"The wealthier you are, the safer you are. "Never was a truer word said when it comes to motor racing.
Top level racing cars are fitted with every imaginable safety feature, but race at the bottom of the food chain - say, in a superkart - when it comes to safety, you get zip. At the budget end of motor racing, safety is a conveniently forgotten subject.
That was the 20th century. - Welcome to the 21st century and the Hyper PRO Racer.
The Hyper PRO Racer provides all the safety features of a 'category one' race car and then some, at an affordable price.
At the affordable end of the racing world, the space frame chassis is a cost effective design reality, and if well designed, will provide the driver with a very strong safety cell.
However there is a downside. The inside of the traditional fiberglass or aluminum skinned space frame presents a hostile impact environment to the driver in the form of exposed chassis tubes.
Put a compressible safety cell structure on the inside of an exoskeleton chassis. And that’s exactly what the Hyper PRO Racer designers have done.
This breakthrough innovation combines the cost effectiveness of a space frame with the smooth driver friendly internal surfaces of a monocoque design.
The chrome moly chassis features curved main rails for added lateral impact strength and a unique cross brace in the middle of the chassis for immense crush resistance and torsional strength. And in the same way that crash helmet design protects the head, the Hyper PRO Racers seat cell is lined with a ridged compressible foam seat insert. As added protection the seat cell and head restraint incorporate compressible crush pods at all strategic mounting points.
Combine this with the Hyper PRO Racer’s other safety features. Lower body skid rails and intrusion plate, foot and leg protection, a six-point safety harness, an isolated fuel tank, a jointed collapsible steering column, an onboard fire extinguisher and a comprehensive head protection system comprising of front and rear roll bars designed to comply with racing regulations for cars weighing up to 4 times as much, longitudinal intrusion bars (or 'Henry' bars) that help protect the drivers head and ‘flip-up’ to aid driver extraction, and a rear and lateral head restraint enclosure.
It all adds up to built in safety never before seen at the affordable end of motor racing.