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thetunersgroup
23-10-09, 09:21 PM
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Hi All,

From time to time we get access to some extremely hard core special edition parts built for top level pro racing categories - this is one of these occasions ...


We have available 2 units only of a very special lightweight carbon kevlar version of the Recaro Profi SPA seat.

We are advised that these special lightweight carbon kevlar versions of the Recaro Profi SPA weigh just 2.5 kg each.

They were designed for use in top level professional racing categories such as V8 Supercars and for rally use.

Only two units of this special lightweight carbon kevlar version of the Recaro Profi SPA seat are available.

The photo above is of the standard version of the Recaro Profi SPA seat, not the lightweight version, so the appearance may differ slightly.

These are an absolute top of the line professional racing seat.

They are new old stock (never fitted) that have been sitting in a warehouse since 2004.


WEIGHT COMPARISON

As detailed on the Recaro website here, the standard Recaro Profi SPA seat weighs 8.8 lbs (3.99 kg) ...

http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=3631&region=3&L=2

We are advised that these special lightweight versions of the Recaro Profi SPA weigh just 2.5 kg each which is a weight saving of approximately 37% compared to the standard version of the Profi SPA.


PRICING

The standard Australian retail price on the standard 8.8 lbs (3.99 kg) version of the Recaro Profi SPA is Australian $3,600 each.

We are advised that at the time they were made, the production run of 2.5 kg lightweight Recaro Profi SPA seats were sold to the V8 Supercar teams for approximately AU$5,500 per seat.

As the 2 seats we have available are new old stock and somewhat difficult to price, pricing is being finalised on them, but if you are interested in purchasing one or both of them please contact us via the email address listed at http://www.tunersgroup.com/Contact_Us/


BUILD DATE & CATEGORY ELIGIBILITY INFO

The build/manufacture date of the two seats we have available is February 2004.

We spoke to the Confederation Of Australian Motorsport's (CAMS) technical officer this week about these seats.

CAMS has advised us that these seats can be used in many CAMS sanctioned national level, state and club events.

CAMS said that as these seats were manufactured more than 5 years ago, they cannot be used in FIA level events like WRC, Asia Pacific Rally or V8 Supercar events.

CAMS has advised us that the CAMS basic seat regulations are contained in Schedule C of the CAMS regulations, and that the CAMS basic seat regulations do not require the FIA standard.

Sporting regulations for some Australian categories require an FIA homologated seat manufactured less than 5 years ago. If your category's regulations do require an FIA homologated seat, then the FIA time limit of 5 years from manufacture date applies.

Please check with your local sanctioning body and check your class rules to ensure that these seats are legal for use in your racing series. Alternatively contact us and we can refer to the CAMS technical officer to check on eligibility of these seats for the category you compete in.

Please see this page on our website about these seats ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Online_Store/re...ightweight.html (http://www.tunersgroup.com/Online_Store/recaro_profi_spa_lightweight.html)

- Adam