“New product for the first time in 16 years”
Full model change from the main product line-up, ZETA IV・ZIEG IV now on sale!!
*Accepting orders from November 1st, 2019.
BRIDE Corporation (Tokai-shi, Aichi Prefecture, President and CEO Takase (すみません、下の名前が読めません…汗) will be accepting orders for the 4th generation successors of the renown ZETA and ZIEG seat models.
Since their establishment, BRIDE intensely focused on developing the perfect driving position with multitude of direct feedbacks from the racing industries. These data have been carefully implemented into their proprietary “Holding Technology” to provide a high performance racing seats. Since the release of the ZETA III full bucket seat model in 2003, this has been the very bestseller used by many drivers until now with the versatility of daily driven to use in the race circuits. The ZIEG III has been fine-tuned with a more aggressive, deep positioning to grasp the driver in the zone whilst driving. The aggressive positioning may not be for all, but the model has attracted a wide range of followers from street drivers to race drivers, and anyone in between.
Motorsports is continuously evolving with the advancement of engineering technology today. Whether you are on the last stretch of a race or entering hairpin corner against your rivalries, the speed range is not what is was yesterday. To ensure the safety, the two models has now been upgraded with revolutionized material properties and advancement in manufacturing engineering. A full model change that it was long overdue.
Key Characteristics of ZETA IV and ZIEG IV
- New Material and Manufacturing Process
The shell rigidity has increased by 15% and achieved a 5% over all seat weight reduction (from its predecessors). In addition to the FRP shell (glass fiber and Aramid fiber), high performance materials are used in various location to achieve a high rigidity with minimal impact in weight. The seating surface where the body will interact with the seat, molded urethane has been newly used to improve comfortability and long endurance.
- Holding Performance, Seat Endurance, Design
The body will fit from the head rest to back and shoulder support, especially focused on shoulder scapula. The vertical stitching will fit to your spine. The section with most stress seen on the side has been reinforced with PVC leather. The seat belt grommets are now carbon styled design. The raised side bolster will prevent the submarine effect (where the driver will slide forward down) during hard braking and or any accidents that may occur.
- Seat Belt Grommet
To accommodate HANS accessories and various racing harness, the grommets are now increased in its diameter. The form factor of head rest has been redesigned for added durability.
- Adaptivity for Various Vehicular Models
The shoulder width is minimized to 560mm to adapt for various vehicular models without any interference. In addition to the ZIEG IV, the ZETA IV is now designed with the Low Max System (patent approved). This places the seat center closer to the steering center for vehicles with limited floor real estate.
- FIA and Safety Listing
Both ZETA IV and ZIEG IV is listed under the FIA8855-1999 along with the safety standard. With the FIA, the seat can be used in the global race series which may require a seat that is certified globally. The seat has been designed and controlled to withstand a stringent test criteria given by the regulation and achieved a high level of safety at the same time.
Correspondence to the Japanese Inspection Requirement
When these seat models are installed into a vehicle with rear seats, the seat back protector (sold separately) is mandatory to protect the rear drivers.
In addition, either the driver or passenger side seat must be a recliner model for any coupe models (2+2 or 3 doors).
Additional conditions may apply for vehicle inspection.