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Old 08-19-2010, 10:28 PM   #4186
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Especially like the Serpent logo on the Kyosho front Body support lol.

We definitely need more options in this class and looking forward to Serpent getting involved.

Looks to be a competitive car GL

Might wanna turn the Carb around lol
Interesting.. thanks for posting!

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Here's a sneak peek at the Cobra GT



Come to the GLC Race in Toledo to see it in action.
Very very NICE!!!! is that a 2 speed tranny?
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:02 AM   #4188
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From the Serpent article:
A really nice and growing class in the USA and Japan. We expect Europe to follow soon too and other parts of the world.

For those of you who don't know how the GT class looks like in Europe (especially Italy) I suggest you type:
Video Recensione Fast Race GT-R10 Rally Game HD
on youtube
And we started the same as you did

And for an action video type:
FastRace GT-R10 Granturismo



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Old 08-20-2010, 05:48 AM   #4189
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Joaquin and rest of the Serpent America crew ... congratulations !!!, its great to see a brand to put efforts in a new class like GT,

cya and good luck with the track-race tests ...
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Still trying to figure out when Losi is gonna hop on the bandwagon. The L8ight Model is just a two speed tranny and a few parts shy of being a DM-1/GT. C'mon Losi... WOW us...lol.
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Still trying to figure out when Losi is gonna hop on the bandwagon. The L8ight Model is just a two speed tranny and a few parts shy of being a DM-1/GT. C'mon Losi... WOW us...lol.
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Here's a sneak peek at the Cobra GT



Come to the GLC Race in Toledo to see it in action.
You have a weight on it yet? I like the looks of it and look forward to seeing it at the GLC. By chance are you the one asking about engine rules?
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Here's a sneak peek at the Cobra GT



Come to the GLC Race in Toledo to see it in action.

car look great, the 2-speed tranny i like and front & rear brakes looks good too
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Here's a sneak peek at the Cobra GT



Come to the GLC Race in Toledo to see it in action.
Very nice indeed! I like the layout of the radio tray, especially the incorporated transponder slot!
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I was wondering the same thing,aren't those kyosho body mount posts.
Or is this something someone put together for fun to race GT.

Or is this the official Serpent GT car.....
Timmo, I'm guilty of the same.. I took the body mounts and front bumper from IGT and had SNRSCION custom make some shock towers and used them on my TRF801 conversion..

I'm sure serpent will come up with their own eventually!
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Front and rear brake very nice indeed!
Oh no! If serpent comes out with the gt car that means I gotta have one....

Keep us posted
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Still trying to figure out when Losi is gonna hop on the bandwagon. The L8ight Model is just a two speed tranny and a few parts shy of being a DM-1/GT. C'mon Losi... WOW us...lol.
I agree the more the better.. for Losi its a really easy step for the rest maybe two steps.

I personally like this class for its scale realism so my vote goes for HPI to jump in. Along with chassis diversity we need a new pool stock of bodies and what better company to make them than HPI.
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Timmo, I'm guilty of the same.. I took the body mounts and front bumper from IGT and had SNRSCION custom make some shock towers and used them on my TRF801 conversion..

I'm sure serpent will come up with their own eventually!

Raman,it's okay.It's all in the name of fun.

You ever think about getting back into nitro.
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While the new Serpent looks great, this car looks the beginning of the end for GT from where I sit. Before you flame me, hear me out.

The way I see GT, as a class, it has the ability to draw both new blood as well as seasoned veterans. Scale appearance, durability (strong and able to run on less than perfect tracks), extremely drivable, and relatively inexpensive (compared to any other complete onroad race setup). Compare these attributes to a competitive 1:10 TC or 1:8, and there is a clear difference.

Today, there are a few different brand offerings in the GT scene. While some may be slightly different from the other, they are pretty much on par and competitive in the hands of similar drivers.

I've raced plenty of 1:10 TC and 1:8 onroad. I currently own an entire inventory and am able to run both of these classes today. With less time for r/c, I've really enjoyed the simplicity (setup & maintenance), low cost, and close racing when running my Inferno GT in a 'stock' or 'spec' class. If I wanted, I could easily drop a hotter motor and I could run and compete with the 'open' class.

To me, the Serpent looks to have several significant performance differences from existing GT cars. In my opinion, this creates a 'have' and 'have not's'. Would a current GT 'open' car with the same engine be able to compete with this car (assuming same driving skill)? By the looks of it, I'd say no...and that's where my concern is.

I liken the GT class to what Vintage Trans AM created for themselves in 1:10 electric. VTA cars are not about going faster, they are more about creating an even playing field. This attracted people because they felt they could compete based on their tuning and driving skill, and not have to constantly spend money in attempt to keep up with 'The Jones'.

I totally understand (and agree with) the desire for more GT brands, and understand for the desire for technology...but I look at this car and feel it is the wrong direction for long term growth or sustainability for GT.

Hopefully I'm wrong. The Serpent looks cool, no doubt. Shit, I want one My passion is onroad racing, and I've watched it swiftly shrink in size. GT has been one of the most exciting additions, and I only hope is for it to continue to grow.

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