GTS Bucket Seat for Racing Simulators
The GTS is our best selling bucket seat for sim racing, because it balances comfort, style and is very well priced - the perfect combination with your R-PRO Sim Rig. The GTS Seat was designed specifically to be mounted to the R-PRO and, again, in keeping with our ethos of convenience, the GTS Racing Seat mounts directly to the R-PRO rig via the included side mounting seat brackets, and there is also a dual-locking seat slider for quick and easy adjustments back-and-forth .
The GTS is a bucket seat so it's similar to what you find in racing cars, meaning it's the perfect for racers wanting to enhance their immersion into the virtual motorsport world. Being a bucket seat, the GTS is a fixed fibreglass shell with deep, fixed bolsters that grip you in place and enhance the authenticity of your sim racing setup, giving you the impression you're sitting in a real racing car seat! These deep bolsters are perfect for immersing yourself in sim racing, however if you are a larger build then you may find the GTS is too small, because there is no give in these fixed bolsters.
Regarding seat sizing, the GTS is a medium-large size seat, suitable for a wide range of users up to 6 ft 6 in (198cm) height and 36-inch waist! We have also produced a sizing diagram for your convenience.
If you are 6 ft 7 in or taller, or a 37-inch waist or above, please consider an alternate seat, as bucket seats like our GTS have fixed bolsters for an authentic racing experience, but for larger individuals these bolsters will be restrictive.
The GTS Bucket Seat is fully compatible with our R-PRO Black Edition sim rigs, and includes a set of universal side mount seat brackets and a dual-locking seat slider.
The GTS attaches to the sim rig by side mount seat brackets which are included in the box. These seat brackets have multiple holes, allowing you to adjust both the height of the rear/front of the seat and the inclination of the seat.
A dual-locking seat slider is included, providing you with quick and easy adjustments backwards or forwards, enabling you and anyone else who uses it to get a suitable driving position.
The GTS has a comfortable fabric upholstery, so you'll be comfortable while racing in clothes (or not!). The rear of the seat is naked fibreglass, with a smooth & shiny finish meaning it has a striking and purposeful appearance, adding to the overall race-car aesthetic. The front of the seat has the Upshift logo carefully embroidered below the headrest, and contrast stitching is used to create a luxurious and elegant colour scheme that emphasises its racing intentions.
Sizing Diagram - Upshift GTS Bucket Seat
Max height: 6 ft 6 in / 198cm
Max waist size: 36 inch
Max weight: 95kg
For your guidance, we have produced this seat sizing diagram, with measurements of our GTS Bucket Seat at crucial areas including the waist, chest, shoulders and legs.
We recommend our GTS Bucket Seat for racers up to 6′ 6″ (1.98m) and 36 inch waist.
With respect to minimum height, racers smaller than 4ft10 / 147cm may require a booster cushion to comfortably reach the wheel and pedals. Feel free to contact us to discuss if you're looking for a seat suitable for a younger racer.
Furthermore, we also offer a Try Before you Buy service, so we welcome you to visit us to try our GTS Bucket Seat and see if it's suitable for you!
The seat features 4 harness/safety belt holes, so is compatible with harnesses if you want to take your immersion one step further!
The GTS Bucket Seat is a brilliant seat for all sim racers who want a sporty racing seat that is comfortable and without the high bolsters of a traditional bucket seat. For some people, the big bolsters of a bucket seat are fantastic; for others, these big bolsters are restrictive and uncomfortable. Our GTS Bucket Seat is an ideal option for racers who want a seat that is comfortable and spacious; the GTS was designed with comfort in mind to be, first and foremost, a gaming seat. A motorsport racing seat needs to be strong to protect the driver; a gaming seat's focuses are affordability, comfort and being easy to use and ergonomic for longer gaming sessions. This is exactly what the GTS achieves.
Disclaimer: this is a gaming seat strictly for use with gaming simulators only. It isn't certified for use in any type of real-life vehicles.
Included with your GTS Sim Racing Bucket Seat:
- Upshift GTS fibreglass bucket seat with fabric upholstery
- Side Mounting Seat Bracket set (adjustable front & rear heights)
- Dual-locking seat slider
- All fixings required (Black bolts, black washers and T-nuts)
- Step-by-step installation manual
We also give our valued customers the option of requesting a physical printout of the assembly guide - we realise that some customers prefer to have physical copies of the instructions in front of them, so we will gladly provide you a bound copy of the user manual free of charge with your order.
Alternatively, the user manual is of course available online as a PDF to download.
Pairs perfectly with the R-PRO Black Edition
Our Upshift GTS bucket seat was designed specifically for our R-PRO Black Edition Sim Racing Cockpit, so we do recommend this seat for it.
We designed the GTS specifically to be mounted to the R-PRO and, again in keeping with our ethos of convenience, the GTS bucket seat attaches directly to the R-PRO rig using the included seat brackets and included seat slider.
Click below to read more about the R-PRO Black Edition Sim Rig, and benefit from £30 off the price of the seat when you buy the GTS and R-PRO together!
Try Before you Buy
If you would like to try out our GTS Bucket Seat to see if it's right for you, please make a free appointment and we will gladly meet you for a viewing.
Viewings available 7 days a week, and take place at our office in Gateshead, NE16 3AS, right next to the Metrocentre.