Revolutionary Kart Chassis from Maranello - The RS8 Tested
Thanks to Maranello
Kart Ltd UK and Kart Tune we were able to do a full days testing
with the new RS8 chassis from Maranello. It's the first time we've
seen any innovation in kart chassis design for years, and we could
not wait to get our hands on it - and our test driver Will Dendy
was not disappointed with the performance from this fantastic kart!
Check out the video below to see the maranello RS8 track test with
maxter KF2 spec engine. Will explains that if you are
smooth and in good shape this chassis will deliver exceptional performance!
The RS8 from above - the cross member allows linear chassis
flex across the front end of the kart.
The black clamps you can see joining the top and bottom
cross members can be moved to allow the top tube to bend more or
less, allowing small adjustments of front stiffness instead of the
usual bar in or bar out.
Adjusting the clamps is very easy, just loosen and move
them outward to go stiffer, or narrower for a softer front end.
Centrally mounted rear brakes for more effective cooling
and high stability.
Will Dendy enjoying the directness of the chassis response
to small steering inputs but he missed the support he usually gets
from an Iztech Kart Seat
Through the spoon at PFI the kart lifted the inside rear
kart predictably and easily.
James Godbehere was available for valuable advice - He loves
his RS8 and says it rewards the smoothest drivers.
Paul Godbehere helped keep the kart running beautifully