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Inspired by Formula 1’s 2018 mandated head protection structure, Revolution Race Cars has released its own version of the safety system for its two-seater A-One sports prototype racer.
Produced using an energy-efficient infusion process, the double-halo bolts to Revolution’s carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and will accommodate both a driver and a co-driver, which the company says makes it ideal for driver training and corporate driving experiences.
Both the chassis and new double-halo design are FIA compliant, with the halo being manufactured from 50.8mm ROPT510 seamless tubing, exceeding FIA safety standards by 12%.
The newly developed system is said to give safety standards similar to that of closed cockpit Le Mans cars, but without the added weight of door structures and cooling systems. Available as an option for the Revolution UK Trophy, the device replaces the forward longitudinal bars on current FIA approved roll cages and weighs an extra 2kg (4.4 lb).
Phil Abbott, the managing director of Revolution said, “We designed the A-One to give more elbow room than other prototype racing cars, making it easy to operate both solo and with a passenger aboard. By introducing the double-halo, we are giving drivers and their instructors or corporate guests the same level of safety they would expect in a world championship type race car.”