I have a 98 Vert, and am a big guy, 6'2" 240 lbs.
I had a bear of a time finding a good seat that looked good from all angles with the top down, was big enough to fit me, and small enough to fit in my car. All while not spending several grand.
I took a risk in Bimarco Futura racing seats.
A was a risk well taken.
They look fantastic from all angles and in the car.
they have a great line that matches the curves of our cars, and the back is painted in a glossy piano black that is well finished.
The only hang up, is that they are side mount seats, so I had the choice of fabricating some brackets, or hard mounting them to the car. I didn't want to change the stock seat mounting bolts so I made a simple but very strong fixed bracket from some steel construction ties at home depot and some extra strong # 8 bolts and washers.
I was able to keep the seats very low even mounting the side mount brackets to my custom bracket in the car, and keep the original mounting points in the car. Cost about $30 and 2 hours to make the brackets.
I used a Simpson Strong Tie, ESR 2523, MST27. These are rated to hold over 10,000 lbs each so they are strong enough for the job when two are used for each seat.
Here is a teaser pic, more to come in a bit.
They fit very well in the car, and fit my body size with just the right amount of snugness.
Best of all, they are actually a FIA approved seat that is extra safe and can be used in HPDE's and Time Trial events etc.
My car is a daily driver, but I love the canyon runs, and this seat is perfect both visually and performance wise. Will be doing Autox and HPDE's and some Corvette Challenge runs.
Don't know if I would recommend them for coupes unless you are flexible, as ingress and egress in is a bit tight with my roof up because of the higher side bolsters at the hips, but then again I'm big.
Only real problem is that I'm gunna have to spring for coilovers and even stiffer sways than my Hotchkis now, as I can feel everything that the car is doing in curves much better now lol
These seats start at $300!
I think I paid an extra $100 for the leather option.
They are better quality than the comparable Corbeue or Sparco's I looked at, and look better too.
more pics to follow