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.
RECARO is part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023 and you can visit us there - we are located in the so-called "Village".
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
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.
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.
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.
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.