Some of the advances in textiles over the last decade have really been amazing, particularly in the fire-resistant materials used for racing suits. Whereas driver suits used to offer all the comfort and breathability of an oven mitt, they are now downright airy.

For example, the Sparco Superleggera Racing Suit is not only the lightest FIA-2018 rated suit on the market to date, it achieves this while also being one of the most comfortable. A four-way stretch panel runs from under the arm, all the way down to the hip, offering fit and mobility in all positions. An all-new breathable stretch panel is incorporated into the inner thighs of the pre-curved legs, while arm mobility is aided by 360 degree floating arm gussets and pre-curved arms. Retail price at time of publication is $1,699 before special NASA member pricing.

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