News

10-27-2020
Alvaro Fernandez is Northwest regional Champion 2020 with Serpent.

In this difficult year due to Coronavirus situation, with some national races and EC Championship cancelled here in Spain, we was able to race only regional races in the Northwest of Spain here at Galicia.

This year we try also electric touring superstock with the new Serpent X20, racing on same wekeends like our usual category 1/8 On Road Nitro with our Serpent 989.

A lot of work on pits with both categories but really fun, and things goes very well as we won the Championship on both scales with one race to dispute end this month. Both cars X20 & S989 worked very nice in our different tracks, really happy with their performance!



I hope this situation can change soon in the near future to see races with more pilots and see all our friends from other places.

I hope 2021 can be better for all. Only just add my sincere thanks to Serpent and Bumpers Online for their support!
Thank you!

Alvaro Fernández

Team Serpent.

10-09-2020
Serpent Medius X20 '21 is ready to ship!

An evolution of the original X20 Medius!
Learning from the X20 we have improved some handling characteristics to make the car
more nimble and improve corner speed, stiffening of the chassis in critical areas to change
the flex points along with tweaking the roll centre has led to the all improved speed.
A Refresh on the already smooth drivetrain gives us more acceleration and nicer torque
delivery with the all new ball raced driveshaft system.
Innovative New Steering hubs allow a multitude of setup combinations including an industry
first axle offset option.
The new X20Â’21 is lighter, faster and more adjustable.

www.serpent.com/400037
www.serpent.com/400038

09-20-2020
We welcome Tam Chi Man and Hui Chin Ho to Team Serpent Hong Kong 🇭🇰

We welcome Tam Chi Man and Hui Chin Ho to Team Serpent Hong Kong 🇭🇰

They will use the Serpent Viper 989 for there racing.

09-11-2020
Serpent Natrix 750 EVO is coming soon!

The Serpent 750 Evo Natrix is the evolution of the ultra-successful 750. To improve the car we left no stone unturned and tried our ultimate best to make an even better car

www.serpent.com/804012

Shipping from the factory on the 14th of September

08-17-2020
Michael Salven wins 40+ Maters race at ENS in Aigen Austria

Michael Salven wins 1:8 +40 Masters class, Michael Salven put on a masterful display with his Serpent 989 40th anniversary car. In the final, leading from pole position to take a comfortable win.

08-05-2020
Serpent 804450 Oneway diff fr S7XX is now available!

The drag assisted one-way for the Serpent 750 is a very nice option.
Replacing the normal front diff, it enables you to still brake and turn in like a diff but the exit drive and change of direction on-throttle is much better.
It is important though to adjust the oil viscosity according to the available grip level.
With lower grip level you should go to thicker oil to get more front braking power.

www.serpent.com/804450

08-03-2020
Serpent SRX8GTE WC is coming soon!

The SRX8GTE WC is based on the SRX8GTE that has proven his great potential on the World championships in Miami this Jan 2020. The SRX8GTE WC shares many high performance parts from the successful SRX8 platform. In addition to the details carried over from the SRX8 platform, we have introduced many new, design concepts to push the SRX8GTE WC well into the future as well as set its self apart from all competition.

07-20-2020
Serpent SRX8T-e is shipping now!

After the introduction of the long awaited SRX8-T, Serpent shifted into high gear, and prepared to complete the entire 1/8th line with the SRX8-T Electric. Transforming the Nitro version into an E version in a short time was nothing short of our highest priority. Take the best Nitro Truggy we have ever developed, and go electric. Retain all the key factors: performance, reliability, durability, ease of assembly as well as maintenance, coupled with all new suspension geometry, we feel this all new E Truggy is built for success. Using all of our high quality metals, plastics and rubber, we spared zero when it came to building the best product we could. During testing this all new E truggy exceeded all expectations we have set forth. Not only did this all new E truggy out perform its predecessor, it annihilated it. It was faster, more durable, easier to drive and straight up vicious on the race track. Without Further a due, letÂ’s get started with all the new features of the SRX8-T Electric.

www.serpent.com/600064

07-05-2020
Serpent Racing mask avalible now

Serpent Racing Mask is your perfect outdoor essential.

