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Sparco R333 Seat – Black/Grey/Red, Black,Grey,Red

The Sparco R333 Seat provides the perfect combination between comfort and design which is bang up to date. The seat features a quality finish with the highest standards of upholstery for an excellent feel and durability. The seat R333 contains deep bolster support, ideal for fast road or trackdays and includes a 2 way tilt/recline mechanism for optimum

£324.00

Sparco Pro 2000 LF / Pro 2000 II LF Fibreglass Seat – Standard Size, Black

The Pro 2000 LF is the latest in a line of best selling competition seats from Sparco and has been used by many champions since 1995. Constructed from fibreglass to form a strong, rigid shell, this latest version has a new single piece low profile leg cushion for increased afety. Extra deep side bolsters and non slip material on the shoulders keep you

£399.44

Sparco Pro 2000 LF / Pro 2000 II LF Fibreglass Seat – Large Size Pro 2000 II LF, Black

The Pro 2000 LF is the latest in a line of best selling competition seats from Sparco and has been used by many champions since 1995. Constructed from fibreglass to form a strong, rigid shell, this latest version has a new single piece low profile leg cushion for increased afety. Extra deep side bolsters and non slip material on the shoulders keep you

£416.99

Sparco F200 Seat – Blue, Blue

New from Sparco is the F200. The F200 seat has been developed from the best selling Sparco competition seat. This fixed back sports seat offers excellent support and features new hard wearing 3D fabric that helps improve breathability and comfort. The F200 is base mounted and fully compatiable with 3 or 4 point harnesses. Available in a choice of colours

£252.00

Sparco F200 Seat – Red, Red

New from Sparco is the F200. The F200 seat has been developed from the best selling Sparco competition seat. This fixed back sports seat offers excellent support and features new hard wearing 3D fabric that helps improve breathability and comfort. The F200 is base mounted and fully compatiable with 3 or 4 point harnesses. Available in a choice of colours

£252.00

Sparco Ergo Fibreglass Seat – Size Large, Black

The Ergo from Sparco offers as close to a custom made race seat as is possible with off the shelf availability. With the range offering 2 sizes of seat to ensure the best fitment for you. The Ergo features an innovative shell construction which gives the seat a light weight whilst maintaining a high rigidity. The anatomic lower seat cushion features

£471.42

Sparco Ergo Fibreglass Seat – Size Medium, Black

The Ergo from Sparco offers as close to a custom made race seat as is possible with off the shelf availability. With the range offering 2 sizes of seat to ensure the best fitment for you. The Ergo features an innovative shell construction which gives the seat a light weight whilst maintaining a high rigidity. The anatomic lower seat cushion features

£454.90

Sparco Evo LF / Evo II LF Fibreglass Seat – Large Size Black, Black

These latest versions of the Evo LF and Evo II LF feature a single piece low profile leg cushion and revised logo. The Sparco Evo LF competition seat has been developed in collaboration with many leading drivers to produce a seat ideally suited for circuit racing, but is also a great seat to use in rally cars. Constructed from fibreglass to form a light

£516.38

Sparco Evo LF / Evo II LF Fibreglass Seat – Standard Size Black, Black

These latest versions of the Evo LF and Evo II LF feature a single piece low profile leg cushion and revised logo. The Sparco Evo LF competition seat has been developed in collaboration with many leading drivers to produce a seat ideally suited for circuit racing, but is also a great seat to use in rally cars. Constructed from fibreglass to form a light

£474.29

Sparco F200 Seat – Black, Black

New from Sparco is the F200. The F200 seat has been developed from the best selling Sparco competition seat. This fixed back sports seat offers excellent support and features new hard wearing 3D fabric that helps improve breathability and comfort. The F200 is base mounted and fully compatiable with 3 or 4 point harnesses. Available in a choice of colours

£252.00

Sparco Circuit / II LF Fibreglass Seat – Standard Size – 2017 Version With One Piece Leg Cushion, Black

