RECARO Podium

Pioneering seat design.
RECARO PODIUM

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. 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!

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Upholstery: 
MSRP Price: 
Velour black
Accessories (at additional cost)
Adapter (ABE)
Weight: 2.6 kg
RECARO top features
Our product highlights
ABE/TÜV component certification Competition Seat (FIA 8855-1999) Suitable for 3-, 4-point belt (street use) FIA approval for 5 years Suitable for 4-, 5-, 6-point belt (racing use) Dynamic ride performance Seat shell made of carbon (CFRP)
Facts & Numbers
Key figure
4.3
Net shell weight (kg)
8855-1999
FIA Standard for competition seats
5.9
Lightest seat in the world (kg)
  • Feature overview
    Podium
    Use
    For GT vehicles/sports cars
    For touring vehicles
    Comfort
    Passive Seat Air Conditioning
    Pad Kit M (Replaceable pads for drivers of medium build)
    Pad Kit L (Replaceable pads for drivers of large build)
    Lightweight
    Composite materials
    Seat shell made of carbon (CFRP)
    Weight: complete shell (incl. foam and upholstery, without sidemount)
    Performance
    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
    Suitable for 4-point belt (street use)
    Safety
    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

    NOTES

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

Premium quality.
TO THE LAST DETAIL.

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!

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Innovation by heritage.
SINCE 1906.

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.

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CAR SEATS INQUIRIES

RECARO Automotive
Stuttgarter Straße 73
73230 Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany

Phone: +49 7021 9350-00
Mail: info@recaro-automotive.com

TRUCK SEATS INQUIRIES

RECARO Automotive
Hertelsbrunnenring 2
67657 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Phone: +49 631 418-2222
Fax: +49 631 418-1999
Mail: cv.service@recaro-automotive.com