Recaro serves up a limited run of Nürburgring inspired seats

Recaro has another limited-run special edition seat on its hands, and this one is pricey. It’s called the Sportster CS. Inspiration for the bucket comes from Germany’s Nürburgring, so you know there’s some motorsport ethos ascribed here. In fact, Recaro says this seat is a great blend of a classic racing shell and a comfortable sports seat. It’s designed to mimic the needs of endurance racers, but you could plop it in your daily driver should you so desire.

And if you should so desire, be prepared to part with a hell of a lot of dough. The Sportster CS costs $2,450. Just 999 units are to be built, so if you need two you better get cracking on that order form. Of course, you’ll have just spent nearly $5k on seats.

Is it a good seat? Sure, it’s a hard-backed Recaro. Is it worth two-and-a-half grand? Yikes, we’ll leave that bit up to you. This isn’t exactly the land of four-figure seats though, as our Hooniverse sleds are typically of the four-figure variety themselves. Hell, our “race car” is from 1962 and the most expensive part is likely the radio system.

Should you pony up the dough, you get a seat with a numbered badge. Yes, you can show how exclusive your exclusive seat is to other people who may care. And when asked by someone else what your latest lap times are, don’t be too ashamed when you reply that you’ve haven’t put the car on a track just yet.

You’ll get there some day, and you’ll definitely be safe and comfortable.


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4 responses to “Recaro serves up a limited run of Nürburgring inspired seats”

  1. P161911 Avatar

    So not as much as some other Recaro seats, but a little over twice as much as their cheap models.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Ridiculous. The cheapest is $930 for a single, non-leather seat? I’d hit the junkyards first. I’ve bought several cars for three figures or less– my toys just aren’t expensive enough to warrant Recaros.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        We are addressed here to create streets cred, not as customers: many people (“they”) are willing to buy expensive items only when they are sure that other folks (“us”) recognise that it was expensive.
        If “we” care is another story…

        1. Zentropy Avatar

          Well, I should qualify by saying that while I have technically sat in a Recaro seat before, I’ve never extensively driven while sitting in one. Nor am I a weekend track warrior anyway, though I’ve become very interested in SCCA autocross and rallycross in recent years, and hope to find the opportunity as time and money permit. Maybe after my ass slides all over the cabin for a few races, I’ll see these seats in a different light.
          And perhaps Recaros actually live up to their lofty price tags, but I can’t imagine them being vastly superior to more affordable racing seats from Sparco and other “lesser” manufacturers. But as a guy whose primary wardrobe is sourced from Old Navy and Target (and an occasional indulgence at REI), I’m not usually willing to pay for a label.

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