Are you tired of waiting for a stage to start in sweltering 100 degree weather in a car with no air conditioning? The solution is at hand.
Last year SPARCO introduced the Sparco "EXTREMA RS-10" Single Layer Nomex Driver Suit. This was the first single layer suit to meet FIA 8858/2000. This suit was made with all the bells and whistles and as a result the cost of the suit was $2,300, a little out of the reach of most rallyists.
Sparco has now filled out the line of single layer driver suits that meet SFI 3.3A/5 and FIA 2000. They are the result of over 3 years of research and development. Sparco has patented a new technology called HOCOTEX® which revolutionizes the way racing suits are made. This new exclusive Sparco technology creates a single layer fabric which has the protection of what is normally achieved by a multi-layer fabric.
Traditional racing suits have layers of fabric sewn together with a quilted pattern. The quilting provides air space between the layers which bloats in a fire, this provides thermal protection to the driver. HOCOTEX® creates a honeycomb structure with internal air cells that ensure the driver even more fire protection. Traditional box quilting creates an average of 300 air chambers in a size 52 suit. The Victory RS-4 has over 60,000 microcell air chambers which provide a 10 to 12% increase in heat protection performance.
Two new suits using the same technology, but with fewer features bring this safety and comfort breakthrough available to most rallyists.
Sparco "EAGLE RS-8" - Two colors with stretch panels in arm gusset, back and sides. In addition the Eagle RS-8 features reinforced arms and legs with anti-abrasive material. This model sells for $1,900 and factory tailoring is available at additional cost. Call for a quote.
For the budget minded, there is the VICTORY RS-4, Still made of the HOCOTEX® material and with stretch panels in the arm gussets. This suit is priced at an affordable $875. Your choice of a Tapered leg cuff, or a Boot cuff at no additional cost. Factory tailoring is not available for this model.
Most colors and sizes available for shipment, but get in line now if we have to wait a few weeks.