Carefully designed for all weather conditions, keeping breathability and comfort in mind, Serpent racing reusable outdoor protection mask keeps you safe from dangerous viruses, pollutants, dust etc.

The mask is designed to fit an optional filter giving a better protection and keeping it fresh at all times.

The mask’s ear loops can be adjusted to your desired fit. Each one is made to rest comfortably on your face without obscuring your view or constricting your chin and cheek which makes it ideal for racing RC cars.


www.serpent.com/190247

07-05-2020
Serpent Racing mask avalible now

Serpent Racing Mask is your perfect outdoor essential.

Carefully designed for all weather conditions, keeping breathability and comfort in mind, Serpent racing reusable outdoor protection mask keeps you safe from dangerous viruses, pollutants, dust etc.

The mask is designed to fit an optional filter giving a better protection and keeping it fresh at all times.

The maskÂ’s ear loops can be adjusted to your desired fit. Each one is made to rest comfortably on your face without obscuring your view or constricting your chin and cheek which makes it ideal for racing RC cars.

www.serpent.com/190247

06-30-2020
Serpent SRX8GT TQ is shipping now!!!!

Serpent is proud to announce the release of Serpent SRX8GT TQ 1/8 GP (SER600063).

The SRX8GT TQ is based on the SRX8GT that has proven his great potential on the World championships in Miami this Jan 2020. The SRX8GT TQ shares many high performance parts from the successful SRX8 platform. In addition to the details carried over from the SRX8 platform, we have introduced many new, design concepts to push the SRX8GT TQ well into the future as well as set its self apart from all competition.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11360

Shipping from July 1st

06-26-2020
New optional chassis brace set for the Serpent X20 cars

A new chassis brace specialy desinged for the X20 cars. With this brace you can adjust the amount of flex at the rear of the chassis with setscrews.
This optionals set is avalible now.

www.serpent.com/401913

www.serpent.com/401913

06-22-2020
Viper 989 40th anniversary is shipping now!!!

The Serpent Viper 989 40th anniversary is the latest development of Serpent on the 1/8 gas market. The Viper 989 has shown it’s potential at the first appearance at the world championship in steel city. With 2 cars in the main final and leading until 3 minutes from the end has shown that the work on it’s main features like weight, weight distribution, flex, transmission has been successful. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Serpent, we will come out with this edition of the 989, which is the exact replica of what the team used at the Worlds, including the parts necessary to also copy that exact set-up. Due to the unique circumstances at this race with the extreme grip, this set-up will not always work, but a more “standard” set-up is also possible The kit wil come with a Serpent Pit Mat 40th anniversary www.serpent.com/1904 and a Serpent Rugsack 1/8 www.serpent.com/1906

06-18-2020
Serpent SRX8T-e is coming soon!

After the introduction of the long awaited SRX8-T, Serpent shifted into high gear, and prepared to complete the entire 1/8th line with the SRX8-T Electric.

05-11-2020
Serpent SRX8T is shipping now!

Serpent SRX8 Truggy GP 1/8 4wd The wait is overÂ…Â…After over 8 years, Serpent has answered the call of the wild, and is proud to introduce the all new SRX8-T. Transforming the already successful SRX8 platform into a Truck was not just expected, but a necessity. With countless years of learning our original S811T platform, we embarked on a mission to create a vehicle that would raise the bar of expectation in the truggy category. Considering all key factors: performance, reliability, durability, ease of assembly as well as maintenance, coupled with all new suspension geometry we feel this new truggy is poised for success. Using all of our high quality metals, plastics and rubber, we spared zero when it came to building the best product we could. During testing the truck was nothing short of exceptional, jumping was improved, traction improved, balance improved, durability improved, this is simply the best truggy we have ever produced. Without Further a due, letÂ’s get started with all the new features of the SRX8-T

04-21-2020
New Serpent distributor in Brazil!!

Serpent is proud to present the new Brazil distributor ImpactRC.
ImpactRC will have all cars and parts from Serpent available.

http://www.lojaimpactrc.com.br/

04-14-2020
Serpent Medius X20FWD is coming soon!

