Serpent now offers the Cobra 1/8 scale GT also in a Ready To Race 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 RTR version includes it all. To top of an already awesome package, Serpent joined forces with Novarossi from Italy, to include the powerful Novarossi 3-port pull start engine inside the Cobra !.
Top-quality components packed in a Ready-to-race package, the best start a Hobby-driver can make.
The Serpent Cobra GT is based on the World Cup winning racing chassis. Its designed by World Champion 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, impressive DragonRC 2.4 GHz transmitter with nice LCD screen and easy menu, NovaRossi top quality engine with lots of torque and top speed and still easy to start.
Serpent is one of the leading rc cars brand in the racing world, and now brings the quality and excitement of racing into the hobby and ready to race market. Serpent started back in 1980 and brings all its experience and knowledge together in its wide selection of over 20 different rc cars. Serpent multiple Asian, European and World Champions.
"The Serpent Cobra GT RTR is based on the racing suspension of the famous Cobra buggy. It is designed by World Champion Billy Easton from the USA who brings all his knowledge and experience together in this durable, fast and exciting RTR GT car."
Paolo Morganti, USA
World Cup TQ and winner 2013
Serpent selected the Italian made Novarossi pull start 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 back plate in case you change to a bump start system later, so you can continue with the same engine even longer !
The engine is mounted securely on machined aluminum 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 powerful tune. Fire it up !
The Dragon-RC 2.4 GHz transmitter is included with large LCD screen and an easy menu and many setting possibilities. The transmitter is combined with a small and light Dragon-RC receiver
The Dragon-RC servo’s are included, which are made by Savox for Dragon RC. The strong 10.5 kg units are durable with metal gears.
Chassis plate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminum , with machined pockets to create flex make lighter.
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 bumper plate.
Composite stiffener front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed for extra traction.
CENTRAL RADIO / SERVO MOUNT:
Composite compact composite radio box 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 BRAKE SYSTEM:
The Cobra features a low positioned dual brake system with lightweight glass-fiber disks with spring-loaded 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 GT like crazy.
The foam air filter sits very low in the car, and snug fits tight next to the fuel tank.
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special shaped down stops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grub screw from the bottom, so they won’t drop out.
FRONT ANTI-ROLL BAR:
The balanced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in balanced 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.
Composite steering blocks combined with C-hubs for precise steering. Black hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings , precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset and aluminum wheel nuts.
FRONT SHOCKTOWER AND BODYMOUNTS:
4.0mm thick aluminum anodized shock tower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 3 holes for roll-center positions. 1 centrally located adjustable body mount , and 2 forward mounted adjustable body mounts.
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
ACKERMAN 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 down stops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grub screw from the bottom.
REAR UPRIGHTS ASSEMBLY:
Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong ball joints 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 balanced front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the rear wing mount and runs in balanced 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.
4.0mm thick carbon shock tower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 3 holes for roll-center positions.
REAR WINGMOUNT AND BODYMOUNTS:
Polycarbonate rear low aero wing. Central rear body mount with the rear body post, which are adjustable in height easily.
SHOCKABSORBERS RCM BIG-BORE 16MM:
Anodized threaded aluminum shock bodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjusters with O-rings inside for ride height setting. Shocks use large diameter membranes and large diameter O-rings and bushings to create a super smooth 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:
Color-coded progressive 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.
CAPTURED PIVOT PINS AND BALLS AND BOLTED HINGE PINS:
Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins. All hard steel 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.
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 Cobra uses a 13T / 44T combo gearing. 48T central diff gear, combined with 13T clutch bell. This drive ratio will provide amazing acceleration combined with the low vehicle weight.
HARD BLACK TRANSMISSION PARTS:
The front and rear strong hard black steel carbon shafts connect the differentials .
FRONT AND REAR DRIVE:
The front has captured drive shafts using a CVD system. The rear has durable black steel drive shafts with hard steel pins.
Serpent Cobra GT body, fully pre-painted in a very attractive design and pre-cut too. The very sleek body has excellent handling and good down force.
TYRES / WHEELS:
The Cobra is fitted with pre-mounted DragonRC GT racing tires. The tires 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 separate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.
Black and white promo body-decals ; Serpent generic and Cobra ones.
The RTR kit is packed in a large strong packing box with protection for car and transmitter.
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 plug starter
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