Recently revealed at the 2014 Nuremberg Toyfair was the Serpent S411 Drift (unofficial name.) Loosely based off the S411 ERYX, this car features a front one-way and a rear spool. Crucial to any car running a higher CS rate, the car also features a new higher angle steering system. We are not clear on if the car comes CS or 50/50 out of the box.
The car features a classic mid-front motor layout with a low mounted spur reminiscent of the DRB and E4D MF. A lower spec RTR version will also be released in the future. Expected release is to be late Spring. Personally I’m excited to see another big name high end manufacturer getting into the R/C drift game. As a former on-road nitro guy, I love Serpent products and am impressed with the quality and materials of their kits.
Serpent S411 Drift Chassis #400014
- Mid-Front Motor
- Rear Spool, Front Spool
- Hydraulic Shocks
- Drift Specification Steering System
Serpent Model Racing Cars is one the leading manufacturers of RC radio controlled model-cars for competition purposes. Serpent has been around from the very start of the RC racing hobby, with already over 25 years of racing experience with many national and international victories, including World titles. The company was officially founded in 1980 by Pieter Bervoets and companion Ron Ton and started in 1/8 scale gas powered on road racing, but has developed into other segments of the RC market step by step.
Serpent is known for its high involvement in the RC racing market, cooperating with IFMAR and other international and national federations. Sponsorship of main events has always been at the core of our marketing, to help organizers create memorable events.
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