The new RECARO Podium is much more than a thoroughbred GFRP or CFRP shell seat. It’s a pioneering seat design for the contrasting demands of road and track. It’s not just its sleek outline, visible structures or motorsport-inspired pads in varying thicknesses that make heads turn. The Podium stands out because of its superior quality and exceptional performance on all road types – for driving day-to-day and at the limit. The RECARO Podium is the only retrofit shell seat on the market that is approved for use on public roads and has FIA homologation. Racing technology doesn’t get better than this!
To meet our consistently high standards of innovation, quality, comfort and, most importantly, safety, the RECARO Podium went through intensive testing on the toughest racetracks in the world during development.
The suave combination of original Alcantara® fabrics and exclusive leather together with the passive ventilation of the open back shell and airy pad contours make even the longest of routes the most perfect of pleasures. In addition, the RECARO Podium is the first racing shell ever to be awarded the coveted seal of quality from AGR e.V, the German Campaign for Healthier Backs – a reliable decision-making aid when buying back-friendly products. The shell is also super light – but, of course, that goes without saying.
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|For GT vehicles/sports cars|
|For touring vehicles|
|Passive Seat Air Conditioning|
|Pad Kit M (Replaceable pads for drivers of medium build)|
|Pad Kit L (Replaceable pads for drivers of large build)|
|Seat shell glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP)|
|Weight: complete shell (incl. foam and upholstery, without sidemount)|
|Special lateral support in the backrest area|
|Special lateral support in the seat cushion area|
|Specially formed shoulder support|
|Dynamic ride performance|
|Suitable for 4-point belt (street use)|
|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|
|Universal side airbag|
|Suitable for 4-, 5-, 6-point belt (racing use)|
|ABE/TÜV component certification|
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
Q: Where can I try sitting in a RECARO seat?
You can try out RECARO seats in our retail store in Kirchheim/Teck, or at any authorized RECARO dealer or service partner. Prior to visiting an authorized RECARO dealer or service partner, you should contact them to inquire whether they have the seat that interests you on hand for testing. You can find an authorized RECARO dealer or service partner in your area by visiting the Service page of the RECARO website.
Q: Where can I find an ABE for RECARO seat type XY?
All the latest versions of ABEs for RECARO seats can be found here.
Q: Is a "TÜV" approval necessary when installing a RECARO seat?
Installation of a RECARO seat does always have to be confirmed by a TÜV-member, according to German StVZO, § 19. This has to be confirmed by a separate document, which has to be carried in the car like the ABE. TÜV-registration is mandatory in case of imperative changes (i.e. modifications for disabled persons).
Q: Is it possible to upgrade the car XY with a RECARO seat?
RECARO offers seats for a wide range of cars. To find out which RECARO seat fits into your car, please check our baseframe list on the RECARO homepage under Downloads.
The new RECARO Automotive Collection is here! From now on you will be able to discover the first items of our exclusive "Initial Edition" for car enthusiasts. With more rolling out every day! Now simply click on the online store and choose from our three exclusive collections: Race, Dynamic and Classic.Learn more
RECARO takes pride in its workmanship and traditional handwork during the production process that allows us to deliver products which meet the highest quality standards. We believe in the superior quality and masterly craftsmanship of our products and carefully select only the most precious and top-notch materials for our seats. Even the smallest detail underlines our claim for premium quality!Learn more
Since 1906 we never stop searching for something new and are continually breaking new grounds. RECARO products are at the cutting-edge of technology, merging decades of experience with new materials and innovation. And we use our unique know-how and innovative technologies to emphasize the personality of our customers: our products are as individual as you are – down to the last detail.Learn more
“My RECARO racing seat is not just reassuringly safe. It’s also consistently comfortable. It supports my whole body so I can perform at my very best.”
“The function of a product determines its form. As RECARO designers, our top priority is ergonomics – it’s all about the person in the seat. Form follows human.”
"After 29 years in motorsport and series development, my body has definitely come to appreciate the superb comfort of RECARO seats. Even more so on the Nordschleife when I’m facing the challenge of so many fast sections and the centrifugal forces they produce – not to mention the bumps – a perfectly shaped seat is worth its weight in gold!"
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our products or services. The RECARO service team or your local RECARO partner will be happy to assist you.THE RECARO STORE FINDER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SERVICE CENTER
Since 1906 we never stop searching for something new and are continually breaking new grounds. RECARO products are at the cutting-edge of technology.
We believe in the superior quality and masterly craftsmanship of our products and carefully select only the most precious and top-notch materials for our seats.
At RECARO, driver protection is about more than just giving you the impression you’re in safe hands. It’s our utmost priority.