The Circuit LF and slightly larger Circuit II LF seats are built using Sparco's lightweight, rigid shell technology and incorporates head protection for increased safety in lateral impacts. This latest version of the Circuit has been made slightly wider than the previous version to accommodate a wider range of drivers. Non slip fabric is used on the

£432.22

Sparco ADV-SCX Carbon Fibre Seat – Ultra Light Standard, Black

Using the Pro ADV as a base, the ADV SCX features a ‘Super Carbon’ material construction. Using less resin than the standard autoclaving technique, this leaves more pure carbon in the shell and reduces the weight further. The seat is fully HANS compatible for use in professional motorsport and features reinforced wear patches on the edges

£5321.74

Sparco ADV-SCX Carbon Fibre Seat – Ultra Light Taller, Black

Using the Pro ADV as a base, the ADV SCX features a ‘Super Carbon’ material construction. Using less resin than the standard autoclaving technique, this leaves more pure carbon in the shell and reduces the weight further. The seat is fully HANS compatible for use in professional motorsport and features reinforced wear patches on the edges

£5200.74

Seibon Carbon Kevlar Racing Seat, Red

Carbon kevlar racing seat from Seibon. Made from a deluxe, high quality, grade A Carbon fibre. The Seibon racing bucket seat is offered in Carbon fibre for the lightest, most durable racing seat. Covered in a smooth ultra-suede material/Available in a choice of red or black, both are finished with the Seibon brand logo stitched in a contrasting colour into

£1012.73

Seibon Carbon Kevlar Racing Seat – FC Type, Black

Carbon kevlar racing seat – FC type from Seibon. Made from a deluxe, high quality, grade A Carbon fibre. The Seibon type FC bucket seat is offered in Carbon fibre for the lightest, most durable racing seat. The Seibon type FC bucket seat is covered in a smooth ultra-suede and added head restraints make for an increased level of protection. Split leg

£1159.68

Seibon Carbon Kevlar Racing Seat – FC Type, Red

Carbon kevlar racing seat – FC type from Seibon. Made from a deluxe, high quality, grade A Carbon fibre. The Seibon type FC bucket seat is offered in Carbon fibre for the lightest, most durable racing seat. The Seibon type FC bucket seat is covered in a smooth ultra-suede and added head restraints make for an increased level of protection. Split leg

£1159.68

Seibon Carbon Kevlar Racing Seat, Black

Carbon kevlar racing seat from Seibon. Made from a deluxe, high quality, grade A Carbon fibre. The Seibon racing bucket seat is offered in Carbon fibre for the lightest, most durable racing seat. Covered in a smooth ultra-suede material/Available in a choice of red or black, both are finished with the Seibon brand logo stitched in a contrasting colour into

£1012.73

Reverie XR Head Restraint Seat – Standard Width Bare Carbon, Black

The XR Head Restraint seat from Reverie is manufactured entirely from autoclaved carbon fibre formed as a twin skin ultra stiff monocoque with a polished finish. The deep side bolsters and shoulder design offer superb lateral support while the head restraints prevent excess lateral head movement, lowing the risk of neck injury. Harness slots give the

£1918.80

Reverie XR Head Restraint Seat – Standard Width Black Leather Trim, Black

The XR Head Restraint seat from Reverie is manufactured entirely from autoclaved carbon fibre formed as a twin skin ultra stiff monocoque with a polished finish. The deep side bolsters and shoulder design offer superb lateral support while the head restraints prevent excess lateral head movement, lowing the risk of neck injury. Harness slots give the

£2518.74

Reverie XR Head Restraint Seat – Standard Width Flame retardant Spacer Fabric Trim, Black

The XR Head Restraint seat from Reverie is manufactured entirely from autoclaved carbon fibre formed as a twin skin ultra stiff monocoque with a polished finish. The deep side bolsters and shoulder design offer superb lateral support while the head restraints prevent excess lateral head movement, lowing the risk of neck injury. Harness slots give the

£2266.74

The Knowledge

THE KNOWLEDGE

Seats

The Common Types of Automotive Seats

Car seats are designed for functionality and comfort to cater to the needs of drivers and passengers. However, they are not all made the same. The style and shape of vehicle seats have evolved over the years, but bucket and bench are the two common designs. When replacing seats in your car, it helps to understand the distinctions between these two types and how they influence functionality. The type of vehicle whether it is a family, racing or sports car will determine the most suitable seats.

