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Old 01-14-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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New Seat Option

I was playing with the Porsche Configurator and noticed a new sports seat option. It is very close to a racing seat. Same price as the adaptive sports seat $3050.

Spendy, but kinda cool.
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Excellence talks about them in the GT2 article.

Very cool seats. All carbon-fibered up and with airbags in the sides.

You can't adjust the back, though.

Pricey, but they're probably worth it.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
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Excellence talks about them in the GT2 article.

Very cool seats. All carbon-fibered up and with airbags in the sides.

You can't adjust the back, though.

Pricey, but they're probably worth it.
From what I saw on the Porsche GT2 site, the seats DO fold to access the rear area:

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Left picture: Adaptive sports seat; middle/right picture: Sport bucket seat
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A car that is capable of such extreme lateral loads requires a seat with exceptional support. The standard sport bucket seat has manual fore/aft adjustment plus two additional features rarely encountered on comparable seat designs: a folding backrest and an integral thorax airbag in the side support.

The folding function enables easy access to the rear luggage area. The backrest pivots are positioned high in the side bolsters, providing optimum support for the torso, pelvis and legs. This is the first time ever that the lateral support of a bucket seat has been combined with a folding backrest.

The backrest shell has a glass-fiber reinforced plastic core and a carbon-fiber surface with visible weave pattern. This construction provides excellent rigidity while also reducing weight. The seat is compatible with a six-point racing harness.

The sport bucket seat features black leather with Alcantara center; Dark Grey natural leather with Alcantara centre is also available as an option.
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Yeah, I know they fold foward so you can get in the back easier, but I could have sworn that the article said you couldn't adjust the back.

I could be wrong, I might have mis-read that part.
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