X20FWD is the result of utilizing design of the X20 touring car.
The chassis is based on the popular mid motor design, using a light weight and strong 1-piece motor mount concept, without any interference between the front and rear chassis flex while still allowing center flex adjustability. The advantage for this style of design is to allow maximum flex capabilities without impacting the drivetrain, meaning smoother power delivery, more consistency and less chance of stripping spurs.

Coming Soon!!

04-08-2020
Serpent SRX2 Gen3 Carpet coming soon

The Srx-2 Gen3 has been completely re-designed from the ground up. The customers, racers, and fan favorite trolls have shared their glories, opinions, and pains about the previous SRX-2Â’s. We were open minded and willing to meet every expectation to push the boundaries of our product and the 1/10 2wd Market. The new SRX-2 needed to be slimmer, stylish, tougher, easier to work on, and above all else Faster. With over 85% of the parts being new, all the while, still being able to use most all previous SRX-2 parts, this car is an absolute masterpiece of construction. You can build it to any configuration you wish, new and/or old. Here at SerpentÂ’s Secret R&D office, we are un-rivalled in our interest to win, and feel, this car will take you to more checkered flags than any previous SRX-2model we have ever made, Guaranteed.Â…!!!!!

The Spyder SRX2 Gen3 Carpet kit comes with the geardiff and front and rear antiroll bars to give it the best driving on carpet tacks. 

02-26-2020
Nikolai Lamberts reports from Fear Farm in Denmark

This weekend i participated in the third edition of Fear Farm in Tønder RC club, Denmark.

I came in with a bit of worry as i had heard that some of the big guys were coming as well, but i knew i had some good and consistent pace in my car.
Drivers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Poland had signed up for a weekend of indoor 1/8th racing.

The 2 practice rounds where a bit of a mess when i decided to try out some tires that simply didnÂ’t work out for me..

I had a very inconsistent grip in the rear, so I lost time whenever i was doing highspeed corners because i had to watch out for my rear..

So after these 2 messy rounds of practice i ended as 9. out of 31, which isnÂ’t that bad, but when i knew i had the pace for more.

In the Qualis i swapped from Procurcit tires to AKA tires, which instantly cut away 1 second per lap, and the feeling of the rear was so much better.

I had some engine problems doings the first two qualis though, which meant i was losing time after a jump, when my engine wouldnÂ’t deliver the power.

After the first two Qualis i made a small change to my shock position and got to fix the engine,

And from this point on, my car and engine was running perfectly without any problems.

At the end of 5 quali rounds i had improved from 9 to 5 which i was pretty happy about.

Yet after the qualis i could see i had the pace for a 4. place finish in the final, and a potential podium finish.

In the finals i had the best start of my life, i pulled away together with the 4 other people in front, and eventually 2 guys made a mistake so i bumped up into 3. place.
But sadly after i got up into 3. place i got into a bad rhythm and lost some crucial pace, and was lapping almost 1 second slower than my normal pace, and i feld down to 7th. place
With a few lucky retirements and an insane run where i was lapping the most consistent and fastest i had done the whole weekend, i got into 4. place.
I had my sights set for 3rd. place and was about to unlap myself, but with time running out i didnt have the time to catch him, and i decided to bring the car home.

Conclusion: A great weekend with good pace but room for improvement, and with 5 weeks away for the 1st round of Danish nats at the same track IÂ’m confident for the 2020 season, working hard to swap my overall 2nd place in 2019 for the top spot!

