The Ten Coolest Racing Helmets You Can Buy

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If you're going to be racing your car, you're going to need a helmet first. Whether you've got $200 or $2,000, you can get one of these lids that's not only good looking, but also approved by the authorities.

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10.) Impact Nitro

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When you're sitting in a dragster full of nitromethane and methanol, you better have some extra protection against fire. This would be it.

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Suggested By: GR1M RACER : Wrong Most of the Time, Photo Credit: Impact


9.) G-force Pro Phenom

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This open helmet is for beginners, and while it might not look like much, what makes it cool is that it's SNELL SA2010 rated and costs $200. Good value right there.

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Suggested By: mcseanerson, Photo Credit: G-Force

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8.) Simpson Bandit

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TheCrudMan likes his Voyager, but I'm with evoCS on this one: the Bandit is way more badass.

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Buy it here.

Suggested By: evoCS, Photo Credit: Simpson Racing


7.) Bell Star Classic

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An updated original. If you ever get to race a classic, this is the helmet for the job.

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Suggested By: KingBilly, Photo Credit: Bell Helmets

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6.) Stilo WRC DES Carbon

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It's certainly not cheap at $1,800, but if you're after the ultimate WRC experience, this is it.

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Suggested By: magman007, Photo Credit: Stilo

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5.) Schuberth SF1

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Nothing to do with classical music, everything to do with motorsport.

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4.) Simpson Carbon Devil Ray

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The evil Stig look? All you need is polarized blue shades, and you got it.

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Suggested By: Smegmelly30, Photo Credit: Simpson

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3.) Bell HP3 Carbon

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This is Bell's strongest helmet. If this isn't enough in a crash, you're probably a goner.

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Suggested By: Travis Okulski, Photo Credit: Bell Racing


2.) Stilo ST4F

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This is the ST4 with the widest eyeport. It's made of Kevlar Multi-Sandwich Fiber composite, it's orange and I want one.

Buy it here.

Suggested By: ///M3 Track Car, Photo Credit: Stilo

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1.) Arai GP6 RC

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This is what birthday boy Kimi Raikkonen has. Case closed.

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Buy it here.

Suggested By: Chris Nuggets, Photo Credit: Arai

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DISCUSSION

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Raphael Orlove

So we stuck to just car-approved helmets for this top ten, but that doesn't mean there aren't some absolutely badass motorcycle helmets out there, not the least of which being Roof

http://jalopnik.com/i-say-roof-144…

The Zeus zs-218 momo style

http://jalopnik.com/zeus-zs-218-mo…

and the "I need to sell my kidneys right goddamn now" Bell Bullitt, which goes on sale soon.

http://silodrome.com/bell-bullitt-h…