Aerox Razor Body

A week ago, Schumacher announced the new Aerox Razor Body.

With new bodies for the ISTC class released every other week lately, and with most new bodies taking inspiration from each other, it is hard to make something that stands out. The Aerox Razor seemed to stand out though, with a different appearance and many new ideas. With my interest in bodyshell design, I wanted to take a closer look at it.

Here’s Schumacher’s product information for the Aerox Racer:

AX001 – Aerox Razor Body – 1/10 Touring – Light – 190mm

The Aerox RAZOR is a high downforce 1/10th Touring Car body designed with ultimate performance in mind.

2 Years in development with a leading F1 Aerodynamicist.

– Ultimate Aerodynamic Efficiency.

– Designed in association with a leading F1 Aerodynamicist.

– State of the art CFD (Computational fluid dynamics) analysis used to maximise down force and reduce drag.

– Maximised double front splitter that creates a pressure differential that provides front aerodynamic grip.

– Uniquely adjustable curved rear wing to adjust downforce, balance and drag (The purchase of an alternative wing is not required)

– Upturned leading edge on the wing allows airflow to remain attached, improving its efficiency. MORE downforce – LESS drag.

– The maximised length of the body improves 2 aspects;
1) More surface area for developing load i.e downforce and reducing lift.
2) Secondly drag reduction, the air passing over the body has to work less hard, deviating at a lower angle than normal, reducing drag and increasing speed.

– In short, Ultimate Aerodynamic Efficiency with the ability to tune balance all with one body and wing.

– Lightweight.

– BRCA and ROAR approved.

Supplied clear and unpainted.
Includes wing and mounting hardware.
Overspray film.
Lights and decal set.
Instruction sheet.
……………………………………………………

Some first impressions after receiving the body:

The Razor is indeed long. Around 20mm longer than e.g. a Protoform Type-S. It’s longer both front and rear. The body, painted like in the later pictures here and with the included wing and hardware, weighs around 85g. The wing is of a thicker material and fairly stiff.

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The included decal sheet.

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Excellent instructions included, showing the special and smart solution for the rear wing mounting.

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A different ISTC body! Don’t think anyone can disagree on that.

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The most standout part of the Razor is definitely the front end, with the double front splitter and very low profile. Also seen in this picture (below) is the curved windscreen, again very different to most other bodies.

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As you can see, the middle of the body (between the front & rear axle, below the side windows) is much narrower compared to most other bodies.

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Special wing mounts that allow wing angle adjustment.

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Rear view of the angular rear end.

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First modern TC body to feature pronounced side sills like on most modern full scale racing cars.

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Mounted on my TRF419XR. The body is a bit narrower than most bodies, @ 190mm instead of 194-195mm. In this picture it is clear to see how low the front end is, how long the body is, and the special rear wing mounts. Here the wing is mounted in the middle position.

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Certainly a very interesting product, and it will be very interesting to see what it’s like on track.

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Posted on May 24, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. First impression is that the rear wing angle looks completely wrong. Leading edge pointing upwards. Unless it is a trick of the camera?

    Second impression is that the body is too narrow at the front – surely the front tyres will rub?

    Final impression is that (as a non-F1 aerodynamicist), we have got 15 years of trial-and-error body design behind us and nobody has come up with that shape before. I agree that it will be interesting to see how it handles in practice.

  2. Like I write, that’s the medium position of the wing. The low downforce setting is even more extreme. That’s why I wanted to take pictures with the medium setting to show this feature. This is the high df setting.

    Also about the width, on the car below there’s a very wide front end setup at the moment.
    Track testing will obviously give answers.

  3. Hello, lokking forward for your impression on the track. Do you know if this body fit on a FF chassis (ff03 for exemple ^^) ?

  4. I briefly tested it last Friday, but as that was for a race and the body was not yet allowed, I only did 1 run. Based on that it felt like it had lots of downforce, but not nimble enough. But I really don’t want to draw any conclusions until I have properly tested it.

    Not sure on the FF, might be too low at the front. Personally I would never run such an unrealistic body on an FF! 🙂 Just had to add that. Sorry! 😀

  5. Testet today. Feels not as aggressive and edgy as type s. But it is super fast and easy to drive. It was clearly faster than type s in my car. And more consistent too. Just a tad more security all arround. Used highest rear wing Position and between forward and medium Position. Downside is the look and that it flexes more than type s. Need to glue foam in the Front.

  6. Thanks for the report! What type of track did you run on? I should hopefully properly test it myself as well this coming week.

  7. You should! Really feels linke the next standard body and the Promotion Text was right. First I thought it was slower in the exit when we tested back and forth but when you Start with the aerox right From the Start and get used to it it is just comfy. But most important it was just faster, 0.2 on a 18 sec lap without foam under bumper. Even if it was the same speed the aerox would be my choice. … I hated all touring bodys look till the type s. Performance wise it will geht ugly again.

  8. Sorry, Asphalt, mid to lower bite no sugar. Size like most ETS tracks I would say. 18 seconds lap.

  9. I have this Schumacher Aerox Razor Body 1/10 Touring I really like it and it gives more traction of my car, keeps my car stick on the ground. This body is awesome!!!.

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