We are really happy to release the first official preview of the Velox E8. The electric 1/8 Onroad class is crowing really fast and it’s important to be a part of the game from the beginning. Therefore Shepherd was one of the first brands that had an electric 1/8 on-road car which was developed as a conversion kit in cooperation with TTB from Switzerland.
After various tests and some conversations with different federations as well as ESC and battery manufacturers concerning a possible racing class Shepherd now presents the Velox E8, a true top-notch 1/8 electric on-road rc-car.
The Velox E8 is based on the successful multiple european champion gas car Velox V8 “EC” and has nearly the same balance which is only possible by using a one-piece 6S Lipo mounted in the same area like the fuel tank of the V8 which will be available from Shepherd and various battery manufacturers soon. Making use of many features of the nitro variant such as the complete suspension, the 3-belt drive train and other features like the laid down steering servo the performance on the track is similar or even better compared with the nitro version.
A great feature is the possibility to mount standard 1/8 brushless motors and ESCs as well as the high end combos of Swiss company TTB without any additional parts needed. For the use of standard components a 7075 T6 aluminium motor mount and a carbon plate for the ESC are included in the kit while the TTB combo can be mounted directly on the chassis plate.
The Velox V8 comes with an high quality 7075 T6 aluminium chassisplate for optimized engine cooling with a nice carbon insert to protect the battery from heating up.