Not a step forward in helmet technology, but a quantum leap.
Arai GP-6RC Carbon Fiber Auto Racing Helmet – Made from a proprietary weave of carbon fiber, the GP-6RC helmet combines the inherent advantages of carbon fiber’s light weight and high strength with the added benefit of flexibility which standard carbon fiber simply cannot match.
That flexibility allows the helmet to flex on impact rather than splinter or shatter like standard carbon fiber is known to do. This gives Arai the ability to produce a helmet ready for the demands and requirements of Formula 1 Racing while maintaining the sleek, head-turning aesthetics that Arai has become known for. Here’s a rundown of the features of the Arai GP-6RC helmet: