Serpent 966 scoop -2 (09/01/2009)
By: Ronald Baar
New generation Serpent 960
The new generation of the successful 960 platform is called Serpent 966.
Its not easy to make a very good car even better, but Michael Salven, together with feedback from Team Serpent drivers, made it possible.
Easier to work on, more accessable, more durable, innovative … the works.
Below a list of main new features and some 3D pictures to explain them.
More detailed info and more "real" pictures to follow in the next 2 weeks.
For those who want to pre-order, here are the item-numbers to make your reservations:
903009 Serpent 966 4wd 1/8 scale racing car
903326 Conversion-set 960-08 to 96X
Release is expected for february.
Serpent 996 Main new features
-new rear end design, very open, accessable and strong
-perfect alignment of rear axle and 2-speed shaft
-anodized, cnc machined, aluminum main rear axle supports with coated alu eccenters; more rigid, better rear axle support, easy belt-tensioning, easy access for maintenance
-anodized, cnc machined aluminium suspension brackets to hold lower rear pivot pins, front and rear brackets
-new brake-design and lower positioned in the car, new brake-pad design, fully ballraced, with very easy access for maintenance
-anodized, cnc machined, aluminium 2-speed shaft supports, right side with integrated brake-cam design, more rigid, improved 2-speed shaft guidance and alignment
-very strong and stiff carbon fibre suspension brackets / suspension holders and new rear shocktower/backplate design
-precision machined aerospace alu 7075-T6 966 chassisplate, with chamfered edges, engine cooling sleeve and pocket to mount the optional carbon insert for more/less front flex
-RCC shocks with improved sealing, rod-guidance and new o-ring design
-high quality allen screws throughout the car
Serpent 960 taken to the next level, Serpent 966.
The racing experience.
Serpent 966 rear end -2
Serpent 966 rear end -3