OPLITE has released details of an interesting new sim rig concept designed with karters in mind. Based in France, OPLITE manufactures sim cockpits and chairs, as well as other sim racing peripherals such as microphone and monitor stands.
The OPLITE NitroKart rig features a kart-like fibreglass seat and sits extraordinarily low to the ground to simulate the typical kart driving position.
The rig features a number of adjustments and mounting solutions for pedals, wheels and monitors as well as adjustable seat pitch to suit the user.
One defining feature of the rig is that both kids and adults can use it, with suitability for heights between 1.2-1.95m. BTCC racer Matt Neal is unfortunately excluded, but most grown-ups and young adults under six foot three will be fine.
The rig also features an optional seat insert for switching between drivers of different heights – think of a 2011 Le Mans pit stop when Anthony Davidson swapped with Alex Wurz and you get the idea!
The OPLITE NitroKart will be released on 21st March this year, with prices currently set at £300.15, and on first impressions, this looks like a practical solution for a family of sim racing fans with one eye on a budding karting career.
It’s compatible with existing Thrustmaster, Logitech, Fanatec, Heusinkveld and Hori steering wheels and pedals.
With some excellent karting sims available these days, including Kart Sim for rFactor 2, Kart Racing Pro, KartKraft or the Shifter Karts within GT Sport, the OPLITE NitroKart sim rig looks to exploit a kart-sized gap in the sim racing market – although it will still be suitable for all other wheel-compatible racing games.
Is the OPLITE NitroKart a sim rig that interests you? Let us know in the comments below!