COUGAR Introduces the Hotrod – a motorsports-inspired gaming chair designed to support extreme gaming performance

Engineered for maximum comfort, control and precision, the Hotrod supports and adapts to your body during the intense maneuvers of fast-paced gaming.

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Precision. Focus. Endurance: qualities of every high-performance endeavor, from athletics to gaming. With the demand it places on equipment designed for maximum comfort and support, COUGAR looked to motorsports for inspiration, resulting in our latest gaming chair: the Hotrod.


Performance under pressure is king when it comes to the driver’s seat, in motorsports as well as in gaming. A driver relies on their seat to keep them comfortable and supported during high-stress maneuvers, just as a gamer needs a chair that can provide the same level of support during intense gaming sessions. Drawing inspiration from the sleek, lightweight design and high-performance features of motorsports, the COUGAR Hotrod gaming chair is engineered to fit the body precisely for maximum comfort and control, delivering a fusion of style, comfort, and performance.

Just like a racing seat, the unique, synthetic PA Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic of the Hotrod is designed to give just the right amount of flex and resistance, built to withstand the stress of sudden movements and keeping the user comfortable and supported through every sharp turn. But it’s not just about performance – the Hotrod is also about comfort. The multi-density cushion of the backrest provides ultimate comfort, adapting to your body and providing support where you need it most. And the integrated height-adjustable head cushion provides additional support and comfort for your neck and head, ergonomically engineered to prevent whiplash from sudden stops.

In the fast-paced world of modern gaming, having the right gaming chair that can keep up with a gamer’s lightning-fast reflexes and need for speed can make all the difference. With the Hotrod, you can sit back, take the wheel…and put the pedal to the metal.

Welcome to the Danger Zone

​The Hotrod gaming chair’s body-embracing design features a multi-zone backrest anchored to a hard, external FRP shell that provides optimum support for your body where you need it most during high-stress maneuvers, allowing you to focus on what really matters – winning. The chair’s body-embracing design ensures optimal support, immersing you in comfort.

Days of Thunder

​The Hotrod features a unique shell made of PA Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic. This material is strong, lightweight, and flexible, and is designed to withstand the stress of sudden movements and maintain its shape, ensuring that you remain comfortable and supported through every sharp turn.

Double Impact

​An ergonomically engineered head cushion to prevent whiplash from sudden stops and a lumbar cushion fixed to height-adjustable suspension rails provide ultimate comfort and support for your neck, head and lumbar region, eliminating risk of injury, tension, and fatigue.

Rolling Start

​In motorsports, “rolling resistance” is a frictional force that opposes motion when an object rolls on a surface. A sleeve on the caster’s spoke reduces this resistance as well as eliminating noise, allowing the Hotrod to glide across any surface as effortlessly as it’s quiet.

Put Skin In The Game

​The Hotrod is upholstered in premium Hyper-Dura leatherette, 12 times more resistant to wear and tear when compared to regular coverings.

Adjustable Design

  1. 150º Reclining: Hotrod allows you to recline from 90º to 150º. Stay upright for work or play and lie down when you need to rest.
  2. Piston Lift Height Adjustment: Premium quality piston lift lets you easily adjust the Hotrod’s height.
  3. RocX!: Adjusting the tilt tension lets your body recline and rock comfortably within a small angle range at just the right amount of pressure. Lock in your perfect position!

3D Adjustable Armrest

​The 3D armrests’ flexibility ensures that you can find the perfect position to support your arms and maintain a comfortable posture.

Class 4 Gas Lift Cylinder

​The gas lift cylinder is the core of the Hotrod’s functionality. Equipped with a Class 4 Gas Lift Cylinder for safety, reliability and smooth operation, the Hotrod is in a class of its own.

A premium version of the Hotrod – the Hotrod Royal is also available at launch. Gold stitching and imitation suede upholstery offers a luxurious look and feel; a more finely-tuned performance is experienced through feature upgrades including 4D armrests, 3-inch silent chair wheels and an advanced multi-tilt mechanism.

Hotrod – available in Orange and Black

Hotrod Royal – available in Gold


​USA: $299.99(Hotrod) / $349.99( Hotrod Royal) – available mid-November
EMEA: €339.9 (Hotrod) / €449.9 (Hotrod Royal) – available end-November in select markets

​*Pricing and availability may vary slightly between regions