XRAY X1 2018 Formula Car Kit

XRAY X1 2018 Formula Car Kit


From XRAY:

  • All-new super-narrow chassis design is 24mm narrower to eliminate chassis contact with the track while rolling
  • All-new redesigned side link adaptors – machined from graphite – are mounted to aluminum stands to work with new super-narrow chassis
  • All-new steering blocks with new extra Ackermann position for more in-corner steering and nearly 100% Ackermann curve
  • All-new shock adaptor for quick & easy shock position changes; new frontward position for improved drivability over bumps and improved on-power traction
  • All-new graphite servo holder allows mounting of new shock adaptor
  • All-new tweak-free pivot brace for quicker & easier pod plate mounting
  • All-new rear link brace with longer leads for battery side stop allows 5mm adjustment of battery position
  • All-new battery backstop mounting allows battery position adjustment

Chassis Design.

The new super-narrow chassis is 24mm narrower compared to previous versions, eliminating contact with the track in corners while rolling and offering improved cornering speed.

The new chassis includes a slot for the composite battery backstop which allows 5mm battery position adjustment when using the most frequently used cross-chassis alignment configuration.

CNC-machined from custom-manufactured 2.5mm high-grade graphite material with a specially-designed compound for carpet racing and asphalt racing, the new X1 chassis allows the car to handle ideally on either indoor or outdoor tracks, on either carpet or asphalt.


Chassis design, layout, and flex have significant influence on the handling of the X1. The final chassis design offers optimal stiffness for excellent handling, while still being flexible enough to generate maximum traction.

The super-narrow chassis front allows for maximum traction while having excellent steering and cornering speed. The chassis has ideal torsional stability to help eliminate the “scrub effect” in high-speed corners.

Optional aluminum chassis – available in either full stiff or flex version – allow you to tailor your X1 for particular track conditions. A 2mm graphite chassis for low grip asphalt tracks is optionally available.

Side Link Adaptors.

With the super-narrow chassis design, pod side link adaptors were changed from chassis mounting to graphite side link adaptors which are mounted to the chassis with shims and screws. The graphite plate includes 2-positions for pod link mounting; outer position keeps the pod link straight, while the inner position allows for angled mounting of the pod links for improved in-corner steering.

Steering Blocks.

All-new steering blocks incudes extra Ackermann position which provides more in-corner steering required mostly at asphalt tracks. The new position has a nearly 100% Ackermann curve to provide maximum steering characteristics.

The super-precise inner hole for the kingpin steel pin ensures wobble-free assembly.

Shock Adaptor.

All-new shock adaptor allows for a more frontward shock mounting position, and when the adaptor is removed the standard rearward position is achieved.

The new longer alternative position – which allows for lengthening the shock and mounting the shock on the graphite servo holder – improves drivability over bumps and improves on-power traction. This setting is recommended for low-traction or bumpy tracks.

The standard shock position improves steering response and is recommended for higher-traction tracks.

Shock adaptor allows for quick & easy shock position changes to adjust the downstop.

Servo Holder.

All-new graphite servo holder was redesigned to allow the mounting of the new shock adaptor, and thus offering the new long-shock alternative.

Pivot Brace.

All-new tweak-free lower pivot brace was redesigned for quicker & easier mounting of the pod plate on the chassis. Thanks to the nut groove on the brace, the nuts that connect the chassis with the brace will find the proper position by themselves so there is no need to reset the position for free movement when the pod plate is mounted.

The transition of the rear pod works via the pivot brace, which features an ultra-small and lightweight pivot ball for greater movement of the pivot brace. The pivot ball has an internal thread.

Rear Link Brace.

All-new rear link brace has longer leads for battery side stops, allowing battery position adjustment on chassis by 5mm either more forward or more rearward while still keeping the battery securely in place.

The rear graphite brace allows the side tubes to be mounted on the car so that an optional side shock may be mounted as well.

Battery Backstops.

