Porsche bucket seats from the 3D printer

In March 2020, Porsche presented bucket seats manufactured using the 3D printing process. Customers can now order these as optional extras for various models.

With the concept study "3D printing bodyform full bucket seat", the sports car manufacturer presented an innovative alternative to the conventional upholstery of bucket seats in spring 2020. The center section of the seat, i.e. the cushion and backrest surface, comes in part from a 3D printer. In this way, Porsche also enables normal customers to adjust the hardness of their sports seat. Variants are available in hard, medium and soft. In addition to individually adjustable seating comfort, the new technology also offers advantages in terms of weight, passive seat climate control and a unique design.

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 carrier made of expanded polypropylene (EPP) is bonded to a breathable comfort layer made of a polyurethane-based material mix, which is produced in an additive process is made – i.e. in the 3D printer. The outer skin of the seat study consists of "Racetex" and is specially perforated. This is for air conditioning. Viewing windows allow a view of exposed colored components in a 3D-printed lattice structure and give the full bucket seat an unmistakable design.,

The "3D printed bodyform full bucket seat" has been available as a driver's seat from Porsche Tequipment for the 911 and 718 model series since May 2020. The offer is initially limited to 40 seat prototypes for European racetrack use in connection with a 6-point belt.

For Boxster/Cayman and 911

Now Porsche is going one step further and is also offering the printed seat in a street-legal variant for production cars. The "3D-printed Bodyform full bucket seat" is available as part of the new Performance Parts range from Porsche Tequipment for various Boxster, Cayman and 911 models. From February 2022, it can also be ordered ex works from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The printed seat is available for all Porsche models for which the full bucket seat (order number Q1K or P11) is already available. It is also possible to retrofit vehicles that have already been delivered. In addition, some models can also be equipped with the new seat on the passenger side. Installation should be possible within a few minutes. Porsche explicitly names the Boxster and Cayman models of the 981 and 718 (982) series as well as the Porsche 911 of the 991 and 992 series. The new Porsche Mission R, which has just celebrated its world premiere at the IAA Mobility, is equipped with a 3D Pressure Bodyform full bucket seat equipped.,

Porsche estimates the price for a seat at 2,677.50 euros. Initially, the printed elements can be ordered in the colors black, guards red and racing yellow. From February 2022, the colors arctic grey, deep sea blue and shark blue will be added. In the medium term, Porsche is also planning even further individualization – namely 3D-printed Bodyform full bucket seats adapted to the individual body contours of the individual customer.


Porsche offers printed sports seats for its sports car models - although here only the seat cover is actually printed. Customers can choose different colors and different degrees of hardness. However, a seat costs around 2,700 euros.


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