Four all-new Fanatec Sparco wheels are the latest pieces of sim racing hardware in the German manufacturer’s lineup. The rims each suit a different style of car.
One of Fanatec’s strenghts is undoubtedly its variety of wheel rims. Whether you prefer modern F1 and GT cars, vintage touring cars, rally, or NASCAR, there is a rim for you. The latest additions even expand this lineup by a kart wheel rim. In cooperation with Sparco, Fanatec unveiled four new models in total.
Unlike the Podium Steering Wheel Monte Carlo Rally, which uses an actual Sparco R383 found in the Ford Puma Rally1 WRC cars, the new rims are replicas of the Italian manufacturer’s wheels. They are also part of the ClubSport line of products instead of the top-of-the-line Podium category.
Fanatec Sparco Rims: Quartet To Choose From
Aimed at fans of older single-seater cars, the ClubSport Wheel Rim Sparco Formula comes with a 270 mm diameter and a cut out top. This style of rim was frequently used in the early to mid-1990s in Formula One, for example. Formula cars in lower categories raced with this style even longer, before built-in wheel displays became the norm.
Meanwhile, the new batch of Fanatec Sparco Wheels also introduces the ClubSport Wheel Rim Sparco GT. This wheel features a D-shape commonly found in GT-style cars before they made the switch to modern Formula-style rims. It features a diameter fo 310 mm. Combined with either the ClubSport Universal Hub V2 for Xbox or the CSL Universal Hub V2, it forms a bundle in the shop. The latter will not be available until December 14, however.
For rally fans, another option in the shape of the 320-mm ClubSport Wheel Rim Sparco Rally. The round rim measures 320 mm in diameter (10 less than the R383) and should make off-road racers feel right at home. It is also available with the ClubSport Universal Hub V2 and the Podium Button Module Rally as the ClubSport Steering Wheel Rally Sweden, which is sold out at the time of writing this article.
Lastly, the ClubSport Wheel Rim Sparco Karting comes in at 350 mm of diameter and is flat at the top, just like in a real kart. The wheel also features a stitched Sparco logo at the top of the rim itself. For those trying to build a karting simulator, this might be a great option.
No Full Availability Yet
While both the GT and Rally rims are already listed in the Fanatec shop, the other two of the Fanatec Sparco Wheels are not. If any of them piqued your interest, it might be worth keeping an eye on the webshop.
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