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 innovative pad concept of varying thicknesses that make heads turn. The Podium stands out because of its superior quality and exceptional performance on all road types - whether you're commuting to work or competing to win. The RECARO Podium is the only retrofit shell seat on the market that has FIA homologation and is approved for use on public roads. Racing technology doesn't get better than this!
Seat with ABE (German general type approval)/component certification with 3-point belt available for many vehicles. For further information on specific vehicles, please contact an authorized RECARO partner (ABE/component certification only in conjunction with RECARO baseframe and sidemount).
With a RECARO Podium, where man meets machine, the road becomes a playground that gives the driver instant feedback, all the way. It boasts a low center of gravity, firm, compact upholstery, and the necessary freedom of movement for the arms. Its snug, supportive structure and side bolsters for excellent shoulder and torso support stabilize the body against lateral forces, cocooning it likea second skin. The RECARO Podium went through intensive testing on the Nrburgring's "Green Hell" during development. The result: controlled cornering - even at the extremes. And a "calculated thrill" of being faster - by design.
One size never fits all. Thanks to the varying pad thicknesses, the RECARO Podium 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.
RECARO Podium M: with pads for medium build drivers
RECARO Podium L: with pads for larger build drivers
ABE and FIA homologation*/**
Suitable for track and road
Material: CFK Carbon Fiber
Sporty seat performance
Sleek racing seat look
Special lateral support
Specially formed shoulder support
Visible seat structures
Road use: with 3- or 4-point belt
FIA: with 4-, 5- or 6-point belt
Developed for the use of HANS systems
Lightest seat in the world:
RECARO Podium L: approx. 5.9 kg
RECARO Podium M: approx. 6.1 kg (incl. pads in velour black)