Bench Seats

Almost all cars had bench seating at some point, particularly American and Australian makes. A bench seat is designed to run from one end of the cabin to the other. The full length meant that even vehicles advertised as compact models could accommodate six people - three at the front and three at the back. The shifter was located on the column so that the middle passenger on the front seat could sit comfortably. Bench seats were preferred options because they were cheaper to produce than other designs. Over the years, the bench went through some changes. There was the 'airliner' from Nash Motors, which reclined and turned into a bed. Then, the Jeep, specifically Ramblers and Commandos introduced the adjustable bench. At one time, the bench seat was split such that you could adjust just one part to recline. As the demand for more comfortable seats increased, manufacturers started phasing out benches. A few automakers like Plymouth and Dodge kept the front bench seat for a while longer, offering people the option of a six-seater sedan even when bucket seats took over. Some Australian models like the Falcon Ute still offer front bench seats. The bench seat in the rear took a bit longer to go than the front seat because it provided great advantages. Several pickup models still come with the back bench. A few SUVs and vans with third-row seating also have bench seats.

Bucket Vehicle Seats

A bucket vehicle seat is designed to enclose the person sitting on it. It has high sides and a rounded figure, so it can only accommodate one person. European carmakers were the first to introduce the bucket car seat during the period after WWII. In America, people had the option of bench seats as late as 2013. The first European vehicles to sport bucket-style seats had the shifter and parking lever placed on the floor. The idea behind bucket vehicle seats was to provide maximum support in sports and racing cars that had to move at high speeds. The high ends ensured that the driver remained in the seat when making fast turns. The front seats were the first to make the transition from bench or bucket. They are considered 'true bucket seats' because the driver and passenger each have a different one. The shifter and gear unit rest in the middle of the two seats, allowing the freestanding design. Over time, this centre console has accommodated the cup holder and phone charging system, among other innovations. The rear seats are somewhat a blend of bench and bucket. There is the aspect of contoured backs and high ends, but they are also fixed in place like benches. With this combined style, a car offers ample seating space at the rear. This seating arrangement, however, is not standard. Some sports cars like the Porsche Panamera have bucket vehicle seats in the front and back. Several luxury models, particularly large SUVs, have bucket-style seats at the back that are separated by an extra feature like an ice cooler for drinks. Another reason bucket automotive seats gained dominance was for safety concerns. When airbags came around, the bucket design offered better practicality. Manufacturers could fit each one for the driver and passenger as opposed to having three airbags.

Sports Seats

A different version of the bucket car seat is the sports seat, which is designed exclusively for a sports vehicle. Racing cars have the same kind. Sports seats have large contours to fit the body of the user. The seats are sometimes fitted with racing harnesses through holes at the shoulder. When racing, the driver experiences G-force when taking sharp corners and the lateral support provided by sports seats improve safety. The difference that racing buckets have from sports buckets is that they have to be built according to safety regulations. Another sports bucket design is the suspension seat, which is built for off-road use. The seats have extra suspension or springs that equip them to handle the increased vibration and shock that all-terrain vehicles have to put up with. The design also improves comfort as the car hits bumps in rough terrains. When buying aftermarket car seats and accessories, vehicle owners can find both types although the bucket styles are more popular. Some manufacturers also have special sports seat designs to cater to the needs of high-performance cars. Reclining seats are other options that are available for vehicle owners.