The X10 is an all-new 1/10 GT pancar based on the XRAY’s European Championship-winning X12 pancar. Sharing many high-performance parts with its smaller cousin, the X10 has all the finest details incorporated into it to achieve a state of perfection. XRAY focused its efforts on refining all of the already well-thought-out parts and assemblies to make the new X10 easy to drive, work on, and adjust.
Designed in virtual reality using the world's most sophisticated CAD tools, and manufactured using the world's best machining and molding machinery, the X10 has attained a level of premium perfection in all details that is second to none. All parts are purpose-designed and manufactured by XRAY, so all parts fit and work perfectly together.
In a world where overly-complicated designs can sometimes hinder rather than enhance, the X10 stands alone and ahead as the best performing out-of-the-box racer.
Legendary XRAY premium design, workmanship & material quality and unmatched attention to the finest details result in a state of perfection achieved by well thought-out refinements to create a car that is easy to drive, work on, and adjust. From unique HUDY Spring Steel™, through the world’s strongest Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, along with XRAY’s own secret composite mixtures, to the premium high grade graphite materials… everything is exclusive and premium on the X10. Using premium European exclusive materials crafted by XRAY’s engineering artists using the state of the art German, Italian, and Swiss CNC machines, the X10 is a blend of only the world’s finest.
All-new narrower design
All-new weight balance
All-new battery placement
All-new narrower rear pod
All-new link rear pod upper plate
All-new composite pod link placement
All-new ride height shims
All-new side tubes
All-new rear link brace
All-new side spring placement
All-new front suspension arms
All-new front suspension harder material
All-new front track-width adjustment
All-new servo saver
All-new ride height adjustment
All-new front eccentric inserts
All-new composite balls for front kingpin suspension
The new narrower chassis was redesigned for improved steering response and overall traction on all track surfaces. The narrow chassis has more torsional stability which results in increased grip, while at the same time eliminates the scrub effect in high-speed corners. With the new narrower chassis, the car handles bumps much better as well.
The new chassis is dramatically narrowed in the rear area to allow composite pod links to move maximally to the center for better steering response and improved side-to-side weight transition.
Battery slots were removed and battery placement was modified to allow the fitting of standard as well as short LiPo batteries. The CNC-machined chassis is custom-manufactured from stiffer 2.5mm high-grade graphite material with a specially-designed compound for carpet racing.
Battery placement position in the chassis has a significant influence on weight balance adjustment. Since new LiPo batteries now replace older NiMH batteries, the under-chassis grooves have been removed. The chassis has been designed to use either standard-sized or short LiPo batteries; shorter LiPo batteries may be put in either a forward or rearward position, and secured by composite battery holders.
The new narrower chassis with new narrow rear pod design allows the composite rear pod links to be placed more centrally, resulting in increased steering response and improved side-to-side weight transition.
The compact and ultra-lightweight rear pod is constructed from high-strength aluminum bulkheads, a rear aluminum brace, and thin but strong high-grade graphite plates.
The smart pod design allows for super-easy motor top access, accommodating all motors. Eccentric composite bushings are included for ultra-fine rear ride height adjustment.
Lateral damper side tubes replace the side shock for smoother and more consistent operation. The lateral damping side tubes provide ultra-smooth side damping, making the car easier to drive and easier to work on. The outer aluminum tube and inner Delrin® tube operate ultra-smoothly.
Side springs are placed directly on the chassis for smooth and precise movement.
Pod Upper Plate.
The rear pod upper plate has been designed to accommodate the new lateral damper side tubes.
Rear Link Brace.
The rear graphite brace has a reinforced design for increased durability and more resistance to tweak. With the new design, the side springs are placed directly on the pod graphite plate (instead of side links) for better and more consistent damping. The graphite brace has been redesigned to accommodate the new lateral damper side tubes, and also the aluminum stands have been lowered to allow for a lowered graphite brace for more steering.
The front suspension has been completely redesigned and improved. The new lower suspension arms feature smart eccentric aluminum inserts which allow quick & easy changing and setting of track-width depending on track conditions. Optional aluminum 0.5mm and 1.0mm eccentrics are used to set wider or narrower track-width.
Ride Height Shims.
The new front suspension uses new ride height adjustment shims which enable very quick, precise and hassle-free ride height adjustment for various track conditions. The set of 0.2, 0.4, and 0.6mm ride height adjustment shims are included for fine tuning.
Hard Front Suspension Material.
New front lower arms are made from a harder material to make the car easier to drive and give smoother steering. Optional upper arms, steering blocks and front upper arm mounts are also available, made from a harder material.
New 4-spring servo saver gives more precise steering, making the car easier to drive while handling more consistently.
The tiny yet robust servo saver protects the servo from impact damage. Easy Ackermann adjustment is made via shims mounted below steering block pivot balls.
Composite front lower pivot balls replace the original steel balls, allowing the front suspension to work more smoothly.
Premium Composite Parts.
All composite parts are manufactured by XRAY using premium self-developed composite mixtures which guarantee sufficient flex of the suspension parts, while being hard enough to withstand hard impacts.
Strong, simple, yet refined front suspension made from strong, lightweight, self-developed composite material. Reactive caster settings available using 2.5°, 5.0° or 7.5° eccentric bushings. Tiny yet strong HUDY Spring Steel™ upper pivot balls ensure smooth, bind-free operation, while composite lower pivot balls allow the front suspension to operate even more smoothly. Fast & easy adjustment of front caster, track-width, roll center and ride height via included shims and clips.
