The GTXE is typical XRAY – premium, professional, high-competition RC car for the most demanding racers, developed with attention to detail and backed by premium service & support…a luxury masterpiece.
With XRAY's uncompromising design philosophy bringing everything together to make the best GT electric car, the GTXE has the unique XRAY character, born of precision craftsmanship, highest attention to detail, and using only the finest quality materials.
The rear section of the chassis was reinforced for less flex on-power, which increases the stability of the car and ensures more on-power control.
The 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.
All-new front C-hub concept was redesigned and refined especially for GT platform. The GT C-hub suspension improves steering characteristics on and off-power and helps to reduce tire wear. The caster is now easily adjustable by changing bushings in the suspension arm.
The C-hub suspension features C-hubs with preset 16° caster as a great starting point for every track.
To accommodate the new GT C-hub suspension, the front shock tower was redesigned.
Machined from extra-thick premium-grade graphite, both shock towers are light weight and very strong. Front and rear shock towers include multiple shock positions as well as multiple roll center positions.
Longer front & rear shock shafts are now +3mm longer for increased set-up possibilities and to allow more suspension travel.
The shock caps feature 4 bleed holes for easier building and more precise rebound control. Multiple shock membrane choices are available to tune the suspension to a wide variety of track conditions.
Oversized big-bore shocks featuring 16.2mm I.D. shock bodies are 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.
To improve drive train efficiency, the 13T pinion gears are now included for both front and rear bulkheads. Thanks to the higher 3.54:1 internal ratio, vehicle acceleration has also been improved.
To accommodate the new suspension geometry, the kit now includes +2mm off-set both front and rear.
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.
The drivetrain ball-bearings are now greased instead of oiled to maximize the lifespan of the ball-bearings, especially in dusty conditions. For increased reliability, the front and rear transmission ball-bearings as well the center solid shaft ball-bearings feature metal shields.
I designed and hand-made my first off-road cars back in 1986, and they were dominating the races thanks to unbeatable reliability and superior performance. Years later in 2004 we debuted our first mass production XRAY XB8 platform based on our long-term experiences, knowledge, and R&D expertise gained over decades, taking over the heritage I brought with me.
Using the XB8E and GTX8 platforms, we worked with the XRAY R&D team to create the finest, highest-performing GT electric car. I am happy that we carried forward the legacy of my first off-road car into this new platform… one that can take you to the Winners Circle.
Dipl. Eng. Juraj Hudy
XRAY Chief Designer
Designed in virtual reality using the world's most sophisticated CAD tools and manufactured using the world's best machining and molding technology, the GTXE is second to none amongst GT electric cars. All parts are purpose-designed and manufactured by XRAY, so everything fits and works perfectly together.
Before I started racing off-road cars, I was actively professionally racing 1/5 scale on-road cars and I won 2x a European Championship. In my position as R&D Designer at XRAY, I was very happy to be involved again with an on-road project where I could bring my prior experience to the table.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement in this new GT project, and I strongly believe this class will rapidly gain popularity due to its simplicity, easy handling, and great fun. I will continue to support the ongoing development of this new platform, and will be available to support all XRAY customers.
XRAY GTXE Designer
The GTXE project follows a typical development progress at XRAY: 3D models were first printed & tested, and after successful test results the production moulds were machined. To ensure perfect fitment of all parts, all pieces are individually tested during the development phase and then are tested on track to ensure maximum reliability and performance.
Designed, developed, and fully manufactured in-house at the XRAY factory in Slovakia, Europe, using the most high-tech German & Swiss machines and premium European materials, crafted with XRAY's legendary attention to detail by our artistic production specialists. The GTXE is truly a masterpiece.
Some information shown below may include details from previous kits, and it may vary slightly from current kit specifications.
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 moulded 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 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.
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.
The aluminum suspension holders feature Integrated Suspension Settings™ (I.S.S.) which allow for quick & easy suspension geometry setting.
Using eccentric suspension bushings inserted into aluminum suspension holders – as well as additional suspension shims – the GTX8 suspension geometry can be completely adjusted in mere seconds.
The narrow rear suspension holders work together with the longer rear arms to improve overall grip, forward traction and allow earlier acceleration at corner exit.
The rear uprights feature larger outer 8x16x5mm ball-bearings for increased reliability and life-span. To expand the set-up alternatives, an additional lower roll-center adjustment position was added.
The smart design allows the same upright to be used on both left & right sides. The wheelbase position is adjustable using 2 shims along the lower suspension pin.
The rear uprights feature integrated geometry adjustments including: camber, upper and lower roll center and wheelbase.
The longer camber link accommodates the revised roll center positions on the new uprights.
XRAY Pivot Ball Suspension XPBS™ is a uniquely innovative concept, and smart R&D design. The ultra-robust pivot ball suspension has integrated suspension geometry adjustment, with different kingpin plates being optionally available.
The complete integrated suspension geometry adjustment includes:
• Track Width
• Bump Steer
• Upper Roll Center
• Lower Roll Center
• Kingpin angle
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.
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.
The high-volume differentials improve vehicle control and consistency over long runs and enhance reliability. The differentials feature larger capacity cases and larger internal gears with more teeth for improved differential moment. The larger oil volume and the shape of the gear teeth reduce overheating. The diff pins have stronger design to improve reliability.
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.
GTX8 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.
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.
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 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.
The larger front and rear anti-roll bars help control chassis roll, increase corner speed and improve the stability of the car.
The front & rear roll bars are easily mounted to the bulkheads and can be adjusted using the connected linkages.
Manufactured from spring steel material, anti-roll bars of different thickness 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.
The GTXE body is available as an option only.
The layout of the 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 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.
The GTXE features fully-adjustable front & rear suspension geometry. For quick & easy adjustment, we recommend using set-up tools and accessories from HUDY, the world leader of RC tools.
The extensive and impressive range of adjustment possibilities includes:
• Ride height
• Lower roll center
• Upper roll center
• Bump steer
• Fully-adjustable shocks
• Adjustable front and rear differentials
• XRAY Multi-Flex™
XRAY Instruction Manuals have become the industry standard; they are simply the best manuals you will ever get with an RC model car. Whether you are a first-time builder or an experienced racer, all instructions are straight-forward and easy to understand. The full-color Instruction Manual contains large 3D illustrations that show all assembly details in the easiest and most comprehensive manner.
The chassis design focuses on balanced weight distribution and weight transfer. Centerline holes are pre-drilled in the chassis plate for easy balancing with the HUDY Chassis Balancing Tool #107880.
HUDY Exclusive Silicone Oils are manufactured in Europe and each batch is laboratory tested and calibrated to ensure the highest possible consistency and quality from batch to batch. Based on the industry-standard cSt rating, the new line of oils will be easy to identify, adjust, and feel.
When following any set-up sheets by XRAY or XRAY team drivers, you can be sure that the oils you get for your car are exactly same as those used by the factory racing team, thus ensuring very exacting set-ups and handling.
The GTXE includes premium HUDY Graphite Grease - a high-performance, advanced-technology semi-fluid lubricant which incorporates both extreme pressure additives and finely-dispersed graphite for superior load carrying.
HUDY Graphite Grease is intended primarily for the lubrication of rotating parts and loaded gears. In addition to providing outstanding load carrying, it is formulated to have excellent adhesion and resistance from "flinging off" under extreme conditions. HUDY Graphite Grease reduces wear and increases parts life.
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