Thrustmaster has announced a pair of new wheel add-ons launching alongside the start of the Blancpain GT Series.

Racing fans might recognize the first wheel, lovingly named the TM Competition Wheel Add-On Sparco P310 Mod. The wheel has been designed as an official replica of the world-famous Sparco P310 steering wheel, with its unique ergonomically-designed shape, suede grips, and various high-quality materials. Thrustmaster has designed the wheel with performance in mind, it’s the perfect solution for gamers searching for a lifelike driving experience.

The wheel first launched as a package last year and is now set for release as a standalone at the request of the Thrustmaster’s racing community. The TM Competition Wheel Add-On Sparco P310 Mod features nine action buttons, two 100% metal paddle shifters, a D-pad with push button, and carbon-style button supports.

Thrustmaster TM Competition Wheel Add-On Sparco P310 Mod

The second wheel, the TM Open Wheel Add-On, has been developed in the style of the wheels on real GT, LMP and LMS cars found on today’s racing circuits. Compact in size (11 inches/28 cm in diameter) this wheel ensures versatile driving ergonomics and helps users improve their performance. The wheel was originally sold as part of the TS-PC Racer bundle.

The wheel is the lightest wheel ever designed in Thrustmaster’s ecosystem and will allow gamers to experience Force Feedback effects that are as close as possible to real-world racing conditions. Both add-on wheel rims are of course compatible with all Thrustmaster T-Series racing wheelbases.

Thrustmaster TM Open Wheel Add-On

On March 13 and 14, 2019, the Blancpain GT Series makes its final preparations at Circuit Paul Ricard: the legendary motorsport race track in Le Castellet, France. Alongside the real tests on the circuit, six Thrustmaster virtual racing setups will be available in pit number 4, allowing users to try out the new wheel rims in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

The new Thrustmaster wheel add-ons will release as follows:

TM Open Wheel Add-On:

    • Pre-orders start: April 4, 2019
    • Commercial availability: April 18, 2019
    • Suggested retail price: £119.99

TM Competition Wheel Add-On Sparco® P310 Mod:

    • Pre-orders start: April 4, 2019
    • Commercial availability: June 20, 2019
    • Suggested retail price: £189.99

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