Are you sitting comfortably...
Whether you’re reading this issue while slumped on your living room sofa, sitting on an overcrowded carriage on the Tube, or even indulging in a spot of active weight reduction while on the throne, it’s important that you feel comfortable, as this can affect your whole experience. This is because, when you are comfortable and supported, your mind is free to focus on the task at hand, in this case enjoying your favourite performance periodical. And the same is true with your car. If your seat is comfortable and supportive it allows you to feel more connected and engaged with your car and focuses your attention on getting the most from your machine. Most OEM seats are skewed with only comfort in mind, and can lack the lateral support needed when speeds increase – this is where aftermarket seats come in. Not only do they look great and offer unparalelled levels of support, but they are also often much lighter than OEM seats, so you get a genuine performance gain in the form of reduced weight, too, making them a win, win, win!
And it is for this reason that we have delved into the world of aftermarket sports seats in this issue to offer up nine of the best options at three different price points. Whether you want a budget pew for practically peanuts or to blow your wad on the creme de la creme of in-car furniture there’s a seat out there that will be right for you. Check them out on page 74.
And while you’re at it, you may as well revel in your current situation of enjoying a superior posterior perch and continue on to the other stonking features we have in this month’s issue, such as the bonkers quad-rotor Feed-kitted Mazda RX-7 on the cover. It’s an extreme build that just has to be seen to be believed! Then we have the inside action from both the J’s Racing Ultra meet and the Modified Nationals show, where both events were packed with some of the top show cars in the country.
Elsewhere in the mag you’ll find a brutal 520bhp MR2 turbo, a stunning custom widebody Mitsubishi Evo, an eye-poppingly orange 410bhp Datsun 510, a pair of turbocharged EK9 Civics packing over 1000bhp between them and a duo of widebody Imprezas that prove that imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery, but that replicas can be even better that the real thing. Enjoy!