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Team Xray T4 Touring Car Unveiled

Team Xray T4 Touring CarSince the release of the first Team Xray touring car in 1999, Xray has been a driving force in the 1/10 electric touring car racing scene. Continuous development and evolution of the Xray product line has lead to ever-increasing performance. With countless wins in multiple classes at the local, regional, national and international levels, Xray has become the standard by which touring cars are measured. The craftsmanship, durability and performance of Xray kits have become legendary. We are pleased to announce that this commitment to excellence has continued with the release of the newest Xray 1/10 electric touring car platform, the Xray T4…the new legend.

For almost a full year, the XRAY R&D team have been refining and developing the new T4 platform. Working from the ground up to create this new platform, thousands of hours were spent on tracks around the world, at our own test facilities, as well as in production design and prototyping. The design team did not want to leave any stone unturned, any application untested.

During the year, 5 completely different prototypes were tested by the XRAY factory team around the world in all the different track conditions. Whether it was carpet or asphalt, indoor or outdoor, hot or cold conditions, thousands and thousands of laps were run and countless amounts of data was recorded to be evaluated and compared.

Out of all the prototypes, only the best ideas and parts, proven on the track, were chosen to be incorporated into the final prototype. This prototype was then hard-core tested for several months by 12 different team drivers in 12 different countries around the world in varied racing conditions. The drivers all returned with the same results, feedback and conclusion: “This is the best performing, most innovative XRAY touring car that I have ever tested or driven.”

The R&D team had a clear vision and mission to achieve while designing the all-new T4. All of the changes made are a result of countless hours spent in R&D, prototyping and thousands of test laps spend on tracks around the world. The main design improvement focus of the T4 was on:

  • Lowered platform
  • Improved chassis flex
  • Increased traction
  • Improved steering characteristics
  • Improved weight balance

There are different ways to achieve any of these and every approach has a different result. The proper balance of all the smallest details on a touring car requires meticulous attention to detail. The R&D team have applied such a razor sharp focus to perfecting each and every small detail in order to achieve the end result they were targeting…to make the production release of the T4 an outstanding masterpiece.

Improved chassis flex
Proper chassis flex is one of the most important features that influences handling and performance of a model car. With extensive knowledge and experience gained with the XRAY Multi- Flex™ system used on the previous T2 and T3 platforms, we were able to apply the best of these parameters directly to the T4 platform. The final flex of the T4 is influenced by a combination of the different aspects and design details of the car.

Increased traction
At any track you are tuning for either more steering or more traction while working on your car’s set-up. The T4 has improved both traction and steering to make the car more easily adaptable to any race track. Once you hit the track with the T4 you will notice the significant increase in traction of the car.

Improved steering characteristics
To gain sufficient steering is always one of the top tuning priorities on any track and in any conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, sufficient steering, ideally controlled weight transfer in the chicanes, steering responsiveness and maintained cornering speed. While designing the T4 these steering characteristics and more were enhanced to provide the steering response demanded by today’s racer.

Improved weight balance
Along with the improved steering characteristics and increased traction, the final design area to be addressed on the T4 was to improve the weight balance. Proper weight balance ensures that the car will not roll excessively, will remain more stable in chicanes and, with less weight needing to transfer, the car will change directions more quickly and become generally easier to drive.

Features

  • All-new T4 platform
  • All-new servo saver
  • All-new chassis design
  • All-new anti-roll bars
  • All-new top deck
  • All-new rear uprights
  • All-new super low shock towers
  • All-new composite hubs for bulkheads
  • All-new Super Low Profile (SLP) aluminum shocks
  • All-new low profile foam bumper
  • All-new Super Short Shock Springs (4S)
  • All-new front lower bumper mounts
  • All-new redesigned and reengineered bulkheads
  • Improved chassis flex
  • All-new unique super low profile tweak-free motor mount
  • Increased traction
  • All-new upper bulkhead clamps
  • Improved steering characteristics
  • All-new updated alu lower suspension holder
  • Improved weight balance
  • All-new steering system
  • Improved CG
  • All-new tweak-free servo mount

Specs:

  • Width: 189 mm
  • Length: 372 mm
  • Wheelbase: 256-261 mm
  • Weight: 481 g
  • Ready-to-run weight: 1377 g


Source: Team Xray

 
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