The following article was published in 2015. Please contact us or browse the online store (link above) for up-to-date info, pricing and products.
2015 saw the world leading helmet manufacturer Stilo release its latest generation of helmet, the ST5. The ST5 range comes in on top of the already successful ST4 range, which has been used by world champions in every discipline.
Closer to home, the Stilo ST4 was the helmet of choice for V8 Supercar greats Craig Lowndes, Todd Kelly and young-gun Bathurst 1000 winner, Chaz Mostert. Now, the ST5 raises the benchmark ever higher for competitors, and manufacturers.
The ST5 line-up features four variants: GT, Formula, Formula Naked, and Karting, which all promise a lighter, smaller shell, with increased vision, airflow and comfort.
The flagship model in the range is the ST5 F N Zero. This helmet has the smallest, narrowest and lightest shell in class. Aerodynamically crafted, the ST5 proved itself in recent Formula 1 tests, and is now used by Sauber team driver Felipe Nasr. The ST5 F N Zero weighs in at only 1.2kg, nearly half a kilo lighter than the next comparable helmet on the market.
The list of drivers already signed up for the ST5 in Australia 2015 includes Craig Lowndes, Mark Winterbottom, Chaz Mostert, Lee Holdsworth, Marcos Ambrose , James Courtney and Tim Slade.
Positive feedback has already started to amount, with V8 drivers having the opportunity to test the helmet for the first time early in February.
“I like the light weight of my new Stilo ST5. It is 500 grams lighter than helmets I previously used. When driving the weight of a helmet gets multiplied with the forces. This puts pressure on your neck and shoulders, so I can really feel the weight difference in the car. I am impressed with the air flow and the way you can push the vents to pin point where you want the air flow to go. It is also a really comfortable helmet so it ticks all the boxes for me,” says Mark Winterbottom.
“The Stilo ST5 helps me keep a cool head, literally. The biggest thing we look for in V8’s is airflow, and the top feed mount and vents on the ST5 helmet are great for that. The front nose is slightly smaller too, which gives me better vision. It’s light, comfy, cool, and I can see more – very happy,” says Chaz Mostert.
V-Sport are delighted to announce we are expecting Australia’s first delivery of the ST5 in early March. In the meantime, if you wish to view more details on the new ST5 range, head over to the Stilo website and check out the 2015 catalogue here.
Here’s some imagery from the catalogue: