The Podium GF 24H Le Mans features exclusive detailing to celebrate 100 years of the world's toughest 24-hour endurance race.
Recaro, the German automotive seat specialist, is celebrating 100 years of Le Mans with a limited edition version of its Podium GF performance shell. The 24 Hours of Le Mans-inspired seat is finished in a sporty combination of blue leather and black microfiber, with white stitching. "24H Le Mans" has been embroidered into the backrest, setting it apart from regular Recaro seats.
The Podium GF 24H Le Mans is street-legal and FIA-approved, meaning you can fit them into your daily driver or track-day special. Knowing Recaro, the glass-fiber shell is both lightweight and robust - just what you need in high-performance driving. Two padding options are offered; 20 mm for the GF M and 10 mm for the GF L. The former is suited to medium-build drivers, while the latter has been designed for larger individuals.
Recaro says the limited edition seat will be made available in the summer for €3,324 (approx. $3,560) in Germany. Not only is the company celebrating 100 years of the iconic endurance race, but also its own 60th anniversary.
"For 60 years, Recaro seats have been featured in some of the world's best cars, both on the street and competing on the greatest global racing circuits," said the firm's Automotive President and COO, Emil Kreycik. "To be part of the 24H Le Mans 100th anniversary is an honor and a privilege, made even more special as we continue our own year-long 60th-anniversary celebration."
If you prefer to get your kicks from a racing simulator, Recaro has also got you covered. The Recaro Sim Pro Star will also be offered with the unique 24H Le Mans trim, including the white-embroidered insignia, black cushioning, and blue leather.
The gaming seat will also be available in the summer, priced at $1,095.
Those lucky enough to attend the 91st running of Le Mans this weekend can catch a glimpse of the Podium GF 24H Le Mans seat. Recaro will have a booth in the Village, where race veterans Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas will present the shell to the public.
Other highlights include the chance to see the incredible Mazda 787B hit the circuit. As far as Le Mans winners go, the Renown-liveried Mazda is one of the most iconic. Not only was it the first-ever Japanese car to nab a victory, but it was also the first to be rotary-powered.
Last year, the company collaborated with Porsche to create a motoring-themed office chair. Limited to 911 units (a nod to the Porsche 911), the Recaro x Porsche Gaming Chair Limited Edition featured colors inspired by the automaker's motorsport heritage. With a price tag of $2,499, it's not cheap.