1980 – RECARO Rallye III
The further developed RECARO Rallye seat, now retroactively designated as the "Rallye III," differed from its direct predecessor by virtue of a revised and modified folding mechanism. This improved the basic rigidity of this lightweight rally seat; the seat could also be folded farther than the preceding version. It was still possible to order the characteristic seat with a pivot of the seat shell in the front area of the seat surface, in different material designs from pure black to the typical RECARO material "Spectrum." Alongside the standard headrest, a mesh headrest was also available, which allowed for better peripheral as well as rear vision.