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Bell HP7 EVO III 8860-2018 Carbon Fiber Helmet




Bell HP7 Helmet Shape and Fit

Bell HP7 Carbon Fiber FIA 8860-2018 Helmet

Alright race junkies and adrenaline enthusiasts, buckle your harness, because do I have a treat for you! 

Ever thought, "I wish I had a helmet developed by F1 pros?" Well, let your pit crew rejoice and wave those checkered flags, because the Bell HP7 EVO III 8860-2018 Carbon Fiber Helmet is here to elevate your game and make other racers green with envy!

Developed in the high-octane world of F1 racing, the HP7 EVO-III is the real deal. We're talking about a helmet that's sleeker than your grandma's Sunday roast and lighter than your ex's apologies. Meeting the FIA's "super helmet" standards (yes, it's a thing!), this helmet is designed for racers with a need for speed, and a desire for the best gear.

Helmet Highlights (Try saying that three times fast!):

  • Material: High-strength and high modulus carbon fiber. Because who wants a heavy head when taking those corners?
  • Safety First: Advanced multi-density, multi-piece liner for ultimate noggin protection.
  • Visibility: An optical grade DSAF visor for a fog-free ride. No more squinting through corners.
  • Stay Cool: 12 intake/extraction channels. Think of it as spa day, but for your face.
  • Extras: Drink tubes, radio systems, you name it. It's like a Swiss Army helmet.
  • Style: Duckbill or no duckbill? That’s the question. Also, color it your way with custom fabric interiors.
  • Added Bonuses: Factory installed HANS anchors and a fancy HP helmet bag.
  • Stay Sealed: Say goodbye to unwanted dirt and water with our synthetic rubber gasket seal.
  • Certified Awesome: FIA8860-2018 Homologation, the highest badge of honor in helmet land.
  • Look: Stunning Carbon with a Matte Finish, because looking good is half the battle.

Racers, this isn’t just a helmet. This is the Bell HP7 EVO III, a masterclass in racing gear. If helmets had capes, this one would be flapping majestically in the wind as it zooms past the competition.

Ready to feel the rush, look the part, and race like a pro?

Developed through close collaboration with leading F1 drivers and teams, the carbon fiber HP7 is aerodynamically sleek, lightweight and efficient for the intense demands of open-wheel and open-cockpit forms of racing. The updated HP7 EVO-III meets the FIA's FIA8860-2018 "super helmet" standard, the most advanced sport helmet standard in the world. Designed for professional drivers competing in high-speed forms of motorsports, the HP7 allows racers to take advantage of the latest technological innovations including aerospace composite materials and advanced energy absorbing liner systems.

How to Measure Your Head for a Helmet

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  • High-strength and high modulus carbon fiber ultra-lightweight FIA8860 carbon shell
  • Advanced multi-density, multi-piece liner to maximize energy absorption and impact performance
  • Optical grade injection molded Double Screen Anti-Fog (DSAF) visor for anti-fog control and superior visibility
  • Powerful and effective top and chin bar ventilation system with 12 air intake and extraction channels for maximum ventilation
  • Air intake system includes two-part center and side air intakes (installed)
  • Shell and shield design optimized to improve aerodynamic performance, reduce internal noise and enhance energy management capacities Integrated channels in face piece offer multiple options to install drink tube and radio systems
  • Available in two versions: with or without duckbill (chin spoiler)
  • Top spoiler, top and chin bar gurneys available separately
  • Factory installed Hans anchors as original equipment
  • Synthetic rubber gasket seal to prevent dirt and water from entering the helmet
  • Available with frontal chinbar hole for the introduction of the drinking tube
  • HP helmet bag included
  • Shield and pivot kit: SE07, SV(SE07)
  • Homologation: FIA8860-2018
  • Alternative interior fabric colors: Black, White, Red, Tan, Purple, Blue, Green and Neon Yellow (by special order - additional charges will apply). Grey is standard
  • Color: Carbon, Matte Finish

The Bell HP7 Carbon Fiber Helmet will ship to you with signature required for delivery.


Remember that safety is paramount in auto racing, and choosing the right helmet and maintaining it properly is essential for your protection on the track. Always consult with the professionals at Discovery Parts and refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for specific questions about your racing helmet.

