Sales start for the innovative 3D printing Bodyform full bucket seat

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Sales start for innovative 3D printing Bodyform full bucket seat

Selected Porsche drivers have extensively tested the new 3D printed Bodyform full bucket seat at the “Manthey-Racing Nordschleife Trackdays 20/21”, among others. After this pilot phase, which was completed with valuable customer feedback, the customized seat has recently been available. As part of the new Performance Parts range, it is available from Porsche Tequipment for various Boxster, Cayman and 911 models. From February 2022, it can also be ordered ex works from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and will then be integrated into the Porsche Car Configurator. In addition to the unique look, the new type of center panel is the main innovation: some of the cushion and backrest mirrors come from a 3D printer and can be selected in three different degrees of hardness. This allows the seat to be individually adapted to customer needs.

3D-printed Bodyform full bucket seat

Sales start for innovative 3D printing Bodyform full bucket seat

“We have known seats that are adapted to the individual driver for a long time in professional motorsport. Now there is an individualization with different degrees of hardness from Porsche ex works and with road approval, ”says Porsche test driver Lars Kern. "On the first test drives, I was just as impressed by the motorsport-like ergonomics with a slightly lower seating position and good thigh guidance as the passive air conditioning." Compared to conventional full bucket seats, the new seat is also over eight percent lighter.

3D-printed Bodyform full bucket seat in the Mission R

The new Porsche Mission R, which has just celebrated its world premiere at the IAA Mobility, is also equipped with a 3D-printed Bodyform full bucket seat. With this concept study of a fully electric GT racing car, Porsche shows what customer motorsport could look like in the future.

Extensive range, partly also for the passenger

Sales start for innovative 3D printing Bodyform full bucket seat

The 3D printed Bodyform full bucket seat is available for all Porsche models for which the full bucket seat (order number Q1K or P11) is offered. It is also possible to retrofit vehicles that have already been delivered, and some models can also be equipped with it on the passenger side. The assembly takes place within a few minutes in the Porsche centers. The price is 2.677,50 euros per seat. Availability in detail below:

model series

driver's seat

passenger seat

Boxster, Cayman (981)

x

x

911 (991)

x

x

718 (Boxster, Cayman; 982;
produced up to and including week 47/2020)

x

x

718 (Boxster, Cayman; 982;
produced from week 48/2020)

x

-

911 (992)

x

-

Innovative manufacturing process and colored design elements

The 3D printed Bodyform full bucket seat is based on the lightweight full bucket seat from Porsche and is created in a sandwich construction: A base support made of expanded polypropylene (EPP) is connected to a breathable comfort layer made of a mix of materials based on polyurethane, which is manufactured using an additive process - i.e. in 3D Printer. The components are clipped together. This innovative joining technique avoids adhesive emissions.

The outer skin of the seat is made of Race-Tex. This non-slip material offers a lot of hold in the seat and, thanks to the special perforation, ensures better passive air conditioning.

3D printed Bodyform full bucket seat Porsche Tequipment 1 Sales launch for innovative 3D printed Bodyform full bucket seat

Viewing windows allow a view of exposed colored components in a 3D-printed lattice structure and give the full bucket seat an unmistakable design. Initially, customers can choose between black, guards red and racing yellow for these design elements. Further colors will follow in February with arctic gray, deep sea blue and shark blue. In the medium term, Porsche is also planning even more extensive customization - namely, 3D printed bodyform full bucket seats that are adapted to the individual body contour of the individual customer.

Sales start for innovative 3D printing Bodyform full bucket seat

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