XRAY have introduced their new GTXE 1/8 luxury electric GT car based on the XRAY’s European Championship-winning platform. GTXE incorporates all the finest details to achieve a state of perfection.
The GTXE is typical XRAY – premium, professional, high-competition RC car for the most demanding racers, developed with attention to detail and backed by premium service & support…a luxury masterpiece.
With XRAY’s uncompromising design philosophy bringing everything together to make the best GT electric car, the GTXE captures the unique XRAY character, born of precision craftsmanship, highest attention to detail, and using the finest materials.
“I designed and hand-made my first off-road cars back in 1986, and they were dominating the races thanks to unbeatable reliability and superior performance. Years later in 2004 we debuted our first mass production XRAY XB8 platform based on our long-term experiences, knowledge, and R&D expertise gained over decades, taking over the heritage I brought with me.
Using the XB8E and GTX8 platforms, we worked with the XRAY R&D team to create the finest, highest-performing GT electric car. I am happy that we carried forward the legacy of my first off-road car into this new platform… one that can take you to the Winners Circle.” – Dipl. Eng. Juraj Hudy, XRAY Chief Designer
Designed in virtual reality using the world’s most sophisticated CAD tools and manufactured using the world’s best machining and molding technology, the GTXE is second to none amongst GT electric cars. All parts are purpose-designed and manufactured by XRAY, so everything fits and works perfectly together.
“My commitment to perfection carries over into the GTXE platform, as it has with all other XRAY platforms I am responsible for. Owning an XRAY, you can be sure that we remain committed to our goal of improving our products by continuous development and testing to ensure that you always get the best-performing GTXE straight out of the box.” – Martin Hudy, XRAY GTXE Designer
The GTXE project follows a typical development progress at XRAY: 3D models were first printed & tested, and after successful test results the production moulds were machined. To ensure perfect fitment of all parts, all pieces are individually tested during the development phase and then are tested on track to ensure maximum reliability and performance.
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 GTXE is truly a masterpiece.
The chassis is CNC-machined from 3mm high-quality Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, strategically machined in low-stress areas, and then anodized to make it as light as possible without affecting strength or rigidity. The chassis is specially designed for the electric version to allow for the best chassis flex, weight balance, and clean chassis design.
Front and rear chassis braces have significant influence on chassis stiffness and flex, and as such have a great impact on handling under different grip conditions. The longer rear brace is moulded from a medium-stiff composite mixture for proper flex & rigidity, and allows the mounting of optional graphite inserts to reinforce the brace to make it even stiffer (suitable for high-traction conditions).
The battery plate design allows to move battery more frontwards or rearwards, giving significant influence on weight balance adjustment. The rear of the plate has a dedicated area for speed controller placement. Velcro® strips are included for quick & easy battery mounting.
Electronics Weight Balance.
The layout of the electronics placement was designed with the attention to the optimum weight distribution and weight balance. During the design and prototyping phase several different layouts were tested and an extensive amount of data was collected, compared and evaluated by the factory team before the final design was chosen.
The GTXE has a conventional shaft-drive 4WD drivetrain featuring:
front & rear gear differentials with adjustable oil viscosity, 46T crown gears, and 14T pinion gears
central 49T spur gear
front, rear, and central CVD drive shafts
Rubber-sealed composite differential housings feature steel inserts that are manually precision ground after the molding process to guarantee a perfect fit with no vibration. Differential internal gears are made from pressed steel, which are then heat treated and machined for ultrahigh precision and smooth operation.
Differential main gears are manufactured from HUDY Gear Steel on a precision manual gear machine. The material was specially formulated and developed for use in gears. All gears are hardened to provide the longest possible lifespan.
Super-lightweight diff outdrives are machined from HUDY Spring Steel™ with unnecessary material removed from the outer part of the outdrives to reduce rotating weight without affecting durability. The inner portions of the outdrives are additionally hand-ground for maximum precision and fitment into the diff case. The outdrives are hardened using HUDY’s own special hardening process to provide extended lifespan and reliability.
The center solid axle is a precision-manufactured, super-smooth layshaft made from tough HUDY shaft steel, which is additionally heat treated for superior strength and long life. The gear adapter is CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 for super-precise and wobble-free installation of spur gear.
The motor is connected to a mounting plate, with the assembly then inserted into an integrated motor holder/drivetrain support. The design of this system allows quick & easy motor rotation to adjust gear mesh, and then clamping into position to prevent further movement. The motor mount is machined from Swiss 7075 T6 and is 2mm wider for improved durability.
The receiver box is mounted on the same graphite plate as the servo. The graphite plate is connected to the chassis by an aluminum holder and stand that can be easily removed from chassis for cleaning and maintenance. You need only to remove 3 screws from the bottom of the chassis to remove the servo and receiver box.
The GTXE features fully-adjustable front & rear suspension geometry. For quick & easy adjustment, we recommend using set-up tools and accessories from HUDY, the world leader of RC tools.
The extensive and impressive range of adjustment possibilities includes:
- Ride height
- Upper roll center
- Lower roll center
- Bump steer
- Fully-adjustable shocks
- Adjustable front & rear differentials
- XRAY Multi-Flex™