This is our story.
This is our story.
It was a year in which Sparco got into an excellent habit that it would never lose: that of winning.
Increasing numbers of people strive to give their car its own unique identity. Sparco decides to meet their needs and begins producing all kinds of accessories for customising cars.
The Sparco world revolves around the fundamental concepts of safety and style. Today, more than ever before, all of the products that leave our factories respect our guiding principles.
The superiority of Sparco seats comes from the shells that are designed and developed with performance and racing experience in mind.
Our seat shells are designed using Catia V5 and NX 9 CAD software, with the aid of virtual dummies to optimise ergonomics and behaviour in the event of a collision.
The projects are then verified using the most sophisticated FEM structural analysis methods and physically validated at the most accredited facilities.
Sparco knows how to optimally design the seat shell using, as appropriate, pre-impregnated carbon, short-fibre forged carbon or fibreglass.
Supercar drivers want seats that allow them to feel the performance, handling and reactions of their car both on the race track and on normal roads. At the same time, increasing attention is placed on comfort when driving long distances, facilitating the driving experience as much as possible. That is why ergonomic studies are so important for the engineers who design Sparco seats.
Sections and stiffness of the padding are the basis for best performance under the maximum stress of driving to the limit, with the support of a shell that is extremely light and rigid. This combination of elements provides the winning formula of Sparco sports seats for supercars.
Sparco designed and developed the first adjustable sport seat in carbon fibre for supercars, brilliantly passing the type approval tests and safety and duration tests of the most important car manufacturers.
Since then, Sparco has been a supplier of prestigious brands such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Bentley, Audi, McLaren Cars, Mercedes Benz AMG, Alfa Romeo, Lotus Cars, Koenigsegg, Maserati, Ford and many other car manufacturers.
Sparco seats for supercars have the same DNA, the same technical content and the same capabilities as racing seats: they are light and supportive, but at the same time safe and comfortable. Moreover, they do not renounce luxury at any level, with microfibre or exclusive leather upholstery and finishing details in quality materials.
Since 2010, Sparco has been providing sport seats for Supercars with side airbags and up to 12 different settings, heating and cooling systems and comfort functions such as lumbar adjusters.
Riding the continuous evolution of technology, Sparco acquired leadership by being the first to offer a load bearing structure in short fibre carbon, on the standard seat of the Lamborghini Aventador.
Today, Sparco is the only manufacturer to offer seats with side airbags encased in a real carbon fibre cover, ensuring uninterrupted aesthetics and top-level safety performance.
Seats and carbon parts are designed according to the DFMEA and PFMEA methodology, which allows any design and production errors to be detected and corrected before they occur.
Following project validation, qualification tests and product approval formalities are initiated, according to the demanding PPAP methodologies imposed by car manufacturers.
Sparco is ISO/TS:16949 certified in all its OEM plants for the development and production of carbon fibre seats and components.
On top of this basic structure, every Supercar manufacturer has its own requirements, which the Sparco quality team implements and harmonises with our processes.
Sparco began using carbon fibre for its racing seats in 1984; since then it has become the material of choice for the design and construction of the most technically advanced racing seats.
In 1999, Sparco created a division for the production of carbon fibre parts and sport seats, made available to supercar manufacturers and to the aerospace industry.
Today 9 autoclaves (2 autoclaves were added in 2014), 4 presses and over 300 employees work to create carbon parts for supercars such as the Lamborghini Aventador and Urus, Alfa Romeo Giulia QV and Bugatti Chiron, as well as parts for superjets such as the Airbus A380.
In 2014, Sparco flanked the prepreg technology in autoclave with press processing of both the prepreg as well as the short fibre material. This new technology reduces production times while increasing production capacity, without renouncing the excellent performance of carbon fibre.
Very important investments in high precision machining, painting and metal component production make Sparco an extremely integrated company.
The design, prototyping and mass production structure is able to respond quickly and cost effectively to the requirements of any carbon fibre component, from the smallest interior finish to complex chassis or body assemblies.