Even though seating can sometimes be a feature that’s overlooked, equipping the right sitters is absolutely critical to a car’s success. Indeed, a vehicle’s seating can make or break the experience in the cabin, whether or not the passenger is actually conscious of it. And when it comes to performance or sport-flavored applications, GM’s go-to are Recaro seats, which have provided a mix of comfort and support on various GM products for decades now.
For readers who may be unfamiliar, Recaro is a German-based company that offers seating solutions for a wide variety of applications, including military vehicles, aircraft, gaming chairs, and of course, cars. With experience on the street and on the track, Recaro knows a thing or two about both comfort and support, and it shows in the various Recaro seats equipped on GM vehicles.
With sizable side bolsters, these bucket sitters pair well with a high-output V8 under the hood, while the leather upholstery keeps things surprisingly posh (and perhaps a bit slippery as well).
Later on, in the ‘90s, Recaro seats were also used in the Chevrolet Lumina police vehicle, with simple cloth upholstery, as well as light bolstering for quick ingress and egress.
Jumping ahead to the 2000s, we find Recaro seats equipped in sporty compact models like the Saturn Ion Redline and Chevrolet Cobalt SS.
Both of these models feature aggressive side bolsters to keep passengers in place when testing out the handling.
Per usual, color options and customizability abound.
Standout features on the Caddy sitters include 16-way adjustability, plus adjustable side bolsters too, all of which are critical in a vehicle with such high performance and high expectations with regard to comfort.
More modern examples once again include the 2017 to present Chevrolet Camaro.
Indeed, with so much performance potential on tap, Recaro seats make for just the right complement, with a variety of different materials on offer.