Soft leather interior, some really hard stuff around it. That includes polycarbonate, aluminum, and thermoplastic polymer to make sure when you crash, you survive in style. Unless you totally burst in flames of course. Being a hallowed Italian brand whose core tenet is flash and sophistication, it seems to have taken Ferrari a ridiculous amount of time before they’ve officially stamped a helmet that meets their standards.
As always, being a high end accessory to a super high end vehicle line, the Ferrari helmet is darn expensive and really good looking. ($385 plus shipping!) Check out that visor too. It won’t stop a bullet, but it’s scratch resistant injection moulded carbonate. Awesome stuff.
From the product page:
The Ferrari Style helmet from NewMax is an homage to the historic Maranello tradition. Hard work and innovation, intuition and a keen aesthetic sensibility have yielded a model that is elegantly simple and finely made. Satin-finish aluminium and metalised thermoplastic details adorn the edge of the padding, making it even more abrasion-resistant and easier to clean. Genuine leather trim and the embossed Ferrari logo are the perfect finishing touch for this beautifully designed, top of the range item.
Its outer shell is made from advanced thermoplastic polymer with a high gloss scratch-resistant finish while the visor is manufactured using injection moulded scratch-resistant polycarbonate and offers excellent visibility in all conditions. The inside of the helmet is lined with two-tone Dupont® technical fabric that is both anti-allergic and antistatic.
The sliding visor catch has aluminium details too.
The smooth lines and nice curves also lends it a distinct old fahsioend feel. If only it had ostentatious fines circa a bygone epoch it would look great on a latter-day Buck Rogers. Buck who? Just keep in mind, before there was Master Chief, there was Buck Rogers.
Now please someone design an electric rifle. Might as well throw in a rocket booster.
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