Single Layer Construction. Three Layer Protection.
The Extrema RS-10 is the result of over 3 years of research and development. Sparco has patented a new technology called HOCOTEX® which revolutionizes the way racing suits are made. This new exclusive Sparco technology creates a single layer fabric which has the protection of what is normally achieved by a multi-layer fabric.
Lightness and Comfort Through Technology
The EXTREMA RS-10 made in HOCOTEX® is the lightest racing suit in the world. At 700g, it is 10% lighter than the Sparco Superleggera which was the previous lightweight champion.
Comfort never felt before: Thanks to HOCOTEX®, the EXTREMA RS-10 is three times more breathable than a suit produced using traditional technology. The use of this relatively thinner fabric (0.6mm compared to the standard 1.6mm) allows the EXTREMA RS-10 to have ultimate flexibility. The Extrema RS-10 has been tested and is now currently in use by professional teams from Formula One to WRC which guarantees improved comfort and mobility in all driving positions.
Improved fire resistance: Traditional racing suits have layers of fabric sewn together with a quilted pattern. The quilting provides air space between the layers which bloats in a fire, which provides thermal protection to the driver. HOCOTEX® creates a honeycomb structure with internal air cells that ensure the driver even more fire protection. Traditional box quilting creates an average of 300 air chambers in a size 52 suit. The Extrema RS-10 has over 60,000 microcell air chambers which provide a 10 to 12% increase in heat protection performance.
Colors and design: The EXTREMA RS-10 logos are 100% screen printed. Custom Extrema RS-10 suits can be printed with colors much more vivid than those available with standard embroidery, giving sponsor logos greater visibility and making way for a new level of communication. This is achieved using 3-layer screening process that makes the colors more visible without affecting the breathability and protection offered by the new EXTREMA RS-10.