Sports car maker showcases water-cooled helmets to keep heat at bay
Pininfarina may be renowned for its uber-cool sports cars but that has not stopped the company from recently showcasing helmets that promise to keep excessive heat off the head.
Pininfarina, in collaboration with Roux Helmets, showcased the special helmets which make use of water to keep things cool. The racing helmets, reports Motor1, makes use of a water-cooled system which essentially circulates 11 degree Celsius water flowing around the shell of the protective gear to whisk the heat away and help keep the driver's head cool. Additionally, there is a tube which also helps the driver take a sip of water when required.
While the helmet has been designed for race cars because the cabin temperatures can rise significantly during events, the technology can easily transcend into the motorcycling arena as well. That it is built from carbon fibre helps it keep weight to a minimum while other features like built-in microphone and sound system make it quite futuristic.
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With a speculated price between $1,200 and $ 5,000, these helmets may not enter mass market anytime soon. However, a rise in demand could well result in the company possibly considering sale to enthusiasts the world over.