Look at the top with the body removed you can see Adam chooses a Tekin RX8 and Tekin 1900KV T8 motor with a Tekno Traktion Drive that Adam feels makes the car more forgiving to drive on the rough tracks he visits such as the Psycho Nitro Blast or Silver State. Adam changes between a 15T and 16T clutch pinion setup with a 48T metal spur depending on track size and layout.
Drake is also using a 4S 5400 35C Sport Thunder Power pack for weight savings. When coupled to the Tekin RX8 and T8 1900 motor, Adam 8IGHT E lacks nothing in the power department with this combination. This allows Drake to run a car that is close in weight to his nitro buggy which helps greatly in the setup department.