RECARO Podium Carbon Fiber Kevlar Seat in Alcantara Red & Leather Black – Left Side / Medium 



RECARO Podium Carbon Fiber Kevlar Seat

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RECARO Podium Carbon Fiber Kevlar Seat in Alcantara Red & Leather Black – Left Side / Medium

The RECARO Podium CFK transcends being merely an exceptional carbon fiber/kevlar shell seat; it embodies an innovative approach to seat design, adeptly bridging the gap between street and track requirements. Its appeal extends beyond its stylish design, visible framework, and distinctive padding system with adjustable thicknesses that seize the spotlight. The Podium sets itself apart through its exceptional quality and unmatched performance across a wide range of road conditions, whether for everyday commuting or competitive racing. It occupies a unique position in the aftermarket as the exclusive shell seat equipped with both FIA homologation and approval for public road use, representing the pinnacle of racing technology. Moreover, for numerous vehicle models, the seat includes German general type approval (ABE)/component certification, ensuring compatibility with a 3-point seat belt.


  • Competition seat (FIA 8855-1999)
  • FIA approval for 5 years
  • Suitable for 4, 5, 6-point belt (racing use)
  • Dynamic ride performance
  • Seat shell made of carbon fiber & kevlar
  • Alcantara red and leather black
  • Use: For GT vehicles, sports cars and touring vehicles
  • Comfort: Passive seat air conditioning
  • Lightweight Composite Materials: Seat shell made of carbon fiber & kevlar
  • Weight: Complete shell (incl. foam and upholstery, without side mount)
  • 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 belts
  • Safety: FIA approval for 5 years, suitable to work with head and neck safety systems
  • Competition Seat: FIA 8855-1999, highly fire-resistant upholstery, suitable for 4, 5, 6-point belt (racing use)


  • Net Shell Weight: 9.5lbs
  • FIA Standard for Competition Seats: 8855-1999
  • Lightest Seat in the World: 6.1kg
  • Seat Dimensions: 14.09 in / 358 mm



  • Dimensions in mm, all dimensions ±10 mm
  • These seats require designated Podium side mounts and track sliders mentioned above to be correctly installed in your vehicle
  • All adapters, hardware and sliders are not included and sold separately


Since 1906, RECARO has been continuously innovating and pioneering new advancements. Their products represent the forefront of technology, blending years of expertise with the latest materials and innovations. RECARO utilizes its unique knowledge and innovative technologies to enhance the individuality of its customers. The products are tailored to be as unique as their users, with attention to every detail.

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