1971/73 – RECARO IdealSeat-LS
The RECARO "IdealSeat-LS" was the top-of-the-line model from the new IdealSeat generation, developed by industrial designer Horst Sommerlatte from the year 1971. The new models were launched beginning in 1973. Impressive features of this seat for quality-conscious drivers, for whom only the best was good enough, included an ergonomically correct sitting position combined with seat and backrest contouring to fit the body – always in keeping with RECARO's "Form follows Human" design motto. Breathable covers and perfect occupant support by pronounced side bolsters combined with well-matched springs and upholstery resulted in a heretofore unknown level of comfort even with a very sporty driving style. For less sporty drivers, the RECARO "IdealSeat-N" offered increased freedom of movement through downscaled side bolsters. The basic version and the LS variant offered adjustable shoulder support for individually adjusting the backrest in the shoulder area. Convenient one-handed operation of the forward-tilting backrest and seat depth adjustment via a pull-out extension of the thigh support were also standard on the RECARO
The "safety" rooted in the DNA also found more and more use. The IdealSeats of the new generation came ever closer to the RECARO seat ideal: with increased crashworthiness thanks to double-shell construction, increased strength compared to conventional profile frames and correct orthopedic shaping, as well as many adjustable seat components, they were the benchmark for sitting correctly and safely in cars at the beginning of the 1970s.