The beans where already spilled in the changelog of the latest firmware update yesterday and now, Thrustmaster has officially announced and released one of the mentioned rims – the Sparco R383 Rally Wheel!
Any details to share?
In this case, the whole Thrustmaster Sparco R383 replica wheel is wrapped in a “black suede leather-clad” and the centre is made up of a “black brushed metal faceplate”. Metal paddle shifters are also mounted and yes, they are adjustable. In short, expect a very high-quality rim.
To make proper use of the wheel in sim racing, “nine action buttons and a directional pad with a push-button” where mounted to the faceplate on “carbon-style” button ares.
As far as design goes, simplicity is key. With rally driving itself being such a demanding form of motorsport, drivers do not have time to worry about any extra technical gismos on their steering wheel. It solely serves a functional purpose.
Thrustmaster’s replica of the Sparco R383 rally wheel will be compatible with the following wheel bases:
- T300RS Servo Base
- T500 RS
- T300 Ferrari GTE
- T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition
- T300 RS GT Edition
- TX Servo Base
- TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition
- TX Racing Wheel Leather Edition
- TS-PC RACER
- TS-XW Racer Sparco
- P310 Competition Mod
The rim is sold separately and will cost you $199.99 (or similar in your local currency; MSRP) Now there is only one part missing to complete a Thrustmaster rally setup…
The centre image below shows the “real” Sparco R383.