Recaro Podium CF FIA Bucket Seat

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The Recaro Podium CF Motorsport Bucket Seat is a CFRP shell seat for multipurpose use. Uniquely homologated for FIA and Road use this seat offers both stunning design and incredible support, whether you’re competing or looking to add support and style to your day-to-day driving. The Recaro podium CF is manufactured using resilient carbon fibre reinforced plastic which can withstand heavy impacts, as well as being lightweight.
Manufactured from extremely resilient carbon fibre reinforced plastic this seat is not only the lightest seat of its type, but it’s also extremely rigid meaning the safety and driver feel are unparalleled. Using Recaro’s “Body Support” design this seat should be snug and supportive, almost like a second skin. What makes this bucket seat special is that the Recaro Podium CF has the seal of approval from the German campaign for healthier backs, meaning this seat has been checked, tested, and approved to ensure that this seat will provide excellent comfort. The seat features body-hugging contours with firm seat pads, and deep side bolsters, which give high levels of lateral support and reduce fatigue.
As this seat is made for the road, track, and motorsport it is suitable for all standard belt systems for road and track: 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-point belts. To guarantee optimum safety, the Podium can be enhanced with harnesses from Schroth.
FIA 8855-1999 Approved and ABE Approved


  • Recaro Podium CF in medium provides 358mm hip width
  • Recaro Podium CF in large provides 378mm hip width
  • The external dimensions of the 2 sizes are the same


Key Features:

  • Lightweight bucket seat (from 7.3kg with padding, and 4.9kg bare shell)
  • 8855-1999 FIA Approved
  • Available with 2 different pads sets
  • ABE and FIA Homologated
  • Carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) seat shell
  • Road use: with 3- or 4-point belt
  • FIA: with 4-, 5- or 6-point belt
  • HANS compatible
Replacement Pads: The Recaro Podium is available in two sizes meaning you can customise for optimal comfort and fit. They are expertly shaped to fit the contours of the body rather than just basic flat pads, allowing air to circulate and cool.
Ergonomics: The Recaro Podium is the first racing shell to ever be awarded the seal of quality from AGR e.V, the German campaign for healthier backs.
Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 60 × 80 × 120 cm


Brackets included


Coloured Shell


Fixing Type

HANS Compatibility

Harness compatibility


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Recaro Padding Size


Sport Seat Position


In-store displays:

We have a premium range of over 125 seats from brands including: Bimarco, Cobra, Corbeau, Sparco, OMP, Recaro, GP-Race, and Bride to name just a few brands we work with.  

Alongside this, we also stock and display HANS devices, harnesses, race-wear, race-suits, FIA helmets and various other safety equipment. If you are looking to visit us to see and try any particular seat or product, please contact us in advance and we’ll be happy to help.

In-Store appointments:

Due to the specialist nature of our services, we do ask that you please contact us in advance to book an appointment. We have multiple slots available each day including selected availability at the weekend.

Working by appointment allows us to dedicate our time with you and provide a personal and professional service. We’ll always ensure you leave with the right equipment for your needs.

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Fast delivery lead times:

If you require fast delivery, please contact us in advance of ordering and we’ll happily check stock allocation and availability for you. We carry a large amount of stock at our showroom and across multiple distribution hubs. This allows us to provide immediate dispatch across a huge number of brands from Corbeau and Cobra through to Sparco and OMP. (Does not apply to all items)

Due to the niche market we work in, some products are custom hand made to order, or special order from manufacturers like PCI Racing and Planted Technology. If you want to know how fast a product will be dispatched. Simply drop us a message through our Contact us form.

Addtional lead time notes:

Quick dispatch: Stocked products are dispatched within 24-48 hours with Parcel Force.
Sparco roll cages: We can only deliver these to a registered (LTD) company address.
In-store collection: Please contact us in advance to book an in-store collection appointment.


Sport seat recliners: Recaro production for sport recliners is currently experiencing minor delays across some models. The Sportster CS in Ambla leather and suede are readily available. 

Bucket seats: World wide demand for Recaro bucket seats including the Pole position ABE is far greater than production capacity. Therefore the average lead time for these items is currently 6-8weeks from order. (We do carry emergency stock for customers requiring various trim seats quickly. CONTACT FOR DETAILS)

Current lead times: (fitting frames) Dispatch times vary from model to model. Popular in stock vehicles may be in stock for immediate dispatch. Other frames are special order with an average around 4-8 weeks lead time. This will depend on the exact make and model of your vehicle.

Need them fast?  Please contact us in advance to check our stock and product availability. We can then ensure to meet your deadlines once you’ve checked out online.