Porsche is offering its customers a chance to experience what driver-specific seats such as the personalised units in race cars.

The central section of the seat or rather, the seat and backrest cushions, can be partly produced by a 3D-printer. In the future, customers will be able to choose between three levels of firmness levels – hard, medium, soft – for the comfort layer.

“With the 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat, we’re once again giving series-production customers the opportunity to experience technology carried over from motorsports,” said Porsche AG, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development, Michael Steiner.

In addition to an ergonomic fit similar to that found in motorsports, this seat also delivers a unique design, lower weight, improved comfort and passive climate control.

The outer skin of the concept seat, based on lightweight bucket seats from Porsche, is made from “Racetex” and features a specific perforation pattern for climate control.

The seats will be rolled out initially for the driver in the 911 and 718 models from as early as May this year.


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