Nikolai Lamberts
Team Serpent Denmark

02-24-2020
David Ehrbar explains about the advantage of the Serpent F110 SF4 option parts

Diffusor F110 black (SER411371)

Can be used in combination with short or narrow bodyshells to create a big amount of aerodynamic rear grip. (note, the effect is rather small with current “long” race bodyshells like Protoform F26 and Gonzo Type L)

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=6919




Center pivot plate alu F110 SF4 (SER411456)

Replaces Center pivot plate carbon F110 SF4 (SER411401), for more durability and reduced CG height of the pod. Improved cornerspeed on high grip. A must for indoor racing.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11255





Rear axle carbon F110 SF4 (SER411428)

Replaces 411427 for more durability, reduced weight and reduced inertia. This is a performance and durability upgrade. Recommended for everybody. More acceleration and much better durability than the stock aluminium axle.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10638




Weight 25gr front low F110 SF4 (SER411420)

This weight can be used in the front cutout of th Chassis plate, to place weight as far front and as low as possible in the car. Recommended for high grip racing, as long as the car is below the weight limit without ballast weights.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10640





Weight 15gr front up F110 SF4 (SER411421)

Can be mounted on top of Weight 25gr front low F110 SF4 (SER411420) for even further forward weight distribution.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10641




Chassis alu F110 SF4 (SER411433)

Increases chassis stiffness, and adds weight on the lowest possible position. Can be used on super high grip conditions for added cornerspeed and reduced grip-rolling.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10732




Pod stiffner alu S120 PRO (SER411440)

Adds stiffness to the pod assembly. Recommended on the F110 SF4 for tough club racing, and endurance racing.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10819




Damper extension 30mm S120 PRO (SER411449)

Recommended for longest possible shock configuration. Replaces Damper extension 10mm F110 SF4 (SER411394). The effect is more on-power steering and less stability on the brakes. Removing the extensions all together makes the rear end more stable on power and on the brakes.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10827





Carbon rear axle diff set pro F110 SF4 (SER411455)

This is a complete diff kit, including all our options (ceramic diff balls, carbon shaft).

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11065




Front suspension upgrade set F110 SF4 (SER411458)

Suspension geometry upgrade with fine Ackermann adjustment. The geometry can go from the usually used rather parallel steering configuration to the strongest possible Ackermann effect (most difference inside to outside wheel steering angle). The front hole is intended to use the range like the F110 SF4 kit setting, the rear position is the one recently used by the team at races. The setting can be fine adjusted with the well-known inserts in 6 positions. The more forward on the center lever, the more parallel the steering, and thus more aggressive. The far rearward the center lever, the more cornerspeed and precision.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11258




Side plate carbon V2 (2) F110 SF4 (SER411457)

Replaces Side plate carbon (2) F110 SF4 (SER411408). V2 is slightly longer to create more space for larger spur gears and/or longer wheelbase and features a third hole for the wing mount to use a higher wing position. The diff cutout is also bigger to create more space for higher roll angles.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=11256



Screw set orange upper side (96) F110 SF4 (SER411431)

Reduces the weight of the car by 25g especially on the upper part, to lower the Center of Gravity.

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10646



Screw set orange lower side (41) F110 SF4 (SER411432)

Reduces the weight of the car by 10g

https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10647


02-24-2020
Peo wins TITC 2020 in bagkok with Serpent F110 SF4

Peo was second after qualifing with his F110 SF4

And took the win in after the main finals.
Great job Peo!!

Team Serpent

02-17-2020
Valentin Peuziat reposrts AMRT track in Anger (F).

This week end I raced for the first time @ the AMRT track in Anger (F).
Nice facility, lovely organiser and 70 drivers for a club race, that's great.
The club also settled a heat with 10 young beginners in order to give them the opportunity of racing for the first time.

I tried to improve jumping and landing ability of my SRX2 Gen 3 and tested several oil/piston/springs combinations Best balance was 1.8mm piston (rear shocks) with heavier oil. Landing was far smoother. I get 3 TQ and 3 wins in the main, but even better, I show how fast and reliable the car is ! There's more and more SRX2 Gen 3 on the race track and we know why : people enjoy the car !

See you soon on the track

Valentin Peuziat
Team Serpent

02-13-2020
My First Montpellier GP by Valentin Peuziat

After running the SRX2 Gen 3 since last December, this was my first race even with the SRX8 Pro.... and the first time I hit the dirt of the Montpellier GP.