  1. Why do I need a racing helmet?

    Auto racing helmets are designed to protect drivers from head injuries and fire during high-speed races and crashes. They are a crucial safety component in motorsports.
  2. How do I choose the right size helmet? You should measure your head's circumference using a flexible tape measure, then refer to the manufacturer's sizing chart to select the appropriate size helmet. Please review our blog posting on how to properly fit your new auto racing helmet from Discovery Parts.
  3. What safety standards should I look for in a racing helmet? Look for helmets that meet safety standards like Snell and FIA depending on your racing discipline. These standards ensure the helmet's safety and quality. DOT helmets are designed for street use and not for racing and track use.
  4. What's the difference between full-face and open-face, and helmets? Full-face helmets provide the most protection with a complete face shield, while open-face helmets cover the top and sides of the head.
  5. Can I use a motorcycle helmet for auto racing? No, motorcycle helmets do not provide the same level of protection as auto racing helmets, as they are designed for different purposes. It's recommended to use a helmet specifically designed for auto racing which includes fire protection in addition to impact protection.
  6. How often should I replace my auto racing helmet? Auto racing helmets should be replaced every 5-10 years, depending on the manufacturer's recommendations and usage. If the helmet is involved in a crash, it should be replaced immediately.
  7. Are expensive racing helmets safer than budget ones? Safety standards dictate the minimum safety requirements, so even budget-friendly helmets can offer protection. However it’s important to consider how lower-priced helmets are meeting the required testing standards. More expensive helmets are lighter, smaller, are constructed of superior materials, and often come with additional features then less expensive helmets.
  8. How do I maintain and clean my racing helmet? Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance. You should clean the exterior, interior and shield with the Molecule Helmet Care Kit.
  9. Do I need to wear a balaclava under my racing helmet? Balaclavas are typically not required for Driver's Education events, however they make wearing a helmet much, much more comfortable. Balaclavas will provide fire protection (if fire rated), help keep your helmet lining clean and order free by absorbing the majority of sweat while using it, and additionally balaclavas make putting your helmet on and taking it off by protecting your ears and keeping from from folding over when you helmet is worn. Discovery Parts recommends balaclavas from Alpinestars, OMP, Sabelt, Sparco, and Stand21. If you are entering sanctioned auto racing events, balaclavas will be required for fire protection.
  10. Is the SNELL SA Rating important? The Snell SA2020 certification is a safety standard established by the Snell Memorial Foundation for auto racing helmets. It sets the criteria and requirements that helmets must meet to be considered safe and suitable for use in motorsport events. Snell SA2020 certification is highly regarded in the motorsports industry and is often required or recommended by racing organizations and events. It signifies that a helmet has passed rigorous testing to provide maximum safety for drivers in various motorsport disciplines, including road racing, NASCAR, Formula 1, drag racing, and more. It's essential for drivers to check the specific safety standards required by the racing organizations they participate in to ensure compliance.
  11. Is the FIA helmet certification important? Yes, FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) certification is crucial for auto racing helmets, especially in the context of international motorsport events and many national and regional racing series in the USA. The FIA 8859-2015 standard is commonly associated with racing helmets used in various motorsport disciplines. Helmets certified to FIA 8859-2015 met the safety requirements set by the FIA and were widely accepted in many racing series
  12. Which helmet certification is the most stringent and the hardest to meet? The FIA 8860-2018 certification is considered the most stringent and advanced helmet certifications available for auto racing helmets, and it is often associated with top-tier motorsport categories like Formula 1. It's important to note that the FIA 8860-2018 helmets offer a high level of protection and their use is mandatory in many racing series. Drivers should always check the regulations of the racing series they intend to participate in to ensure compliance with helmet certification standards.
  13. Can I wear glasses with my helmet? Most helmets have provisions for wearing glasses or goggles, but check the design to be sure. Most manufacturers feature helmet models with wider eye ports to better accommodate eye glasses.
  14. Are carbon fiber helmets better? Carbon fiber helmets are lightweight and strong, a top choice for racers. But remember, certification matters most.
  15. Can I use a used helmet for racing? It's best to buy a new helmet. Used helmets may have unseen damage or be out of date on safety standards.
  16. Can I buy replacement parts for my helmet, like visors or padding? Many manufacturers offer replacement parts, including visors and padding, to extend your helmet's lifespan.
  17. How can I prevent helmet fogging during races? Anti-fog sprays and inserts are available to help keep your visor clear during races.
  18. What's the importance of proper helmet ventilation? Proper ventilation helps keep you cool and comfortable during races, reducing the risk of heat exhaustion.
  19. How do I store my helmet between races? Keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and chemicals in a bag designed to store your auto racing helmet, like the Discovery Parts Evo Helmet Bag.
  20. Where can I buy a certified racing helmet? You should only buy from a professional authorized dealer who has sold thousands of helmets. You can find all the best brands at Discovery Parts online at or visit our retail store at Atlanta Motorsports park or at one of the hundreds of race and track day events we attend and support.

