Porsche begins sale of new 3D-printed bodyform bucket seats

Following some final adjustments, Porsche announced that the 3D-printed seat is now available as part of the new Performance Parts offering from Porsche Tequipment. The full bucket seats also made its debut recently in the Porsche Mission R.

The seat and backrest cushions of the new line of bucket seats are partly produced by a 3D printer. Customers can choose between three levels of firmness – hard, medium, and soft.

“The seat connects the driver and car; vital for precise, sporty handling. That’s why personalised seats for the driver have been standard in race cars for a long time now,” said Porsche Research & Development.

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

The seat’s base support made from expanded polypropylene (EPP) is bonded to a breathable ‘comfort layer’ consisting of a mixture of polyurethane-based materials. ‘Window panels’ provide a view of exposed coloured components in the 3D-printed structure.

The seats are compatible with various Boxster, Cayman, and 911 models. They can also be ordered from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as a standard feature and can be found in the Porsche Car Configurator.

The seat can also be retrofitted in vehicles that have already been delivered, and some models can even have the full bucket seat fitted on the passenger side. The assembly process takes just a few minutes. Each seat is priced at 2,677.50 Euros (approximately RM12,297).

Colour options include Black, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, Arctic Grey, Ultramarine, and Shark Blue.


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