Traction wasn't easy, but thanks to the AKA team I was able to improve and get a 16th position in Q2 thanks to perfect track condition ! For my first time in Montpelier I qualified in 1/4th final which is not bad for a rookie in 1/8 Nitro. For the final I change most of my setup in order to be even more competitive. My setup was not aggressive enough in the qualification and I feel I should be quicker with more steering.

Softer oil, stiffer springs and bigger sway bar . It had more speed and was in the same second as top guys, but it might be a bit to hard to drive for my little experience ! Any way, I enjoyed the experience of fighting against top guys like Rayan Lutz !

I have now more experience, thanks to the help of my team mate Thomas Leydier, and the AKA team ! I also take this opportunity to thanks Franck Caizerge and the whole MBM staff for the amazing job and their welcome !


Valentin Peuziat
Team Serpent

02-10-2020
Bryce Butterfield wins with Serpent 750 at 2020 Steel Series Rd2

The second round of the 2020 Steel Series was held at Steel City RC Speedway in Fontana, California this past weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Sedan class it was Bryce Butterfield with the overall TQ from Michael Palazzola on the runner-up spot after the qualifiers. The 15-minute A-main event then again saw Bryce Butterfield (Serpent) holding the upper hand, bringing home the silverware one lap ahead of Brian Thomas. Walter Diaz with his Serpent came in 3rd to round out the podium result, another lap down.

Team Serpent.

01-22-2020
Austin Woodyard race report from SIC in Alabama

The 2020 Southern Indoor Championship is over. Racetime Entertainment put on another great event! Overall I was really pleased with my weekend. My Serpent cars ran great all weekend!

In Nitro Truggy, I qualified 10th in the A main. In the main, I had a screw back out on my ackerman plate which put me out the race midway.

In Nitro Buggy, I qualified 2nd in the B main. I bumped up from the B main and started 16th on the grid for the A main! My car had the speed it took to make the podium, I just had to drive. After a long 30 minute main, I was able to finish 4th!!!

In Ebuggy I qualified 8th in the A main. In A1, By the first lap I was running 2nd and gaining on first. Then first broke and handed me the lead. I was able to gap the rest of the field and hang on to the lead for the win.In Ebuggy A2, I made some changes and they didnÂ’t work like I thought they would. Since I finished 1st in A1, it came down to time between me and 1st in A2 and he got the overall by less than 3 seconds. IÂ’m super stoked and the second place finish!!!

Thanks to my family, my gf, and all my sponsors for their continued support! See yÂ’all at the next one!

Austin Woodyard
Team Serpent

01-17-2020
Race report Vietnam Challenge 2020

Vietnam Challenge 2020

Q1 was up. I hit the track, and my car was feeling super dialled. Unfortunately got tangled up with a car over the rhythm section coming onto the straight which cost me some 8 seconds. Drove hard and worked back to within 2 seconds of Hara but ran out of time. Finished 2nd for this round.

Q2 & Q3 were similarly uneventful runs for me. Car feeling great both runs, just riddled with driving mistakes and plenty of hook ups with crashed cars and back markers. I would settle for 2nd in both of these rounds, making the TQ out of reach.

Q4 was ran on Sunday morning. I managed to finally have a clean run, taking the win by 9 seconds and setting the fastest overall time of the weekend. All my equipment was on point heading to the finals.

Finals

Finals time was quickly approaching. About 45 minutes prior to our practice session for the A main, we had some rain. This really affected the track because of the surface adhesive they had used, which was glue. We took a gamble for the final, looking at the conditions of the track and the coming weather, we mounted around 8 sets of tires including some super soft long wear Zipps.

Start of the final kicks off. Hara, I and Wataru getting a clean start. Hara making a small mistake over a jump allowed me to take the lead. I led for a few minutes, before subsequently making an identical mistake on the same section of track, giving Hara an advantage coming onto the front straight. I was positioning myself to take the inside line coming into the first corner of the straight, when suddenly it started to rain, sending both our cars running off the track into the fence!

Luckily, I managed to recover quickly with Hara right behind me. The next few laps were chaos as we all adjusted to the new conditions. Fortunately, my car was working well in the wet conditions, allowing me to make a clean break and build over a 25 second lead. They called the race 20 minutes in as the rain was only worsening. All the drivers voted to have the main result stand in a majority vote, resulting in me taking the win!