Remember, safety should always come first in auto racing. Choose a certified helmet that meets the necessary standards to protect yourself on the track.

We take immense pride in offering a wide selection of Bell auto racing helmets, designed to meet the demands of professional racers and motorsports enthusiasts alike. Bell has been at the forefront of helmet innovation and safety for decades, earning a reputation as a top-tier brand in the racing world.

Key Features of Bell Racing Helmets:

  1. Unparalleled Safety: Bell racing helmets are engineered to the highest safety standards, including certifications like Snell and DOT approval, ensuring your head is well-protected in high-speed racing conditions.
  2. Premium Materials: Crafted with precision, Bell helmets feature carbon fiber construction, making them lightweight yet incredibly strong for maximum protection.
  3. Comfort and Fit: Bell's commitment to comfort is evident in the design of their helmets. They offer a range of sizes, and many models have customizable padding to ensure a snug fit.
  4. Aerodynamic Design: Bell helmets are designed with aerodynamics in mind, reducing wind resistance and enhancing performance on the track.

Our Extensive Bell Auto Racing Helmet Collection:

  1. Bell HP77 Carbon Fiber 8860-2018 Helmet
  2. Bell HP7 Carbon Fiber 8860-2018 Helmet
  3. Bell HP6 8860-2018 Helmet
  4. Bell RS7C LTWT Carbon Fiber Helmet
  5. Bell GT6 RD Carbon Fiber Helmet
  6. Bell RS7 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  7. Bell BR8 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  8. Bell GT6 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  9. Bell GP.3 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  10. Bell GTX.3 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  11. Bell M.8 Carbon Fiber Helmet
  12. Bell RS7 Pro Helmet
  13. Bell GT6 Helmet
  14. Bell BR8 Helmet
  15. Bell GP.3 Helmet
  16. Bell GTX.3 Helmet
  17. Bell M.8 Helmet
  18. Bell K1 Pro Helmet
  19. Bell K1 Sport Helmet
  20. Bell Mag Rally Helmet

Frequently Asked Questions About Bell Helmets:

  1. Where are Bell helmets made? Bell helmets are proudly manufactured in the Bahrain, maintaining the highest quality standards.
  2. Is Bell a good helmet brand? Yes, Bell is renowned for its commitment to safety, innovation, and performance, making it a trusted choice among professional racers and enthusiasts.
  3. Are Bell helmets Snell approved? Yes, many Bell helmets are Snell approved, meeting rigorous safety standards.
  4. Are Bell helmets FIA approved? Absolutely, several Bell helmets are FIA 8860-2018 certified, ensuring they meet the most stringent safety requirements.
  5. Do Bell helmets run small? Bell offers a variety of sizes and often provides sizing charts to help you choose the right fit. It's important to measure your head and refer to their guidelines for a proper fit.

For racers who demand the best in safety and performance, Bell auto racing helmets are the ultimate choice. Explore our extensive collection to find the perfect helmet for your racing needs.

Bell Racing Helmets: Bell Racing Helmets are renowned for their exceptional quality and safety features. With a wide range of models to choose from, you can find the perfect Bell Racing Helmet to suit your racing needs.

Bell Racing Helmet: Each Bell Racing Helmet is a product of meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. When you wear a Bell Racing Helmet, you're choosing a helmet that prioritizes your safety and performance on the track.

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Bell Race Helmet: Your Bell Race Helmet is more than just protective gear; it's a crucial part of your racing ensemble. The aerodynamic design of a Bell Race Helmet helps reduce wind resistance, giving you a competitive edge.

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Bell Helmets: Bell Helmets have a rich history of innovation and excellence. The extensive range of Bell Helmets ensures that there's a model suitable for every racer, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting in the sport.

