Spirit Spica

A forward-facing-only car seat especially for children wearing a spica cast made by Inspired by Drive of Port Washington, NY.


This car seat has higher child weight and height limits than conventional models.  The wide seat, low sides, and included inserts for positioning provide proper fit for a child in a spica cast. The  positioning wedges are made of memory foam and can be set for multiple seating configurations. The cover is wipeable for cleaning.

Inspired by Drive Spirit Spica

Last updated on February 1, 2024.

Child Requirements






Inches Centimeters Age (years)
Minimum 25 11.3 n/a n/a n/a
Maximum 130 59 66 167.6 n/a

Measurements and Characteristics

Car Seat Mass (Weight)

30-33 lbs./13.61-14.97 kg

Vehicle Fit Characteristics

  Outside height: 32 in./81.3 cm
  Widest outside width: 21.5 in./54.6 cm
  Vehicle requirements:
  • Adequate space (from vehicle seat cushion to roof) to accommodate car seat height.
  • Adequate cushion depth so no more than 3 inches of the car seat’s footprint extends beyond the seat cushion’s front edge.
  • A factory-installed or retrofit tether anchor is required if installing with a lap-belt or lap-shoulder belt with an emergecy-locking retractor (ELR).
  • A factory-installed or retrofit tether anchor is recommended if installing with a lap-shoulder belt that is or can be switched to automatic-locking retractor (ALR) mode.

Child Fit Characteristics

  Narrowest torso area: 15 in./38.1 cm
  Narrowest seat cushion width: 15 in./38.1 cm
  Seat cushion depth: 12 in./30.5 cm
  Seat cushion depth extender option: Yes; + 4 in./10.2 cm

Harness Fit Characteristics

  Harness Type: Five-point
  Number of harness height positions: 6
  CR bight to lowest shoulder height position: 10 in./25.4 cm
  CR bight to highest shoulder height position: 23.5 in./59.7 cm
  Crotch strap present: Yes
  Crotch strap adjustability: No
  CR bight to nearest crotch strap position: Depends on use of positional wedges
  CR bight to farthest crotch strap position: Depends on use of positional wedges


  Semi-recline allowed in forward-facing position: Yes. Use of the included recline bar is optional.
  Other: The optional extensor thrust wedge raises the child’s legs 3″ at the front of the car seat.


  Tether present: Yes
  Special tethering:
  • Tethering always required, either using a tether strap or the manufacturer-defined use of a lap-shoulder belt in ALR mode for tethering.  
  • If child is over 80 pounds AND the a lap-shoulder belt in ALR mode is not used for installation, connect both of the tether’s hooks by using the tether anchor for the seating position and the one for an adjacent seat. (Do NOT attach the hooks to the same tether anchor unless the Inspired by Drive Bolt-In Tether Anchor Kit has been installed).  

Accessories / Add-ons

Standard Accessories:

2 positioning wedges

Add-on Accessories:

Seat depth extender

Miscellaneous Information

  • MSRP (U.S. dollars): $1,694.57
  • Company certifies to meet standard:
    • FMVSS213 (U.S.): Yes
    • CMVSS 213 (Canadian): In process of obtaining approval.
  • Will ship to Canada? Yes
  • Owner’s manual languages available: English and Spanish

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