Predator SV builds on the strengths of Predator, utilising the latest in computer aided design and extensive FEA Simulation to bring a super stiff, super lightweight advanced racing seat to market.
SV is stronger and stiffer than ever, providing greater driver safety through the reinforced carbon fibre composite shell.
Corbeau developed Predator using data gathered from all realms of motorsport – both real world accident data and data acquired in the laboratory during dynamic tests. Based on this information and following the stringent guidelines laid out by the FIA, we have developed a seat that surpasses the standard in every category.
Mounting the Predator has been made easy, as unlike other seats built to this standard it is a base mounted seat, there are no modifications needed to your R.O.P.S for the shoulder mounts. A significant improvement has been made upon the widely accepted industry-standard type folding side mounts in the form of four individual mounting ‘feet’, that increase the stiffness of the assembly significantly. The feet are machined from solid 7075-T6 aluminium, an aero-space-grade material, and are homologated as a complete system together with the seat, as stipulated by the FIA 8862:2009 regulations; ‘The mounting hardware designed and tested with the seat are only the mounts permissible to retain the FIA homologation in use’.
Furthermore, to ease installation into vehicles with limited space, the mounting feet are able to first be independently fixed into the vehicle, using eight M10 cap head bolts, prior to positioning and securing the seat shell. However, and most importantly, the orientation of the mounting bolts has been reversed; that is, the seat is secured to the feet from the inside out, using four countersunk M12 bolts – thus allowing easy access to the fasteners by lifting the access flaps in the seats cover. This also provides a secondary benefit in that the captive threaded inserts present in previous seats cannot be damaged by cross-threading the fasteners.
Predator is fully homologated by the FIA, passing the stringent 8862:2009 test.
This test is reserved for high-level motorsport seats and is currently the highest level of motorsport crash safety.