Bell Carbon Fiber Helmet: Bell Carbon Fiber Helmets combine the lightweight properties of carbon fiber with advanced safety features. These helmets are a top choice for racers seeking the ultimate in protection without sacrificing comfort.

Race Car Helmet: A race car helmet is a fundamental piece of safety gear for any racer. Bell's race car helmets are engineered to meet the rigorous demands of motorsports, ensuring you stay safe on the track.

Racing Helmet: Your racing helmet is your shield against potential accidents. Bell Racing Helmets are designed to offer superior impact protection while maintaining optimal visibility and ventilation.

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Auto Racing Helmet: When it comes to auto racing, your helmet is your first line of defense. Bell Auto Racing Helmets are engineered to withstand the rigors of high-speed racing, ensuring your head is protected.

Auto Racing Helmets: Auto racing helmets from Bell are designed to provide optimal head protection while maintaining lightweight and aerodynamic qualities, allowing you to perform at your best.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Martin S.
Performance Meets Style

The Bell HP7 Evo III is as stylish as it is functional. The matte carbon finish exudes a professional look, and the ability to choose a duckbill version allows for personalized aerodynamic performance. It's more than just a pretty face, though; the helmet's safety features are top-tier, with the multi-density liner providing exceptional impact absorption. The DSAF visor offers clear sight lines on the track, though it can be a bit tricky to adjust with gloves on. In comparison to other helmets, this one certainly stands above, particularly in terms of build quality. It's an investment, but for the level of safety and performance, it is entirely justified. The inclusion of HANS anchors and the rubber gasket seal are thoughtful touches that showcase Bell's commitment to racers' needs. Perhaps a simpler visor adjustment mechanism could enhance its ease of use.

Edmund M.
Ultimate Comfort and Protection

In terms of comfort and protection, the Bell HP7 Evo III is a standout. The helmet's interior design contours well to the head, reducing pressure points, while the robust carbon fiber shell and advanced liner technology offer protection that exceeds expectations. It's particularly impressive in the way it manages to combine lightweight construction with sturdy build quality. The visor's anti-fog feature is a testament to Bell's commitment to performance under all conditions. Although the helmet is one of the pricier options, it's a fair trade-off for the exceptional features provided. I would urge racers who prioritize safety and comfort to consider this helmet. To further enhance the product, a larger variety of visor tints would be advantageous for adapting to different lighting conditions on the track.

Franklin B.
Race-Ready Perfection

Having tested numerous helmets over my racing career, the Bell HP7 Evo III stands out with its exceptional attention to detail. The multi-density liner adapts well to different head shapes, providing comfort without compromising on protection. The ventilation system is one of the best I've experienced, keeping me cool in the heat of the race. Moreover, the rubber gasket seal is highly effective in keeping out debris, which is essential for off-road and open-cockpit racing scenarios. Comparatively, this helmet outperforms others in its category with its combination of safety features, customization options, and maintenance ease, thanks to the removable and washable padding. The matte carbon finish not only looks professional but also avoids the glare that can come from glossier finishes. It's a premium product that justifies its cost with premium features. Those considering this helmet should know it's a long-term investment in their racing career. While it's at the top of its class, additional visor locking mechanisms for added security at high speeds would be a small but beneficial enhancement.

Troy B.
The Professional's Choice

The Bell HP7 Evo III's performance on the track is as professional as they come. The helmet's quality is palpable, from the solid construction to the luxurious feel of the interior. Its ease of use is evident, with features like the drink tube and radio system channels, which are indispensable during long races. When compared to others, the HP7 Evo III's breathability stands out, keeping you cool under pressure. The price tag is steep, but so is the quality and the advanced safety technology you're paying for. I would recommend it without hesitation to any pro driver who takes their craft seriously. A suggestion would be to provide clearer instructions for the installation of accessories for novice users.

Dale B.
Racing Innovation at Its Finest

I was blown away by the Bell HP7 Evo III's innovative design. The 12 air intake and extraction channels make it the most ventilated helmet I've used, combating heat stress effectively. The optical grade visor is a game-changer, offering a distortion-free view that has improved my on-track performance. The quality rivals that of custom helmets, but with the added benefit of off-the-shelf convenience. While the cost is significant, it's on par with what you'd expect from a helmet that offers professional-level features. I would certainly recommend it to my fellow racers.

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