Performance cars are primarily designed and constructed to become vessels of speed, and one of the most important factors that make the best performance car is the connection between the driver and the vehicle. There are different ways to improve this connection, one of which is the perfect set of seats.
Seat bolsters typically keep the driver pinned in place while doing sharp turns, all the while enjoying the adrenaline rush. Safety is after all the number one priority in high-risk racing tracks. Japanese automaker Lexus has since been in the continuous pursuit to find the best ways to maintain the driver and vehicle connection.
Lately, they have released their latest innovation and one of their breakthroughs is known as V-LCRO or the Variable Load Coupling Rear Orientation. This technological innovation aims to enhance the performance of cars on tracks.
It basically allows the driver to make aggressive turns while reducing movement on the driver’s seat. Lexus has partnered with Velcro Companies itself to produce the V-LCRO. Along with the seat bolsters, the V-LCRO is fitted with Velcro brand adhesive panels.
These hold the driver in proper position especially when doing sudden maneuvers and twists and turns in the race track. It can hold to up to 15 psi and can hold the driver in place for up to 3.0 Gs in any direction.
To complete the whole V-LCRO equation, the driver is required to wear a special suit. The complex pattern of hooks and loops on the suit enables a much better grip on the seat that keeps the driver in place at any angle and for various G-loads. As an interior option on Lexus’ racing-inspired vehicles like the RC F and GS F, the V-LCRO technology helps to enhance the driver’s capability to maximize the vehicle’s performance.
Lexus has ventured beyond the automotive world and this breakthrough innovation has enhanced the connection between the driver and the vehicle. This is amazing, especially when considering that this technology has been around for more than 75 years.
Velcro technology coupled with Lexus standards makes it a must to have a V-LCRO driver’s seat installed to your Lexus. The V-LCRO seat is an optional upgrade but it is worth the price because of its functionality that makes it a lot safer to drive a Lexus performance car.