It looks like the Team Xray GTX nitro GT car gets an electric sibling with the release of the GTXE! Check out the full details and photos below.
The Team Xray GTXE 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 molded 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 Xray GTXE 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 Team Xray GTXE’s 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.
Weight Balance Adjustment
Weight balance on the GTXE is easy to adjust for different track conditions. Weight can be moved to the front, middle, or rear by moving the suspension arms as required to achieve the best handling.
Diff bulkheads are an important chassis component, housing both the front and rear differentials and providing mounting points for the suspension mounts and shock towers. The diff bulkheads have been designed for extreme durability, while providing easy access for tuning and maintenance.
Pivot Ball Suspension
XRAY Pivot Ball Suspension is a uniquely innovative concept and intelligent R&D design. The ultra-robust pivot ball suspension has integrated suspension geometry adjustment, with different kingpin plates being optionally available.
Suspension geometry is one of the most important features of any RC model car, while still being one of the most difficult & challenging features to design properly. From the suspension arms, through the suspension blocks, to the robust steering blocks… every Xray GTXE suspension part has been carefully designed for the 1/8 racing platform to provide responsive racing characteristics in all conditions.
I.S.S. Suspension Holders
The GTXE aluminum suspension holders feature Integrated Suspension Settings™ (I.S.S.) which allows for quick & easy suspension geometry setting.Using eccentric suspension bushings inserted into aluminum suspension holders – as well as additional suspension shims – the GTXE suspension geometry can be completely adjusted in mere seconds.
XPBS steering blocks are unique, innovative, smart… an authentic XRAY innovation. The steering block consists of a super-lightweight composite steering block and stiff Swiss 7075 T6 kingpin plate. The steering block is mounted via massive pivot balls into the upper & lower suspension arms. The upper pivot ball is mounted into an adjustable upper ball joint and via roll center shims to the kingpin plate; this assembly allows camber and upper roll center adjustment. Using shims of various thicknesses, the upper roll center can be adjusted quickly & easily. The lower pivot ball is mounted into the steering block via an adjustable alu nut and composite bushing. By adjusting the pivot ball, both track-width and camber can be adjusted.
The ultra-tiny XPBS Xray GTXE rear uprights are unique, innovative, and smart… pure XRAY. The rear upright consists of a super-lightweight composite upright block and stiff Swiss 7075 T6 mounting plate. The upper roll center plate has a unique design that allows easy changing of roll center position. The roll center plate features 2 roll center positions; by reversing the orientation of the plate another 2 roll center positions are available. The roll center adjustment range is 2.5mm. The roll center height of the upper camber link can be adjusted via shims of various thicknesses. The composite upright features 2 lower roll center positions. The outer suspension pin – on which the rear upright sits – features 2 shims which allow for additional wheelbase adjustment.
Front Upper Suspension
The front upper suspension is part of the innovative, unique XPBS™ suspension concept. Extra-strong, robust front upper arms are mounted to the front bulkhead assembly into the front shock tower and adjustable suspension holder. Using eccentric bushings, front inner upper roll center can be easily adjusted. Caster is easily adjusted using caster clips which are inserted either in front of or behind the front upper arms. The ball link is inserted into the upper arm and the integrated adjustable turnbuckle can be accessed from outside for quick & easy camber link adjustment.
To guarantee maximum reliability, all turnbuckles are manufactured from a special blend of HUDY Spring Steel™ which is specifically formulated for turnbuckles. The turnbuckles have a tougher core and are well suited for steering system and rear upright linkages.
The Team Xray GTXE GT car’s dual-arm steering system is simple yet effective, featuring an integrated, easily-adjustable servo saver and Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum steering plate. Ackermann can be quickly & easily adjusted by changing steering link mounting positions on the steering plate. Bump steer is easily adjusted by shims between the steering plate and steering linkages.
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 ultra‑high 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.
GTXE constant velocity drives (CVDs) are manufactured from world-renowned HUDY Spring Steel™. The drive shafts are some of the world‘s thinnest yet most durable drive shafts used in off-road RC cars. The larger & stronger central outdrives feature protective rubber boots, thick 3mm pins, and protective locking rings. All drive shafts and outdrives are hardened with a proprietary hardening process to provide unbeatable lifespan and reliability.
Alu Wheel Hubs
Ultra-lightweight 17mm wheel hex drive hubs are CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 black-coated aluminum. The alu hex hubs are specially machined to reduce rotating weight while guaranteeing wobble-free wheel mounting.
Machined from extra-thick premium-grade graphite, the shock towers are light weight and very strong. Front and rear shock towers include multiple shock positions as well as multiple roll center positions.
The GTXE big-bore shocks have a special construction that offers superior reliability and performance. The oversized big-bore shocks feature 18.5mm outer diameter shock bodies, externally threaded with an adjustable collar for quick & easy spring preload adjustment. The shock bodies are hardcoated in a titanium color and feature a 1-piece alu shock cap. Ultra-precise shock pistons feature 6-, 8- and 10-hole options. The large 16.0mm inner diameter of the shock bodies ensures proper & consistent shock oil flow through the perfectly-round pistons while they travel inside the smoothly-finished interior of the shock body. The result? More consistent damping characteristics. GTXE springs have been specifically designed to complement the big-bore shocks. XRAY shock springs are manually measured, selected, and matched into pairs to guarantee precisely equal length and damping characteristics. Ultra-precise shock pistons feature 6-, 8- and 10-hole options. The big-bore pistons are molded from tough, well-proven Delrin material for smooth action and durability. The precision molding production process ensures perfect piston roundness after production, so that the pistons move super-smoothly inside the shock bodies for identical, perfect action in all shocks.
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.
Anti-roll bars are manufactured from spring steel material. The front & rear roll bars are easily mounted to the diff cases, and can be adjusted using the connected linkages. Anti-roll bar wires of different thicknesses are optionally available for fine-tuning.
The compact front bumper is made from high-resilience foam. The front upper bumper holder and lower composite bumper are molded from rigid composite to withstand hard crashes.
XRAY’s self-designed GTX body – made from high-quality Lexan™ material – features high-downforce areas: front windscreen for proper airflow, side downforce areas for higher stability. The high-performance, low-profile aerodynamic body was designed by XRAY to perfectly fit the GTX and GTXE. The rear part of the body includes 3 wing struts for added durability; a high-strength wing is included.