Serpent Cobra GT GP 1/8 4wd Cup-version Powered by Novarossi engines from Italy Main features - race ready high performance gaspowered 1/8 scale GT, you only need to add your own radio, receiver and servo's. - expert pre-assembled and pre-set - includes powerfull Novarossi pullstart engine (made in Italy) - 4wd with cardanshafts, 3 compact and durable geardiffs, 2-speed gearbox, 3-shoe racing clutch, machined aluminium enginemount, central low double brake system, unique angled steeringsystem, 16mm bigbore shocks, ballraced anti-roll bars FR and RR, 7075 T6 alu shocktower FR and RR, 3mm heavy duty chassisplate with kick-up, durable suspension and transmission parts, captured supension pins, the works !! - Dragon-RC high grip premounted GT racetyres and wheels - DragonRC polished inline tuned pipe system - Serpent Cobra GT bodyshell and large rear aero-wing - full color user manual and decalset included - fully upgradable to full racespec, as all parts of the Cobra GT racecar fit.
Serpent now offers the Cobra 1/8 scale GT also in a Serpent Cup version, to make this superb car even more attractive to a broader customer base, so also Hobby racers can now join in for the action. This cool Cobra GT Cup version includes it all. To top of an already awesome package, Serpent joined forces with Novarossi from Italy, to include the powerfull Novarossi 3-port pullstart engine inside the Cobra !
Topquality components packed in a Cup race package, the best start a Hobby-driver can make.
The Serpent Cobra GT is based on the WorldCup winning racing chassis. Its designed by WorldChampion Billy Easton from the USA who brings all his knowledge and experience together in this durable, fast and exciting RTR GT car.
High end racing chassis with top quality parts, NovaRossi top quality engine with lots of torque and topspeed and still easy to start.
Serpent selected the Italian made Novarossi pullstart engine for the Cobra GT. The outstanding quality level, high performance, combined with easy starting and long lasting runtime, makes this engine the ideal partner to start racing. Novarossi also offers a special backplate in case you change to a bumpstart system later, so you can continue with the same engine even longer !
The engine is mounted securely on machined aluminium engine mounts.
Polished tuned pipe system
The DragonRC polished inline tuned pipe system works really well with the Novarossi engine and produces a sharp and powerfull tune. Fire it up !
Chassisplate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminium , with machined pockets to create flex make lighter. 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.
Large foam bumper, which is kept in place by a upper and lower nylon bumperplate.
Composite stiffner front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed for extra traction.#
Central radio / servo mount
Composite compact composite radiobox which offers good space for the steering and throttle,-brake servo, the receiver and the receiver battery. The whole assembly including linkages can be taken off easily and fast in one go, when cleaning the car, or doing maintenance.
Central low dual brake system
The Cobra features a low positioned dual brake system with lightweight glass-fibre disks with springloaded race-brake pads. Very effective stopping power.
The famous Serpent clutch in 3 shoe version has the right setting for smooth performance, but when you hit the throttle hard it will accelerate the Cobra like crazy. Gearing 16/19T
automatic 2-speed gearbox with centrifugal shoes. The gearbox comes straight from the Viper 977 onroad 1/8 car. Gearing 45-49T
The foam airfilter sits very low in the car, and snugfits tight next to the fueltank.
Composite steeringblocks combined with C-hubs for precise steering. Black hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings , precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset and aluminium wheel nuts.
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, so they wont drop out.
Front anti-roll bar
The ballraced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in ballraced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivotball, for very precise and low friction operation and easy tuning.
Shocktower and bodymounts front
4.0mm thick aluminium anodised shocktower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and and 3 holes for roll-center positions. 1 centrally located adjustable bodymount , and 2 forward mounted adjustable bodymounts.
Angled steering system / servo saver
The bell cranks are angled to reduce the angle of difference between the total caster and steering plane. Therefore you will have less bump steer and a truer steering Ackerman through the entire range of suspension
Ackermann plate aluminium
With the design of the steering bell cranks when changing the Ackermann you will not need to adjust your steering tie rods. You simply will only need to adjust your end points on your radio.
Rear suspension arms
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.
Rear uprights assembly
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, and alu wheel nuts.
Rear anti-roll bar
The ballraced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the rear wingmount and runs in ballraced steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivotball, for very precise and low friction operation.
4.0mm thick carbon shocktower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 3 holes for roll-center positions.
Wingmount and bodymounts rear
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 hardsteel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place. 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.
Shockabsorbers RCM big-bore 16mm
Anodised threaded aluminium shockbodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjusters with o-rings inside for ride height setting. Shocks use large diameter membrames 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.
RCM shock springs
Colorcoded 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 matched.
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
This drive ratio will provide amazing acceleration combined with the low vehicle weight.
Front and rear drive
The front has captured driveshafts using a CVD system. The rear has durable black steel driveshafts with hard steel pins.
Hard black steel transmission parts
The front and rear strong hard black steel cardan shafts connect the differentials .
Serpent Cobra GT body. The very sleek body has excellent handling and good 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.
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 seperate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.
Black and white promo body-decals ; Serpent generic and Cobra ones.
The raceroller is packed in a large strong packing box.
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:
- transmitter and receiver
- 4 x AA batteries for the transmitter
- Receiver battery NIMH / LIFE / LIPO
- fuel with 16 or 25% nitro and fuelbottle
- lexan paint
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