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RECARO PODIUM. Europe PIONEERING DESIGN SEAT!

11/29/19

UNCOMPROMISING PERFORMANCE MEETS BREATHTAKING DESIGN.

The new RECARO Podium is much more than a thoroughbred CFRP shell seat. It's a pioneering seat design for the contrasting demands of road and track: an unparalleled dynamic ride, whether you’re commuting to work or competing to win. What’s more, the RECARO Podium is the only retrofit shell seat on the market that is approved for use on public roads and has FIA homologation.


PEAK BODY SUPPORT PERFORMANCE.
The RECARO Podium fits like a glove. And it feels like sitting IN the seat and not ON it. This is what all RECARO models have in common. We call it Body Support.
With a RECARO Podium, where man meets machine, driver instant feedback, all the way. It boasts a low center of gravity, firm, compact upholstery, and the necessary freedom of movement for the arms. Its snug, supportive structure and side bolsters for excellent shoulder and torso support stabilize the body against lateral forces, cocooning it like a second skin. The RECARO Podium went through intensive testing on the Nürburgring’s “Green Hell” during development. The result: controlled cornering – even at the extremes. And a “calculated thrill” of being faster – by design.
Feel the difference!
 
Experience RECARO Body Support:
• Instant feedback
• Firm upholstery with a range of pad kits
• Excellent torso and shoulder support
• Stability against lateral forces 
PRODUCT INFORMATION.
Standard features
+ RECARO Podium M: with pads
for medium build drivers
+ RECARO Podium L: with pads
for larger build drivers
+ ABE and FIA homologation*/**
+ Suitable for track and road
+ Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) seat shell
+ Sporty seat performance
+ Sleek racing seat look
+ Special lateral support
+ Specially formed shoulder support
+ Integrated headrest
+ Visible seat structures
+ Road use: with 3- or 4-point belt
+ FIA: with 4-, 5- or 6-point belt
+ Developed for the use of HANS systems
+ Lightest seat in the world1:
RECARO Podium L: approx. 5.9 kg
RECARO Podium M: approx. 6.1 kg
(incl. pads in velour black)
+ Net seat weight: only approx. 4.3 kg
 
Special options (at additional cost)
+ Original Alcantara® fabric

THE RECARO PAD CONCEPT – REPLACEABLE PADS TO SUIT EVERY DRIVER.
One size never fits all. Thanks to the varying pad thicknesses, the RECARO Podium is available in two sizes: size M for medium build drivers and size L for larger build drivers. This means the shell can be customized for optimal comfort and fit. The beauty of the pads’ design is that, rather than being simply flat, they are expertly shaped to fit the contours of your body. This allows air to circulate through the seat – a built-in cooling system.

 

EVERY INCH LUXURIOUS.
Hand-picked surfaces. Innovative pads. Real Alcantara®. Perfect stitching and an eye-catching silhouette with flowing contours. The RECARO Podium combines aesthetics, superb materials and outstanding craftsmanship. And the result is very special indeed.
 
Only the perfect combination of color, form and manufacture meets RECARO’s premium standards. It really is as comfortable as it looks! Ultralightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and high-end foams and textiles complete our range of materials. A great deal of traditional craftsmanship goes into our seats. From the pad seams and shell lamination to the superb finish, the finely honed skills of our craftsmen shine through. Not even the tiniest detail escapes their expert eye, ensuring that every single feature underlines RECARO’s claim to premium status.

UNCOMPROMISING PERFORMANCE MEETS BREATHTAKING DESIGN.
The new RECARO Podium is much more than a thoroughbred CFRP shell seat. It's a pioneering seat design for the contrasting demands of road and track: an unparalleled dynamic ride, whether you’re commuting to work or competing to win. What’s more, the RECARO Podium is the only retrofit shell seat on the market that is approved for use on public roads and has FIA homologation.
 
 
It’s not just the Podium’s sleek outline, visible structures or motorsport-inspired pads in varying sizes that make heads turn. It stands out because of its superior quality and exceptional performance on all road types. To meet our consistently high standards of innovation, quality, comfort and, most importantly, safety, the RECARO Podium is made of extremely resilient carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). To guarantee optimum safety, the RECARO Podium can be enhanced with harness belts from SCHROTH. They not only meet the design requirements of ECE-R 16.04, but are also the only belts supplied to many vehicles that have ABG (German general design certification) approval. Racing technology doesn’t get better than this! The shell is also super light – but, of course, that goes without saying.
 
 
A GUARENTEED PLACE ON THE PODIUM.
Everything under control? The driver’s seat plays a key role in this, especially if your driving style is sporty. The better the sitting position, the sharper the reactions. RECARO builds seats that support the body perfectly – for driving with greater concentration and safety. When developing our products, we draw on our many years of experience and innovation in motorsport. 
Fasten your seat belts! The RECARO Podium can be used with all standard belt systems for road and track: 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-point belts.
 
 

SIT BACK AND ENJOY.
This support is vital, as being behind the wheel forces you to sit passively – one of the worst possible positions for your body. Depending on the route, driving style and road surface, factors like centrifugal force, deceleration and vibrations come into play. RECARO performance seats like the RECARO Podium compensate for these factors with support and protection: an ergonomic, anatomically shaped seat structure, body-hugging contours, firm upholstery, and pronounced side bolsters. We’re experts in ergonomic design. We know that human beings aren’t built for sitting down. Let alone for hours on end behind the wheel where switching to a better posture is not an option. Your seat needs to support your body and relieve the strain.
 
 
COMFORT AND ERGONOMICS
An ergonomic sitting position also means a comfortable position. With perfect seat contours and innovative features that support your body, we make driving fun – be it on the road or racetrack.
 
 
 
* ABE/TÜV component certification with 3-point belt available for many vehicles. For further information on specific vehicles, please contact an authorized RECARO partner (ABE/TÜV component certification only in conjunction with RECARO baseframe and sidemount).
** FIA homologation 8855-1999 only in conjunction with the specified sidemount.
 
 

 

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