January 13, 2022

Shepherd Velox V8 Ackermann plate & bumper brace

Team Shepherd have introduced two new optional items for the Velox V8.2. The new 8mm Ackermann plate allows to fine tune the steering geometry even more. Under certain circumstances the 8mm plate gives more rotation and higher corner speed, especially in small and tight corners. The new front bumper stiffener is milled from high-quality carbon material and fits the Velox V8.2 as well as the the V8 and the E8 “4S”. Like the previous version it’s held in place with the screws of the front body mounts but it allows more flex at the front end which increases the steering slightly.

View the bumper brace here


October 18, 2021

Pirani RC Velox V8.2 3mm radio plate

Italian brand Pirani RC has designed a new radio plate suitable for Shepherd Velox V8.2 specifically for high traction conditions. The radio plate has a thickness of 3mm instead of the 2.6mm of the original version and is designed to improve the performance on high traction. The result is a more stiff radio plate that increases the corner speed of the car and make it easier to drive.

Source: Pirani RC [piranirc.com]


May 7, 2021

Shepherd Velox V10 AWS 1/10th chassis

Team Shepherd have released the Velox V10 AWS nitro touring kit. The latest variant of the successful V10 platform has been developed in cooperation with team drivers and selected customers around the world to take a big variety of skill levels into account. The kit features the advanced weight system chassis plate that allows the use of sliding weights at the lowest possible point of the car. By moving the included weight forward or backward the balance of the car can be fine tuned in the pitlane with ease. The related battery mount has been updated to a carbon plate instead of the composite version that was included in the AWS set previously. In the rear end the geometry has been updated slightly by moving the lower hinge pins closer together. The camber link carbon plate has been reinforced to increase the durability and aluminium dogbones and the according wheel axles replace the CVC driveshafts and improve the overall handling. The front and rear carbon shock towers feature new shock positions allowing finer adjustments of the shock position while the updated radio plate supports made of 7075 T6 aluminium give more room for a clean wiring of the electronics. Furthermore the clutch bell has been upgraded to the light weight aluminium version and the front body mount carbon plate has been reinforced significantly as requested by many racers. The kit will be ready for shipment in a few days with the upgrade set for Velox V10 2019 owners following very soon.

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March 8, 2021

Pirani RC Velox V8.2 radio tray brace

Coming from Pirani RC is this new carbon radio tray brace for the Shepherd Velox V8.2. Made in high quality carbon fibre, it comes supplied with the longer screw to fix it to the original radio plate. Mounting the brace makes the car easier to drive in high traction condition and improves cornering speed.

View the mounted brace here


February 18, 2021

Team Shepherd Snapback cap

Team Shepherd is happy to release this new high-quality Snapback cap. Coming in a classic black design it’s a must-have for every Shepherd enthusiast. Available immediately it comes in one size and can be adjusted at the rear.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


February 3, 2021

David Loppini joins Shepherd factory team

Shepherd have announced that Italian front-runner David Loppini is joining the Shepherd factory team to race the Velox V10 platform. Working for a motorsport company in real life he is a great addition to the team as he has vast experience in design and development processes. David had the following to say:

I am really excited for this new adventure. The main factor that lead me to this choice is the pursuit of excellence showed by Shepherd factory, from design to material: smooth lines and excellent quality. I feel that team work is the key, and Shepherd is the right environment where to grow. Massive thanks to Giovanni and Patrick for this opportunity. Can’t wait to hit the track.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


January 12, 2021

Oliver Mack returns to Team Shepherd

Team Shepherd have announced the return of former 1/8 On-Road European Champion and multiple German champion Oliver Mack. Back in 2015 Oliver took his maiden European Championship A title running for Shepherd and now he is eager to restart the cooperation with the German manufacturer. Oliver plans to attend local races as well selected international events like the European Championship and ENS races. Oliver had the following to say:

I’m very excited to return to Shepherd and I’m looking forward to cooperate again with such a professional team. Thanks to Patrick and the whole Shepherd family for this opportunity.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


November 23, 2020

Shepherd 1/12th scale foam tyres

Team Shepherd have announced a new line of high quality 1/12th scale foam tyres. The new rim design provides increased traction due to a different flex characteristic. The front tyres are available in 30, 32, 35, 37 & 40 shore and the rear tyres in 25, 28, 30, 32 & 37 shore offering a wide range of possible combinations for different track conditions. Available now.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]