Serpent Project 4X 1/10 ISTC released now!



Serpent have released the full details of long awaited Project 4X 1/10 ISTC. Designed by David Ehrbar, the Project 4X achieved the bronze medal/3rd place at the recent Worlds in China in the hands of Vikor Wilck which used a pre-production version. Team Serpent is using the Project 4X car for over a year now and continued to develop this very new concept. In the last ETS races Viktor Wilck was able to make the A-mains in modified at the WC, EC and ETS races and showed very good speed and consistency. Designer David has requested some more average drivers to try his car and they were amazed how easy it was to go fast.

As the car is so new and different, Serpent will spend even more time to prepare information on assembly, set-up and maintenance of the Project 4X car, in text, images and video, to help you to learn and understand the concept and unleash its full potential faster. Although at first the Project 4X car looks a bit complicated, after some explaining, you will soon understand it’s actually quite simple and really easy to work with. But the main advantage is that it is very easy to drive and at the same time lightning fast. Innovation Performs. More details available here.

Overview of the main specs:

  • Seperate roll and heave motion in the car to make set-up easier and more precise
  • Roll and heave dampers are small, they need only small amounts of oil
  • Dampers include machined pistons for best possible consistency
  • All dampers are through rod piston systems so no membrane needed
  • Good selection of heave and roll springs
  • Anti-roll bar function integrated in roll damper/springs
  • Easy and fast to change / replace the whole damper units
  • Front and rear end are almost identical, so less spare parts needed
  • Pivotball suspension for simplicity and free movement
  • The Pivotballs are a lot smaller in diameter than in previous touringcars
  • Easy diff and spool removal
  • Extremely low center of gravity
  • Reversed steering system for better Ackermann geometry
  • No top deck needed (topdeck is available as optional for tough racing situations)
  • Center stiffener made of 7075 T6 aluminium for rigidness and anti-tweak, connecting the front and rear end
  • One piece motorholder which also connects to the center stiffener and the rear RRS system
  • Re-Active rear steering RRS system is standard
  • Ballraced mid-shaft holders allow easy maintenance and changing of spurgears
  • Pullrod activated system with rockers to activate the dampers
  • Same heave damper front and rear which is mounted below the diff/spool just above the chassis for lowest possible center of gravity
  • New differential using new gears for even smoother functioning
  • Battery mounting system allows reposition the battery more front or rear
  • In case of shorty Lipos are used, the Lipo can be possitioned in 3 configurations
  • One screw ride-height adjustment from chassis side
  • Lightweight front aluminium spool with hardened steel outdrives to use blades
  • Carbon fibre chassis in 2mm as standard
  • DJC system in the front made out of spring-steel prevent wheelchatter and rear regular cvd’s made out of 7075 T6 aluminium save weight
  • One short and one longer kevlar reinforced drivebelt and supertrue running pulleys, midshaft pulleys made out of hard anodized aluminium for maximum durability

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