The Australian sim racing component manufacturer Hybrid Racing Simulations has a fancy new peripheral in the works. Repco Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen has teamed up with HRS for the eventual creation of the new HRS SVGT3 Wheel. Unfortunately, besides taking a look at the few high-detail images posted, that’s about all we know about this wheel so far.
HRS provided some renders on their Facebook post reveal and I must say that this is a very nice looking piece for a sim racing constituent. The top of the wheel has a color display surrounded by three sets of LEDs. There are three push button switches on either side of the display with what looks to be a pair of gripped rocker switches as well.
The center under the SVG badge has three different dials and turn knobs on the bottom of each side. Finally, there are four more push buttons in the middle of the bottom. The back side also looks to have a pair of shifting paddles.
Looking in the comments of the post, it is believed that this wheel will work with most manufacturer’s wheel bases with the proper hub installed. The company is partnered with Simucube and resells their components directly on their website.
The stock will be limited to 100 total pieces for the HRS SVGT3, a wheel based off another one of their products, the OMP 310 ALU GT Wheel Rim. There will also be a version of the wheel that won’t have the display, the SVGTE version, but details are scarce for now on that.
There are a lot of unknowns in the announcement of the upcoming piece. They aren’t taking preorders yet, there is no set price mentioned, plus they haven’t announced any release dates. The fact that a Supercars champion in SVG was part of the process is a very good thing, considering how well he’s done in the virtual racing sphere recently.
Seriously, SVG’s sim racing resume is getting to be as impressive as his real world accolades. I don’t know if many race car drivers will be able to tout winning a Supercars title, the Bathurst 1000, Bathurst 12hr and Bathurst 6hr, plus a virtual Supercars Eseries championship on iRacing.
When he’s able to race, SVG runs the table on those of us who race in the Monday Night Racing series as well. If this is what SVG believes to be a top level sim racing product, look out for those who are able to get their hands on one of the limited pieces.
We’ll keep you updated here, so keep it pinned for more news on this when it becomes available. Let us know in the comments if you’ll be virtually camping for the preorder!