The Limited Edition: RECARO Podium GF “24H Le Mans” (in development)


Unparalleled design for track and road. The new RECARO Podium GF 24H Le Mans Edition is much more than a thoroughbred 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. Road-ready racing technology.

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Leather blue/Microfiber black with white contrast seaming
Accessories (at additional cost)
Sidemount Podium GF, ABE, FIA
Weight: 3.1 kg
RECARO top features
Our product highlights
Exclusive, official limited edition 24H Le Mans Original 24H Le Mans logo on pads and backrest Pads in blue leather and Microfiber black with white contrast seaming
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Hours of Le Mans
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  • Feature overview
    Podium GF “24H Le Mans”
    For GT vehicles/sports cars
    For touring vehicles
    Passive Seat Air Conditioning
    Pads in blue leather and Microfiber black with white contrast seaming
    Pad Kit M (Replaceable pads for drivers of medium build)
    Pad Kit L (Replaceable pads for drivers of large build)
    Composite materials
    Seat shell glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP)
    Weight: complete shell (incl. foam and upholstery, without sidemount)
    Integrated headrest
    Special lateral support in the backrest area
    Special lateral support in the seat cushion area
    Specially formed shoulder support
    Dynamic ride performance
    Slim design
    Exclusive, official limited edition 24H Le Mans
    Original 24H Le Mans logo on pads and backrest
    Suitable for 4-point belt (street use)
    Universal side airbag (in development)
    FIA approval for 5 years
    Suitable for 3-, 4-point belt (street use)
    Suitable for HANS systems
    Competition Seat (FIA 8855-1999)
    Highly fire-resistant upholstery
    Suitable for 4-, 5-, 6-point belt (racing use)
    ABE/TÜV component certification
     Accessories  Options  Standard features
  • Dimensions

    Key for comfort dimensions:
    A: Seat height
    B: Seat width
    C: Seat depth

    Seat dimension B
    RECARO Podium M: 358 mm
    RECARO Podium L: 378 mm

    Dimensions in mm, all dimensions ±10 mm


The Limited Edition: RECARO Podium GF “24H Le Mans” (in development)

Now here’s something

Le Mans and RECARO – two names that have been synonymous with international motorsport for decades. And that are looking to the future together, brimming with anticipation! To mark the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 60th birthday of the RECARO brand, we’ve developed an inspirational limited edition of our latest RECARO Podium GF shell seat, combining exclusive looks with exceptional performance.

1963 – 2023: 60 years of the RECARO brand

1923 – 2023: Centenary of the Le Mans 24-hour race

RECARO. Le Mans.

The ultimate endurance test. Hunaudières, Mulsanne Arnage ... the 24h Le Mans is the ultimate test of endurance for human and machine. With over 5,000 kilometers to cover, and full throttle on 85% of the Circuit des 24 Heures, it’s jaw-dropping stuff. Most of the route is on public roads, while extremely heavy traffic constantly forces the drivers to re-evaluate their best racing line. By day and by night. In these conditions, peak performance is only achievable with exceptional products. Like RECARO racing shells. And with more than 250,000 enthralled spectators, Le Mans is a real highlight in the motorsport calendar.

Sit back

A very special seating experience. An ergonomic sitting position also means a comfortable position. Be it on the road or racetrack. So, thanks to the varying pads, the RECARO Podium GF 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.

Revolutionary by tradition.

In 1965, RECARO unveiled its sports seat at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, revolutionizing car seating. Following soon after in 1967 came the first road-legal shell seat – the RECARO Rally. In 1974 we developed the Rally II, the first recliner shell seat for road use. Its successor the Rally III from 1979, and our Pole Position (ABE), launched in 2005, are still regarded as milestones in our shell seat development.

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