New from HB Racing is the RGT8-E 1/8 scale 4WD electric GT Class race car. Already a winner on the racetrack, a pre-production RGT8-E driven by HB Team Driver Rosario Giaimo took pole position and the A-Main win in the 1/8 Electric GT class at the 2018 European Championships. The RGT8-E is based on the race-proven features of the RGT8, and adds the blistering speed of electric power.
The RGT8-E has a fully adjustable battery mounting system that can handle a wide variety of battery configurations. When using Shorty packs, multiple mounting points allow you to easily move the weight bias fore/aft to help tune the balance of the car. The batteries are held in place securely, and mounted directly on the chassis for the lowest CG possible. A two-piece CNC milled aluminum motor mount keeps the motor securely in place, and allows motor changes without having to readjust the gear mesh.
The RGT8-E features a tough 3mm aluminum chassis with raised side guards, similar to the successful 1/8 D817 V2 buggy. The 7075 aircraft aluminum chassis adds durability, lowers the center of gravity, dissipates motor heat, and helps dampen high frequency vibration. Molded nylon side guards help keep out rocks and debris.
The drivetrain uses a race-proven 4WD system with high strength steel center drive shafts, tough sintered diff gears, precision machined steel input gears and spur gear, and machined aluminum wheel hubs. To decrease drivetrain rotating weight the steel spur gear is lightened, as are the diff outdrives and center inputs. The center bulkhead is split for quick and easy access to the center differential. Just remove 4 screws and the center diff slides right out, a huge time saver when you’re wrenching between heats.
The RGT8-E suspension uses HB’s trademark monocoque suspension arms in a harder material as standard equipment, delivering precise suspension and handling response. The monocoque design gives racers the advantage of being able to fine tune the stiffness of the arms to match track conditions. The suspension features big bore threaded coilover shock absorbers, front and rear sway bars, hinge pin inserts for easy toe-in and anti-squat settings, fine adjustment of the rear camber link locations, plus machined aluminum caster blocks, steering blocks and rear uprights. The steering system features an alloy servo saver arm, aluminum drag link, steel turnbuckles and woven carbon graphite steering arms on the steering blocks. Alternate arm mounts, steering blocks, caster blocks, steering arms, rear hub carrier arms and sway bars are all available to tune the RGT8-E to any track or driving style.With Race DNA from the nitro RGT8 and the World Champion line of HB off-road 1/8 buggies, the new RGT8-E is the go-fast choice for the exciting electric GT class.
- Dual clamp aluminum motor mounts
- Low CG adjustable battery mount
- Carbon graphite battery hold-down
- Split center bulkhead
- Carbon graphite rear hub carrier arms
- Aluminum servo saver arm
- High efficiency CVA driveshafts
- Protective boots on central drivetrain
- Aluminum caster blocks
- Aluminum steering blocks
- Carbon graphite front & rear shock towers
- Carbon graphite steering arms
- Stand-up servo mounting
- Enclosed receiver box
- 3mm 7075 aluminum chassis
- Anodized aluminum chassis brace
- Adjustable steel turnbuckles
- Big bore threaded aluminum coilover shocks
- Aluminum arm blocks
- 43/13 diff gear ratio with lightweight gears
- Hinge pin inserts
- HB monocoque hard compound suspension arms
- Threaded outer hinge pins
- Sway bars front and rear
- Length: 490mm
- Width: 306mm
- Wheelbase: 320mm
- RGT8-E Kit
Required to Run:
- (2) Servos
- Battery Charger
- Body Paint
- Wheels / Tires
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