RECARO Sportsitz from 1965

The first RECARO sportseat

In 1965 RECARO introduced the original Sportsitz. Whereas seats from conventional series production had previously been constructed mainly from metal springs and horsehair padding, RECARO employed modern foam upholstery to absorb jolts from the road. The new sports seat also offered pronounced side bolsters, a feature that was previously reserved for racing seats, to improve occupant support for everyone.

The sports seat was a success for RECARO right from the start. Hardly surprising, since it embodied – like its successors – the optimum combination of function, ergonomics and esthetics.

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