Reactive caster is easily adjustable by using easy-to-change eccentric bushings of 2.5°, 5.0° or 7.5° (included). Reactive caster is used to adjust the amount of caster change when the front end of the car is compressing (diving) or decompressing (rising).
Chassis features pre-drilled holes for the servo mounts on both left and right side which allows the placement of the servo to balance the car as necessary. Aluminum servo stands allow flat mounting of the servo to the chassis to keep lowest possible CG.
The quick adjustable Ackermann positions can be adjusted by adding/removing shims between the servo and servo holders. The composite shims included in the kit come in three different sizes: 3x6x1, 3x6x2, 3x6x3. Ackermann influences the steering of the car, and therefore it is important to make it an adjustable feature.
The rear suspension features a conventional rear pod that is adjustable via pivot-ball links, providing extremely easy assembly and tuning while being very effective and give the highest competitive performance.
Rear POD bulkheads are CNC-machined from premium extra-hard Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, additionally black coated for long life and stylish look. The bulkheads are strategically machined to reduce weight to minimum while retaining strength.
Rear Ride Height.
Ride height is easily adjustable using included eccentric rear axle bushings, as well as adjustable shock preload for middle ride height adjustment.
The open top design of the rear pod left-side bulkhead provides super-easy motor top access. The rear pod accommodates all motors.
The ultra strong lightweight steel axle is used to provide maximum reliability even in the serious crashes. The rear differential features high-grade precision carbide balls for spur gear, hardened and precision-ground D-steel shims, and premium carbide axial thrust bearing.
Precision-molded spur gear is made from XRAY's exclusive composite material, ensuring true running, super-quiet operation, and robustness for handling powerful motors. A range of optional spur gears for fine tuning is available.
Micro Shock Absorber.
XRAY micro shock has a scaled-down design from its “big brother” counterpart in XRAY’s successful touring car platform. The fully-adjustable shock features an aluminum shock body that is hard-anodized for ultra durability. The fine-threaded shock body allows for quick and easy shock spring preload adjustment. Tiny thin shock membrane gives smooth dampening characteristics, and a super-soft silicone shock O-ring gives super-smooth operation while preventing oil leakage. The ultra-finely finished shock shaft with precise-molded composite shock piston ensures optimum shock oil flow and smooth shock absorber action. A simple yet smart shock construction allows for quick and easy shock-length adjustment for rear pod downstop adjustment.
Front upper 3mm adjustable HUDY Spring Steel™ camber turnbuckles are lightweight yet can withstand hard impacts, with precision threading to ensure fine camber adjustment. Adjustable 4mm steering linkages are made from lightweight aluminum.
Ultra-precise wheel axles CNC-machined from premium HUDY Spring Steel™ and are additionally hardened and hand ground for precision fitment.
Alu Rear Hubs.
Aluminum rear hubs are machined from lightweight aircraft aluminum, specially lightened and black-coated for stylish looks. The rear left aluminum wheel hub features a center-balanced clamping mounting system, ensuring secure mounting while eliminating vibration and run-out.
A tiny lightweight antenna mount secures the lightweight yet strong molded fiberglass rollover antenna.
Adjustable Body Posts.
Robust body posts with fully-adjustable body holders; optional super fine +1 or +2mm body backstops available optionally for even more super-fine body height adjustment.
XRAY Premium Silicone Oils are manufactured in Europe by a specialized premium silicone oil manufacturer; these new oils were exclusively created for XRAY. Each batch of premium oil is laboratory tested and calibrated to ensure the highest possible consistency and quality batch-to-batch. Based on the industry-standard cSt rating, the new line of oils will be easy to identify, adjust, and feel.
When following any set-up sheets by XRAY or XRAY team drivers, you can be sure that the oils you will get for your car will be exactly same as used by the factory racing team, thus ensuring very exacting set-ups and handling of the car.
Fully adjustable front camber, caster, and toe; front & rear track-width, front & rear ride height, front & rear springs, rear shock absorber, rear downstop, pod damping, battery position, pod weight balance, and chassis tweak.
Chassis Weight Balance Adjustment.
Chassis and rear POD features pre-drilled centerline holes for optimum weight balance adjustment using HUDY Balancing Tool #107880
XRAY Instruction Manual.
XRAY Instruction Manuals have become the industry standard, and are simply the best manuals you will ever get with an RC model car. Whether you are a first-time builder or an experienced racer, all the instructions are straight-forward and easy to understand. The full-color instruction manual contains large 3D illustrations for easy comprehension.
XRAY’s VIP Customer Treatment.
Owning an XRAY model racing car is an experience on its own. Not only will you own the most premium luxury model racing car, but you will also become a member of the prestigious family of XRAY owners with superb support and service from the XRAY factory. The XRAY Web portal features up-to-date racing news and latest product developments. If you have any questions, problems or comments, you can ask the XRAY Support Team or any XRAY Factory Team Driver on the XRAY Support Forum. You can even upload your own set-up sheets or download from the largest RC set-up database at the exclusive XRAY Virtual Set-up Sheet Database. And that is only the start of the VIP treatment you get by joining Team XRAY.
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