The Invader chassis is among the most emblematic models produced by Parolin Racing Kart. The body is completely composed of chromium-molybdenum steel alloy tubes that have a 32 mm diameter and a 2 mm thickness. Parolin Racing Kart exploits state-of-the-art technology to deliver a top-quality product, cutting and deburring tubes with laser as well as shaping them with an electric bending machine that maintains consistent and minimum tolerances between the first processed tube and the last one. The tubes are then entirely welded by robots, which guarantee extreme precision with very low deformation. The standard configuration of the Invader kart is particularly efficient on tracks with medium grip levels thanks to the side stringers. Being responsible for the torsion, especially when entering corners, this part of the chassis makes the Invader model more suitable for the shifter classes, which drive with more angular lines. Furthermore, the front-end setup can also be adapted to the track conditions with the two front stiffening bars that are connected to the body through the traditional aluminium alloy clamps.
The innovative Easy Caster is a distinctive trait of the Invader model, offering the possibility of making rapid and independent changes both to the caster and to the camber. The adjustable steering column support is another standard feature of all Parolin chassis and it ensures a fast adjustment of the Ackermann angle. Aiming at fine-tuning the front geometry in any circuit and with any driving style, this system provides a broad range of opportunities to modify the front-end setup.
The black anodised aluminium pedals add to the exceptional adaptability of the Invader model, suiting drivers of all heights and offering customisable pedal sensitivity. The footrest is made of black anodised aluminium too and is also knurled to provide greater grip. Moreover, it can be adjusted in four different positions, while an additional pedal board is available for the shortest drivers.
The front and rear calipers are characterised by the same design and geometry, but the rear one is larger and equipped with two pistons that have a 32 mm diameter, while the front ones feature pistons that have a 27 mm diameter. Nevertheless, all the pistons have magnetic holding on the brake pads. Furthermore, the radial attachment guarantees greater system solidity and torsional stiffness, which translate into better braking sensitivity. The floating, self-ventilated and perforated cast iron brake discs are supported by the aluminium brake master cylinders, which are machined from a solid piece. One of their benefits consists in a 22 mm internal piston: a lever is fastened to the rod that is connected to the brake and offers four anchoring positions, thus providing drivers with a wider range of options in order to satisfy their preferences with regard to braking modulation. Lastly, the brake distributor is characterised by a shaped knob that is designed for jerky rotation, which facilitates drivers in any adjustment and prevents the distributor from rotating accidentally.
Parolin Racing Kart has also focused on the aerodynamic qualities of the Invader model, being aware of their value. With the goal of boosting aerodynamic efficiency, the Italian company developed the Dynamica fairings thanks to meticulous aerodynamic studies and wind tunnel testing. The new bodywork’s purpose is to optimise the air flows directed towards the engine and the radiator, while reducing turbulence.
Finally, the Parolin Invader’s steering wheel features padding on the sides in order to improve grip and ease driving.
|Ø Tubes and material||32 mm x 2 - 25 cr-mo4|
|Wheel base||1055 mm|
|Rear width||636 mm (Chassis) / 1395 mm (Standard setup with axle and wheels)|
|Front width||720 mm|
|Tank capacity||9 lit|
|Brake system||Parolin AP06, Hydraulic self adjusting|
|Rear brake disk||Ventilated 182 x 18,5 mm|
|Steering wheel||Parolin High Grip 340 mm|
|Bodyworks||Eurostar Dynamica 2022|
|Alloy Wheels||132 - 212 mm|