Arai 8860-2018 ABP Carbon Fiber Helmet
The new GP-7SRC ABP is a stunning example of Arai‚Äôs vision and technological mastery, engineered into a functional, real-world piece of safety equipment. It begins with a startling advancement: a proprietary Carbon Fiber (CF) weave that combines CF‚Äôs existing benefits of high strength and extreme light weight.
But there's a major added benefit that standard CF does not possess: flexibility. (Standard CF tends to splinter or shatter instead of flex on impact.) The result is a helmet ready for the unparalleled demands and requirements of high end closed-cockpit racing. The remaining list of GP-7SRC features and advances is impressive because, for this helmet and its prospective user, it simply has to be. The GP-7SRC ABP meets or exceeds the FIA 8860-2018 ABP homologation standard.
ABP (ADVANCED BALLISTIC PROTECTION)
FIA's new ABP (Advanced Ballistic Protection) specification is intended especially for drivers in open cars.
The GP-7SRC ABP has been strengthened in the forehead area, incorporating an external intrusion panel (previously mounted to the shield) that is now integrated into the helmet shell itself. The ABP homologation was written to reduce the risk of injury from debris or other objects striking a driver‚Äôs head.
Three large, closeable, intake vents combined with larger 10mm holes and two aditional exhaust vents in the center of the helmet greatly increase air flow. A redesigned exhaust cowling improves aerodynamics, drawing out hot air escaping the helmet. The GP-7SRC comes with all vents unattached so you can customize the vent configuration to your specific needs.
POSITIVE SHIELD LATCH
Arai's positive latch mechanism provides solid shield closure while allowing normal operation of the shield. Designed as an integral component of the shield system, not just an add-on afterthought, its functional simplicity belies the complexity of the design.
HANS POST ANCHORS
Integrated seats accommodate a variety of Head and Neck Restraint devices. Pre-installed M6 threaded washer/nut with 6mm threads accepts a variety of anchor systems, making installation easy. The flat surface around the mounting nut allows the anchor post to rest flush on the helmet surface.
Arai's proprietary carbon fiber material and weave provide an extremely strong yet flexible material, helping manage impact energy. Multiple reinforcing materials are used to improve performance while keeping weight and bulk to a minimum.
EJECT READY CROWN PAD
Pre-cut pocket under the crown pad can be easily removed to accommodate the optional eject system.
DRINK TUBE COMPATIBILITY
The GP-7SRC chin liner is now more easily removed to install a drink tube into the liner. The chin liner comes standard with four different drink hose placements.
GET THE BEST FIT
Available in sizes Extra-Small to Large
An effective helmet is one that fits properly. Have an assistant use a measuring tape, or a piece of string to measure the circumference of your head starting at a point approximately one inch above the eyebrows in front, around a point in the back of the head that results in the largest possible measurement, and finally wrapping back to the front. It's a good idea to take several measurements to make sure you have the largest one.
This helmet will ship to you with signature required for delivery.