XRAY RX8’17 1/8 nitro on-road kit


XRAY have introduced the new RX8’17 1/8 nitro on-road kit.


“Development at XRAY never stops, nor does our pursuit of perfection. Evolving the RX8 to its present state has been a challenge for everyone at XRAY, and this new, re-designed version of the RX8 incorporates all the best features and ideas gathered over the past years.” Enjoy the new RX8. – Martin Hudy, XRAY RX8 Platform Designer

RX8 Platform.

Based on the ultra-successful RX8 platform, XRAY proudly presents the 2017-spec RX8 which incorporates the latest improvements and refinements gathered by the team, race-proven in the highest competition races around the world.

Passion & Heritage.

“The road to realizing a dream is often filled with challenges, twists & turns, revelations & victories. Such was the literal truth in the pursuit of the ultimate racing machine, fuelled by passion and vision… a dream realized as the new RX8. With a full stable of nearly every imaginable RC car in the XRAY line-up, the center stage held an empty spot for a new flagship to showcase XRAY ideals, philosophy, and commitment to racing perfection.” – Martin Hudy XRAY, RX8 Platform Designer


With countless wins in multiple classes at local, regional, national, and international levels, XRAY RX8 is designed for highest competition racing and ready to win.

Team Development.

All of the refinements from the last year – based on our own experiences and feedback from drivers all around the world – were incorporated into the new RX8. New ideas and prototypes were long-term tested by the factory team worldwide to ensure the improvements would work well in all track conditions and tracks in Europe, America, and Asia.

Made in Europe.

Designed, developed, and fully manufactured in-house at the XRAY factory in Slovakia, Europe, using the most high-tech German & Swiss machines and premium European materials, crafted with XRAY’s legendary attention to detail by our artistic production specialists. The RX8 is truly a masterpiece.


Smooth flowing lines, distinctive design touches, all sculpted in a lightweight platform – an expression of power, dramatic styling, superior technology, pure luxury and performance.
With XRAY’s uncompromising design philosophy bringing everything together to make the best nitro on-road car, the RX8 has the unique XRAY character, borne of precision craftsmanship and highest attention to detail. For drivers with an irrepressible drive to win, the RX8 is the answer.

2017 All-new Features.

  • All-new chassis features: repositioned holes for engine mounts to allow better gear mesh adjustment; front & rear machined openings for graphite stiffeners and additional weights
  • All-new redesigned and lowered aluminum 2-speed bulkheads decrease the CG of the rotation parts, as well as allowing quicker and easier adjustment of gear mesh
  • All-new fuel tank & mounting system allows height adjustment of the fuel tank depending on the receiver battery size. If larger LiPo or LiFe batteries are used, the included shims and bushings
  • allows vertical repositioning of the fuel tank
  • All-new aluminum front lower suspension mounts allow mounting of composite bushings into the holders to increase the lifespan of suspension pins
  • All-new front upper arms made from softer material give improved forward traction and steering
  • All-new front steel extensions for shocks on lower suspension arms give improved durability
  • All-new front shock tower has been improved for better durability
  • All-new smaller flywheel improves engine bottom power performance and acceleration
  • All-new improved brake material for smoother, more consistent and better brake feel
  • All-new softer brake springs for higher-precision braking and improved brake feel
  • All-new steel shim for 2-speed shaft gives improved durability and more consistent operation of the alu drive flange with 1-way bearing
  • All-new graphite composite 2-speed gears give improved durability

Watch the detailed & beautiful presentation of the new XRAY RX8’17 here.