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Automotive Racing Seats Market Snapshot 2023 to 2033

The global Automotive Racing Seats market is expected to witness a market value of 398.4 thousand units in 2023 and is expected to accumulate a market value of 943.3 thousand units by registering a CAGR of 9.0% in the forecast period 2023 to 2033. The Automotive Racing Seats market registered a CAGR of 3.8% in the historical period 2018 to 2022. Factors such as the availability of light racing seats, as well as the continually increasing popularity of racing events in developing economies, are expected to boost the market growth over the analysis period.

As per Future Market Insights - market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global market value for Automotive Racing Seats has been flourished. One of the major factors that is expected to boost the market growth includes the increasing popularity of motorsports around the globe. Motorsports are gaining popularity as a spectator sport, with millions of fans tuning in to watch races such as the Formula One World Championship, NASCAR, and the World Rally Championship. The increasing popularity of motorsports is leading to a growing demand for high-performance vehicles, which in turn is boosting the demand for racing seats.

Another factor driving the growth of the automotive racing seats market is the advancements in racing seat technology. Manufacturers are continuously investing in research and development to improve the comfort, safety, and performance of racing seats. Advancements in materials, such as carbon fiber and other lightweight materials, have led to the development of racing seats that are stronger, lighter, and more comfortable than ever before.

Additionally, the demand for high-performance vehicles is increasing around the world, driven by factors such as improving economic conditions, rising disposable incomes, and changing consumer preferences. High-performance vehicles require specialized racing seats that can provide the necessary support and protection for drivers during high-speed driving. As a result, the demand for racing seats is increasing as more consumers opt for high-performance vehicles.

Besides, the number of racing events around the world is increasing, which is a major factor that is anticipated to accelerate the market growth during the forecast period. Racing events provide an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their latest racing seat designs and technologies, which can attract potential customers. In addition, racing events generate significant media coverage, which can help raise awareness of the racing seat market and increase demand.

Furthermore, safety regulations are becoming increasingly stringent in the automotive industry, and this is a major factor that is likely to propel the demand for racing seats that comply with safety standards. Manufacturers are investing in the development of racing seats that meet the latest safety standards, such as those set by organizations like the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) and SFI (SFI Foundation, Inc.). This is driving the demand for racing seats that provide enhanced safety features, such as energy-absorbing materials, improved harness systems, and better impact protection.

On the regional end, the Automotive Racing Seats market in North America is expected to account for the maximum share during the analysis period, owing to the factors such as the increasing demand for high-performance vehicles, growing popularity of motorsports, and stringent safety regulations in the regions. Key players in the market are continuously investing in research and development to develop innovative racing seat designs and technologies, and the United States and Canada are the largest markets in the region.

On the other hand, the Automotive Racing Seats market in Asia Pacific is expected to account for a significant share over the forecast period, attributed to the factors such as the continually increasing popularity of motorsports, as well as stringent safety regulations in the region.

Recent developments in the technology, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships within the companies involved in the designing of Automotive Racing Seats are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market growth over the analysis period.

For instance, McLaren Racing Limited along with Bcomp, in August 2020, collaborated and came up with F1 racing seats made up of natural fiber composites instead of traditional carbon fibers. McLaren was a leader in introducing carbon fibers to motorsport. With the new launch, the company became the leading F1 team in terms of working with sustainable technologies.

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Key Statistics

Expected Market Value in 2023

398.4 thousand units

Projected Market Value in 2033

943.3 thousand units

Growth Rate (2023 to 2033)

9.0% CAGR

Demand for this product will be witnessed across all regional markets. Due to the light-weighting of seats and growing popularity of racing events in developing economies, the market for this product is set to prosper.

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What is Driving Demand for Automotive Racing Seats

Automotive racing seats possess a lot of features that enable them to safeguard the persons on them. They have advanced lateral support and ability to accommodate racing harnesses.

These seats are designed according to the shape of a human body to provide apt weight distribution, which helps the driver to withstand gravity force while cornering. They also come with special openings for 3, 4 or 5 point racing harnesses to increase safety in extreme driving conditions.

These seats are often lighter in weight compared to other automotive seats, which is vital for a racing car. Furthermore, these seats are universal and can be installed in any vehicle using model specific or bolt-on seat mounting brackets.

Many manufacturers are increasingly focusing on reducing fuel emission resulting in a surging development of light-weight vehicles. The deployment of light-weight seats reduces the overall weight of the racing cars. Thus, the availability of light racing seats will drive the sale of this commodity in the forecast period.

Environmental Concerns to Provide Growth Opportunities to Automotive Racing Seats

Concerns regarding environmental degradation and hence developments to counter these concerns have made place in the world. Automotive racing seats are generally made of carbon fibers and the manufacturing process results in the emission of several harmful and toxic substances.

Researchers are trying to substitute these carbon fibers with natural fiber substitutes and few companies have come up with such natural fiber racing seats. The replacement of carbon fibers will gradually become a trend and catch pace, with better alternatives coming out and innovations happening in this field in the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific Automotive Racing Seats Demand Outlook

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow and hold a substantial share in the global automotive racing seats market in the forecast period. There will be a rapid rise in the market of this product in this region which is attributed to growing economies and rapid urbanization.

Ideas and interests like car racing are slowing becoming prominent in many countries like India with cinematic use of these seats increasing as well. This will ensure the growth of the automotive racing seats sector.

North America and Europe Automotive Racing Seats Sales Outlook

North-American region’s market share is expected to grow at a steady pace during the forecast period. This growth shall be owing to the presence of many top key players and manufacturers native to this region. Their vast presence in this region will drive the market for racing seats in this region.

The European region is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the domain of automotive racing seats and is expected to have the largest share in the global market for this product in the forecast period. This domination can be attributed to the occurrence of many upcoming racing events and championships in this region. The number of these events will add to the need of quality racing seats in automobiles and hence drive the market.

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Who are the Key Manufacturers and Suppliers of Automotive Racing Seats

Some of the key players operating in the global market are

  • BRAUM Racing,
  • Cobra Seats,
  • Corbeau USA LLC,
  • Faurecia SE,
  • Lear Corporation,
  • MW Company LLC,
  • OMP Racing S.p.A,
  • Racetech Manufacturing Ltd.,
  • Recaro Holding GmbH,
  • and Sparco S.p.A among others.

In August 2020, McLaren Racing Limited along with Bcomp, came up with F1 racing seats made up of natural fiber composites instead of traditional carbon fibers Companies like these engaging in developments and innovations are contributing to the robust growth in automotive racing seats domain.

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Key Segments

By Fiber Material:

  • Carbon Fiber
  • Natural Fiber

By Application:

  • High Performance
  • Eco Performance

By Region:

  • North America (USA and Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Benelux, Russia, Nordics)
  • East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
  • South Asia and Pacific (India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, North Africa, South Africa)



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