Xray have revealed their new RX8 2021 1/8th scale nitro on-road kit. This racing car features several updates such as the stealth black design, lightened bulkheads for improved flex characteristics for improved flex characteristics, new chassis layout moves the engine closer to the rear axle for increased traction and stability, a redesigned radio plate (that allows more flex to generate more steering and traction), ribbed 2-speed carrier for improved and more consistent shifting and lightened brake disc adapter to reduce the rotating mass.
All-new lightened aluminum bulkheads of the XRAY RX8 2021 have been redesigned for improved flex of the car. The entire aluminum backbone of the car has been blazoned with the stylish stealth black anodized treatment.
The aluminum bulkheads provide optimal stiffness & flex characteristics for better steering characteristics, even with hard spec tires.
The chassis was redesigned featuring the new layout that moves the engine position rearward for increased traction and stability.
The chassis is designed to fit narrow rear suspension configuration that generates more rear traction and improves the stability of the car.
The chassis continues to feature a unique front flex adjustment using a removable aluminum brace.
The narrow layout allows for the intended chassis flex to generate traction and steering. The narrower chassis and angled sides also reduces chassis rub during cornering to help eliminate the feel of the car stalling in mid-corner.
Adjustable weight positions on both sides of the chassis offer quick & easy weight balance adjustment.
The RX8 includes 3 new drive belts to accommodate the new rearward engine position. The PUR®-reinforced high-efficiency low-friction drive belts ensure that all power is properly and efficiently transferred to all drivetrain parts.
To increase traction, the lower shock absorber mounting extensions have all-new geometry. The shorter rear extensions reposition the shock mount location inward. To improve the convenience while working on the car the shock mounting holes are threaded to ensure the lower shock screws do not fall out when the shocks are removed.
Front extensions are made from laser-cut steel and additionally black coated for improved durability and the rear extensions are machined from lightweight aluminum and black anodized.