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.
– BRCA and ROAR approved.
Supplied clear and unpainted.
Includes wing and mounting hardware.
Lights and decal set.
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.
The included decal sheet.
Excellent instructions included, showing the special and smart solution for the rear wing mounting.
A different ISTC body! Don’t think anyone can disagree on that.
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.
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.
Special wing mounts that allow wing angle adjustment.
Rear view of the angular rear end.
First modern TC body to feature pronounced side sills like on most modern full scale racing cars.
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.
Certainly a very interesting product, and it will be very interesting to see what it’s like on track.