Chassis plate in 3mm 6061T6 aluminium. Kick-up angle on front for stabile landings. Countersunk holes. Slots to locate the front and rear suspension mounts precisely. Angled sides to increase stiffness.
Composite stiffner front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed.
This radio box design allowed us to have a lot of new advancements for this car, which included, as seen above a new updated center diff assembly and super easy to adjust braking mechanism. The flush mounted transponder and carbon fiber decals, set this thing apart from anything you
Steering blocks assembly
Composite steering blocks combined with 10 degr C-hubs for precise steering. Spring steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset . Flanged wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not loose a wheel nut in a race.
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special shaped downstops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom.
Front anti-roll bar
The front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivot ball, for very precise and low friction operation and easy tuning.
Shocktower and bodymounts front
4.0mm thick aluminium anodized shocktower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and and 4 holes for roll-center positions. Strong, in height adjustable bodymounts with wide top-section to seat the body well.
Rear suspension arms and uprights
Durable longer oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special downstops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom. Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong balljoints to pre-set camber. Hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner ones with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset. Flanged wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not loose a wheel nut in a race.
Shocktower rear and Bodymount
4mm thick aluminium shocktower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 4 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 4 holes for roll-center positions.
Polycarbonate rear low aero wing. Central rear bodymount with the rear bodypost, which are adjustable in height easily .
Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins
All spring-steel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place and made in spring-steel quality. This relieves stress on the hinge pin when adjusting the kick up, or anti squat. Your pin is free to rotate to any angle without binding.
Shock absorbers RCM big-bore 16mm / RCM shock springs
Anodized aluminium shock bodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjuster clips for ride height setting. Shocks use large diameter membranes and large diameter O-rings and bushings to create a supersmooth and leak-proof package. Large diameter pistons are held in place by a nut on the polished shock-rods tops. Open type spring retainer to let dirt out easy.
Color-coded progressive race shock springs are supplied for the 1st standard set-up and all springs are grinded flat top and bottom, and checked individually for tension and length and are matched.
Compact gear differentials - 2-speed gearbox
Very compact gear differentials with very smooth metal sintered gears, and steel shaft. Perfect sealing case with special gasket and O-rings. Very light and durable outdrive cups in spring-steel. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings.
The automatic 2-speed SL8 XLI gearbox with centrifugal shoes. The gearbox comes straight from the Viper 990 on road 1/8 car. Gearing 58-63T
Front and rear drive
The front has captured driveshafts using a CVD system. The rear has durable black steel driveshafts with hard steel pins.
Serpent superlow SRX8 GT body, fully pre-painted in a very attractive design and pre-cut too. The very low body has excellent handling and downforce
Tyres / wheels
The Cobra is fitted with premounted DragonRC GT racing tyres. The tyres are glued on durable but flexible DragonRC race-wheels with cell-foam inserts. A super-package for excellent grip on the most common surfaces
Transmitter and receiver
The DragonRC DTS-3 2.4GHZ pistol type transmitter
The small and light receiver is fitted inside the radiobox of the car.
The Serpent S21 pull start engine for SRX8 GT has a outstanding quality level, high performance, combined with easy starting and long lasting runtime, makes this engine the ideal partner to start racing. The engine is mounted securely on machined aluminium engine mounts.
Oils and grease
Top-quality silicone shock-oil, silicone diff oil and some grease is used to meet the standard set-up.
Manual and set-up
Full color user manual with easy to follow steps, exploded views for easy spares ordering. A separate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.
Black and white promo body-decals ; Serpent generic and SRX8 GT ones.
The RTR kit is packed in a colorful large strong packing box with protection for car and transmitter.
Serpent SRX8 GT RTR 1/8 4wd GP
- race ready high performance 1/8 gas powered GT
- expert pre-assembled and pre-set
- 4wd with cardan shafts, 2 compact ,durable
geardiffs, compact radiobox , unique angled
steering system, 16mm big bore shocks, ball
raced anti-roll bars FR and RR, 6061T6 alu
shocktower FR and RR, durable suspension and
transmission parts, captured suspension pins,
the works !!
- Serpent S21 pull start engine
- Serpent .21 Pipe set polished Inline
- Dragon-RC pistol type transmitter 2.4 GHz
- Dragon-RC 15kg strong servo with metal gears
- Dragon-RC high grip premounted GT racetyres and
- prepainted and precut ultra-low GT bodyshell and
large rear aero-wing
- full color user manual and decal set included
Service and Support
The Serpent distributor, dealer or agent is your source for more info, but also the Serpent website and the member section and the YouTube channel provides lots of information.
Needed to complete the car:
- 4 x AA batteries for the transmitter
- Receiver battery NIMH / LIFE / LIPO
- fuel with 16 or 25% nitro and fuel bottle
- glow plugstarter