Serpent Viper 988 1/8 nitro on-road kit


Serpent have introduced their new Viper 988 nitro on-road kit. The Viper 988 is a new platform for the coming years, which still shares some proven parts of the 2013 Japan-Worlds winning Viper 977.

Key features

  • New front and rear lower suspension arms in a new hollow type design, with separate screw on top-covers
  • The rear arms longer then before to suit the new rear geometry
  • New rear end geometry creates more steering and overall grip
  • Lower rear pivot pins are sitting closer together, creating a longer link between the pivot and upright
  • Longer rear CVD style driveshafts made from proven Serpent spring steel
  • New smart design anodised aluminium brackets and bearing blocks front and rear
  • Same anti-roll bars used front and rear
  • New type front downstops for quick re-setting from top or bottom even inside the pits
  • Compact disc brake unit moved back to the 2-speed shaft
  • New flow type aero style bumper with separate inserts
  • New optimised flex control 7075-T6 chassis with weights system and carbon flex brace

Other main specs:

  • 4wd belt-driven race car
  • 2-speed Xli gearbox and Centax race clutch with 0.8 finepitch gears
  • Independent suspension with hydraulic short bigbore shocks
  • Black anodized front shaft with oneways and narrow rear solid axle
  • 2.5mm carbon radioplate with integrated optional flex system
  • Front and rear springsteel cvd shafts both with quick change wheel system/axles
  • Ball raced front and rear anti-roll bars -aluminium mid-flex system with bearings
  • Serpent spring steel axles and driveshafts
  • NSK bearings in the more critical spots
  • Low friction belts and ballraced belt-tensioner