The Serpent Cobra E Sport is the latest addition to Serpent's line of electric buggies. While this isn't one of the best units in the line (it uses less expensive materials than previous releases, for one), the company claims it will demonstrate little loss in actual performance.
While designed for casual use than serious racing, the vehicle can easily be outfitted for proper race-readiness as well. Since it shares almost all design elements with the full racing version of the Cobra, it can also take most of its optional parts, allowing you to whip it into a beast on the track once you've graduated from enjoying laps with the little kid next door.
Serpent claims the Cobra E Sport retains the same performance credentials as the racing version. That wouldn't be surprising, since it shares the same front-mounted motor and electronics, super-low longtudinal battery placement, and high-quality differentials and shocks that should make for some exciting runs. Details of the 4-wheel drive buggy include an aluminum chassis plate, large rounded nylon bumpers, 4.0mm thick anodized aluminum shocktowers, big-bore 16mm shock absorbers, front and rear anti-rollbars, and a low-style polycarbonate body for maximizing speed.
We can't find pricing information for the Serpent Cobra E Sport. It's aimed for entry-level buggy racing, though, so it shouldn't put too much dent on the wallet.
Class: 1/8 scale 4wd buggy, electric powered
Type: kit-version, competition-car
Weight: 3.300 grams ( race ready, depends on radio-gear and engine)
Clutch: 3-shoe centrifugal, carbon shoes
Differential: lightweight, small geardiffs , front, central and rear
Brake: piston type with glassfibre disks
Shocks: 16mm big bore
Included: Kit, body, wing, silicone oil, full color manual, decalsheet.
Not included: Radio-gear, tyres-wheels, motor, esc, batteries.