The Stilo ST5 FN 8860 ABP is what we place as our entry-level FIA-8860 2018 racing helmet and is designed mainly for racing in an open-top formula race car. While it shares its safety rating with the lighter Stilo Zero models, the 8860 is constructed with a more cost-effective type of carbon fibre allowing a much more cost-effective cost to take advantage of world class safety standard as used in Formula 1.
The ABP (Advanced Ballistic Protection) element of this racing helmet negates the need for a Zylon strip and is a requirement for the majority of top formula championships thus allowing much more protection to the forehead area from flying debris, but it also raises the standard for impact testing. ABP is a military spec test where a projectile is shot at 250 km/h and the helmet has to repel it. So in short, if you're looking for the strongest, lightest, and arguably most stylish motorsport helmet, you've landed at the right place.
The ABP Racing helmets from Stilo also require a different visor to our standard models. The tear off ready 3mm visor is shorter than the standard models and requires a shallower version so you must order the relevant ABP visor options.
Stilo has managed to retain the ST5's class-leading small shell, meaning you won't take up more space in the car than you need to and it's also among the lightest on the market in class. The much lighter option in the Zero model allows a greater weight saving and is our signature model as used by our driver in the Formula 1 and Formula 2 championships.
As mentioned earlier, ABP is a requirement for world-class formula racing. So F1, F2 and Formula E and W-Series require this rating. However, as with all standards, we can see this trickling down to become commonplace for most single-seater series in the future.
Many drivers will appreciate the beauty of such a well-crafted item with its low weight meaning less lateral G's in a corner or the unfortunate event of a crash, while others will rest assured by the strength of the shell, but opting for a Stilo ST5 Zero helmet will give the look and the performance that world-class drivers expect and demand.
While other manufacturers have only managed to pass the 8860-2018 and ABP testing in limited sizes, Stilo Racing Helmets have passed the test in all shell sizes and can offer a helmet from Extra Small to Extra Extra Large.
Small shell - 1510g
Large shell - 1680g
Small Shell - 54cm, 55cm, 57cm, 59cm
Large Shell - 60cm, 61cm, 63cm, 64cm
Helmet Standard - FIA 8860-18ABP