The chassis features a new groove to allow revised mounting of the battery backstop and adjustment of battery position when cross-chassis battery alignment is used.

To eliminate battery movement when inline battery alignment is used, the chassis features holes for composite battery backstops.


All parts are purpose-designed and manufactured by XRAY from premium materials including legendary HUDY Spring Steel™, premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, high-grade custom-formulated graphite material, and our own proprietary custom blends of composite materials. Everything on the X1 is premium with maximum attention to detail, so all parts fit and work perfectly together.

European Champions.

Back-to-Back Champions

The 2016 European Championship was the first EC ever where the XRAY X1 dominated the race by placing 5 cars in the A-main, taking TQ honors, and having a double-podium finish (1st and 3rd). The XRAY X1 the first-ever European Champion Formula car with Jan Ratheisky at the wheel.

In 2017, Team XRAY repeated the great success by bringing back-to-back European Champion titles back home, as well as having the most cars in the main final. Jan Ratheisky and Martin Hudy used 2018 prototype parts to dominate the race and take the podium win and 3rd place, respectively. It is the same out-of-the box X1 that you can purchase and race now.

Made in Europe.

From unique HUDY Spring Steel™… to world’s strongest Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum…, to XRAY’s own proprietary composite materials…, to premium high-grade graphite materials… everything on the X1 is exclusive and premium.

Using selected European exclusive materials crafted by XRAY’s engineering artists on state-of-the-art German, Italian, and Swiss CNC machines, the X1 is born from the finest that the world has to offer.

ETS Champions.

Back-to-Back Champions

With the most competitive Formula class racing series in the world – the ETS series – the pressure is high for dependable performance during the season at all the different tracks across Europe. With the world’s best drivers in the Formula class battling for the overall ETS season title, Jan Ratheisky has won the title for the past 3 years in a row (2014-2015-2016) with his XRAY X1, making the X1 the most winning and most successful Formula car.

Now the rest of the world can get and race the same ETS Championship-winning Formula car; trialed by fire and successfully proven in the most competitive racing series in the world.

Winning Heritage.

When it comes to high-competition racing there is absolutely no other Formula car that has more outstanding racing results and achievements. From national titles around the world, through IIC, ETS or Snowbirds national titles, to European Championship titles… the X1 has an astonishingly strong lineup of victories to support the winning heritage of the XRAY X1 platform.


Since the release of the first X1, the competition level of the Formula class continues to rise and so it is no surprise that it is Team XRAY that drives development and continues to push performance boundaries.

With XRAY’s philosophy of engineering & racing perfection, the X1 is designed in virtual reality using the world’s most sophisticated CAD technology, and manufactured using the world’s best machining and molding machinery in-house. The X1 has attained a level of perfection that is second to none.
Martin Hudy
XRAY designer


Legendary XRAY premium design, workmanship & material quality, and unmatched attention to detail result in a state of perfection achieved by well thought out refinements to create a race car that is easy to drive, work on, and adjust.


To create and develop the X1 platform, Martin Hudy teamed up with the world’s best 1/10 Formula experts – Jan Ratheisky and Francesco Martini, both of whom have been vital to the development team. They are the driving force for ongoing refinement of details to make the X1 the best handling and performing 1/10 Formula car in the world.


As with every XRAY platform, the success of the X1 is based on the passion of the R&D and Factory Team that furthers development but also puts maximum effort at the race events around the world for the best possible results and to provide support & service to XRAY customers. Jan Ratheisky is the XRAY R&D expert responsible for the X1 platform; he travels around the world not only to showcase the performance of the X1 but also to be available to service and help all XRAY customers. True passion is what drives Team XRAY.


Successful development of the X1 – like all other XRAY platforms – would not have been possible without the involvement of the entire racing team working throughout the year to test new ideas, prototypes, and improvements. The racing team travels to all major races around the world to provide XRAY drivers with first-class support & service that comes from being part of the XRAY team.
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Updated: October 24, 2017 — 3:57 PM
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