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Parts Bin: Recaro Speed V Seats Offer the Perfect Blend of Comfort, Style & Support

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It’s easy to overlook the importance of a good, supportive seat. And that’s particularly true if you do any spirited driving or an occasional autocross in your daily driver.

But there’s a balance to consider: Your stock OE seats were designed first and foremost for comfort, which means you’ll be slipping and sliding through every aggressive turn at track day. Conversely, dedicated race seats may keep you planted behind the wheel, but aren’t the most comfy choice for stop-and-go commuting traffic.

So if you’ve got a vehicle that pulls double duty as a weekday commuter and weekend track toy, Recaro’s got a seat made just for you: the Speed V Series.

In addition to the classic gray/black combo here, Recaro Speed V seats come in a handful of other colors. (Image/Summit Racing)

Recaro V Series Seats offer plenty of the day-to-day niceties you’d expect, like an adjustable backrest and room for a standard three-point seatbelt, yet they’re packed with race-trim features to ensure you’re ready when it’s time to hit the track.

That’s because Recaro essentially took what it learned making race-spec seat shells and applied it to the Speed V Series. We’re talking details like extra shoulder, back, and head supports, along with beefy side bolsters to ensure your rear-end stays planted. Recaro also uses extra durable material that’ll withstand track-day abuse just as easily as it resists the spilled coffee of a day-in, day-out commute grind.

Here are the basic dimensions of the Speed V Series, and you can find more specs and details at Recaro’s website. (Image/Recaro)

Maybe best of all, Recaro’s Speed V Series seats just look cool, with integrated headrests and your choice of contrasting color inserts: blue, gray, red, or yellow. Driver and passenger seats are sold separately, and you’ll need the right Recaro seat bracket and slider kit to get them installed.

Recaro has plenty of other seat options for dedicated race cars, vintage classics, off-roaders, and pretty much whatever else you need to sit in as well—click here to see more Recaro seats.

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