plate as well as to improve flex. The central hole underneath the tank is narrower, as a consequence of the narrower chassis and so the central weight bridge is now mounted from underneath and allows for a quick change of the weight. The front weight bridge is now also mounted from the bottom to allow easy access to the weight and is now also adjustable from the bottom. There are 2 additional locations to put a small weight, just behind the servo-saver and in front of the engine. The engine has been lowered 1mm for improved flex as well to lower the CG.

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April 1, 2022

Serpent SRX8 GTE 1/8 4wd EP RTR

Serpent now offers the SRX8 GTE in a Ready To Race package, to make this car even more attractive to a broader customer base. Featuring top-quality components throughout such 4wd with cardan shafts, compact & durable gear-diffs, aluminium motor mount, super low longitudinal battery boxes, compact speedo-servo mount, unique angled steering system, 16mm big bore shocks, ball raced anti-roll bars FR and RR, aluminium shock towers, durable suspension and transmission parts and captured suspension pins. The package is completed with pre painted body shell and 2.4 GHz transmitter, waterproof electronic speed controller with small footprint, which fits the SRX8 GTE like a glove and a strong 1900KV brushless motor with lots of torque. Only parts required are the LiPo batteries, charger and transmitter batteries.

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December 15, 2021

Serpent SRX8 Ready To Race version

Serpent now offers the SRX8 1/8 scale Buggy also in a Ready To Race version, so also Hobby racers can now join in for the action. This SRX8 RTR version includes it all. To top off an already awesome package, it includes the powerful .21 Serpent 3-port pull start engine, high end racing chassis with top quality parts and the impressive Dragon RC 2.4Ghz pistol grip transmitter.

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November 19, 2021

T-Works SRX8 DLC coated shock shafts

For the Serpent SRX8 buggy and GT cars, T-Works have produced new front and rear DLC coated shock shafts. The front buggy shafts are 62.3mm, while the rear buggy shafts are 71mm with the GT front and rear shafts both 50.5mm. Sold as a pair, the DLC coating provides a smooth and rigid surface for a better performing shock absorber.

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