The track was super dialled. A fast, fun flowing circuit with medium grip from the glue.

Big congrats to Zac Ryan and Watura Takishiro for the podium finishes. Big shout out to Hara, who was an unfortunate to not have a finishing result reflecting his true pace. It was shaping up to be a good race before the rain.

Big thanks to the organizers in Vietnam for setting it all up and making us feel welcomed. We will be back again for the next one .

Cheers
Mark and Aaron Stringer

01-03-2020
Alessio Mazzeo rejoins Team Serpent

Serpent welcomes back multiple Italian champion and IFMAR Worlds finalist Alessio Mazzeo to their Factory Team.

Allesio had to say this:

The heart is not controlled ..
My past but now also my present and my future.
Against all temptations, forecasts, I made this choice, the choice of happiness. It could not be otherwise when he is surrounded by people who respect the person before the driver. For me, the Serpent world has always been this. Friendship and respect.
I am happy and I can't wait to get excited again driving a Serpent. Thank you for asking me, thank you for reopening the doors of the house as if it were nothing.

I dreamed of writing it from the first day I went away .. I'm back!

Alessio

12-30-2019
Cobra SRX8 GTe LWB is shipping now

This 1/8 EP LWB GT is designed specifically for the more realistic licenced bodies that look like full scale racing cars. LWB version of the GT uses the same proven suspension geometry and drivetrain, battery mounting position provides even better weight distribution allowing multiple lipo configurations whilst enhancing the handling performance. A carbon fibre central top deck is utilised for flex control and chassis stiffness. The NEW SRX8GTe LWB is available now.

12-11-2019
Andreas Stiebler wins Mibo Cup Rd. 3

A strong Serpent team travelled to Mibosport cup Rd 3 in Hrotovice.

A total of 11 F110 SF4 started in the F1 class (total of 31 entries).

Qualifying was close at times, with 6 drivers within 2.1 seconds, but Andreas Stiebler was always on top.

An amazing number of 4 F110 SF4 could make the A final, with Andreas Stiebler (1), Jukian Borowski (5), David Ehrbar (6) and Svetlin Doulevski (8)

Julian Borowski, in his comeback race after 2 years break, set fast lap times, and started from 5th position with David Ehrbar starting from 6.

Andreas Stiebler could win all finals, with David Ehrbar missing the podium as 4th, Svetlin Doulevski having a good result as 6th and Julian Borowski finishing in 7th position with some bad luck in the finals.

Another strong weekend for Serpent, with Andreas Stiebler and David Ehrbar complementing each other winning all races they competed this indoor season so far.

In Stock class Jan Gehrig closely missed the podium Spot showing the potential of the new X20, having started from 2nd position.


David Ehrbar
Team Serpent

11-29-2019
Jeff Hamon report from the Sunpadow race in Xiamen

We arrived at the incredible Sunpadow facilities in Xiamen, China for open practice on Wednesday.
Sharing the track with all the other classes meant a little bit of waiting in between runs. Limited on practice I was happy with the direction of setup for the 989. Team mate Merlin Depta joined us on Thursday, working together we were comfortable with the car performance. The track having a different style of grip and varying in speed between the morning and night runs made it a challenge to follow.

We arrived at the incredible Sunpadow facilities in Xiamen, China for open practice on Wednesday.
Sharing the track with all the other classes meant a little bit of waiting in between runs. Limited on practice I was happy with the direction of setup for the 989. Team mate Merlin Depta joined us on Thursday, working together we were comfortable with the car performance. The track having a different style of grip and varying in speed between the morning and night runs made it a challenge to follow.

This event was truly amazing! Having over 250 entries with a great atmosphere really makes a race meeting special. Highly recommended!
I would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers and race officials.
Also Huge thankyou to the Serpent Family/Team!!

Cheers,
Jeff Hamon
Team Serpent

Setup can be found here:
https://www.serpent.com/xcart/cart.php?target=product&product_id=10875#product-details-tab-Setups



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