I am idly contemplating a racier set of seats for my sweet, sweet Volkswagen. Something comfy for a road trip but with enough bolstering so I’m not bracing against the door in corners. I have a variety of options, none of them seem ideal.
The seats I currently have in my car are of the brace-against-the-door-while-cornering variety, and this has put me on a hunt for cool old vintage racing seats as replacements. This search has brought me to the rarer-than-rare ‘Paddy Hopkirk Carrera Recliners,’ possibly the best seats that can be put in a car.
These are the seats you could get in a 1983 Nissan Gazelle Coupe Turbo RS-X. I need them.
The whole point of an auto show is that all of a competitor’s cars are all in the same place, so I sat my ass in every rival to the Lincoln Continental to see if the big new not-a-Ford is as comfortable and quiet as Lincoln claims.
We have no idea how much the 2017 Genesis G90, the first flagship of Hyundai’s new luxury brand, will actually cost. But just judging from the back seats, it’s going to be definitely up there. It does not have two chairs back there. It has two thrones.
Leather interiors and copious legroom used to be the hallmarks of a luxury sedan. But Ford is about to completely redefine what luxury means when it introduces a 30-way adjustable power seats for its Lincoln brand that even lets drivers ensure that both of their bum cheeks are comfortable with individual settings for…
[The seat on Bertone's 1984 Ramarro (a rebodied C4 'Vette) still blow my mind. Photo: Bertone]
Bad news if you're currently running a Recaro Pole Position seat in your race car: the seats have lost their FIA homologation, which is the safety certification that allows you to use them in your race car for many sanctioning bodies.
Yesterday, we shared the amusing case of the cross-country trip that was diverted when two passengers got in a battle over a reclining seat. But the real villain here isn't our travel-addled selves. It's that we still let airplane seats recline at all.
If you're like me, when you first heard about the Tesla Model S, your first thought was "How the hell did they make it a seven-seater?" Well, here's finally a video of how those two back-back seats work.
There's something about a good bucket-seat. You know, the kind that fit you just right, look sexy, and make you feel at one with the machine. On the other hand, Nestt's version of the bucket isn't sexy—at all. And I'm not sure that it would fit anyone right enough to make them feel at one with their ride.…
We know it's a slow news day FoMoCo, but seriously — seat cushions? Seriously. The boys n' girls in Dearborn are hailing their newest "American Innovation" — a "major breakthrough with soy-based polyurethane foams", which apparently are the primary substance that makes up a vehicle's seat cushions. Wait, we'll let…