If you’re looking for bucket seats and want to save a few hundred dollars on a set of Sparco EVO’s, this read is for you. Everyone wants Recaro seats. Pole Position, Profi SPG, or maybe the Sportsters, but you’re gonna have to shell out some cash money to get those. While shopping for seats, we came across an interesting find as an alternative. They’re basically Sparco EVO (FIA approved) seats for $450 brand new.
What is Turn One by Oreca?
Now, they’re not exactly branded Sparco, but it’s made by Turn One by Oreca. Yes, the Oreca you probably heard of if you’re into racing. If you don’t know them, look them up. Turn One makes all sorts of racing gear including helmets, racing suit, steering wheels, seat belts, etc. and they’re pretty big in Europe. That’s why we know little about these here in the states.
The seats we eyeballed are called Turn One Trophy-S (FIA 8855-1999 Approved). After researching a bit more, it turns out they’re rebranded Sparco EVOs. Like straight from Sparco’s factory. It even has all the Sparco stickers on the seat. We’re not sure why it’s so cheap, but the price was pretty attractive so Oscar bought a set for his car. The only thing about obtaining these seats is that they’re shipped from Europe so shipping does get a little expensive. See below for cost breakdown.
Turn One Trophy-S
- Part Number: 8OR00807FTN
- Seat Shell Size: Standard
- Construction: Fibreglass
- Seat Design: Non Head Protection
- Mountings: Side Mounts
- Homologation: FIA 8855-1999 Approved
Let’s see the comparison
It was fortunate timing to have a set of actual Sparco EVO II seats that I was going to put in my car, so I wanted to do a side-by-side pictorial to show the similarities of these seats. Now, the Sparco EVO II is a bit different than the regular EVO so there are minor differences, but you’ll see below that they’re very similar.
Okay, so how much does it cost?
On RallyNuts Motorsport’s website the price is £339.00 (no 20% VAT for US). This translates to $453.39 USD per seat + $232 USD for shipping. Although the price per seat is cheap, the shipping really adds a lot so we think it’s only worth it if you buy 2 seats. For 2 seats the total comes out to $1,139.64 total, which is $569.82 per seat with international shipping included. Still not bad for some Sparco EVO’s right? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Affordable alternative to Sparco
If you’re looking for some Sparco seats and want to save money, you can have a set and save a few hundred dollars.