The RECARO Podium – now also available in glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP).
The new RECARO Podium GF is much more than a thoroughbred GFRP shell seat. A pioneering seat design for the differing 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.Download Brochure Podium GF Product page
It’s not just the Podium GF’s sleek outline 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.
A guaranteed place on the podium. To meet our consistently high standards of innovation, quality, comfort and, most importantly, safety; the RECARO Podium GF is made of extremely resilient glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP). Only the carbon fiber RECARO Podium CF can beat this in terms of motor sport technology. The shell is still amazingly light – but, of course, that goes without saying.
Peak performance. The driver’s seat plays a key role in this, especially if the driving style is sport focused. The better your sitting position, the sharper your reactions and the more fully you have the vehicle under control. With a snug, supportive structure and side bolsters for excellent shoulder and torso support, the RECARO Podium GF stabilizes the body against lateral forces. When developing the RECARO Podium, we tested it on the toughest racetracks in the world. The result: controlled cornering – even at the extremes. And a “calculated thrill” of maintaining control while being faster – by design.
Body Support. The RECARO Podium GF fits like a glove. And it feels like sitting IN the seat and not ON it. We call it Body Support, and this is what all RECARO Automotive seats have in common. With a RECARO Podium GF, man meets machine, the road becomes a playground that gives the driver instant feedback. It boasts a low center of gravity, firm, compact upholstery, and the necessary freedom of movement for the arms.
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A very special seating experience. An ergonomic sitting position means a comfortable position, be it on the road or racetrack. 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 they are expertly shaped to fit the contours of your body. This allows air to circulate through the seat as a built-in cooling system.
Experts in ergonomic design. 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 Podium GF can compensate for these factors by providing support and protection through an ergonomic seat structure, body-hugging contours, firm upholstery, and pronounced side bolsters.
Every inch is luxurious. Only the perfect combination of color, form and manufacturing meets RECARO’s premium standards. Lightweight glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) and high-end foams and textiles make the RECARO Podium GF a very unique sensory experience. A great deal of traditional craftsmanship goes into our seats as well. From the pad seams and shell lamination to the superb finish, the finely honed skills of our craftspeople shine through.
A perfect fit. The RECARO Podium GF is like a tailor-made race suit. It fits perfectly, effortlessly underlining the car’s and driver’s personality by combining sportiness, the ultimate in functionality, premium quality and individual style. Only products made with passion and skill make you feel this special. Our seats are crafted to perfection using the finest materials. Consistent down to the tiniest detail, they excel in sporty, dynamic driving.
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, 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.