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Nardi Steering Wheels
Nardi Steering Wheels
When it comes to aftermarket steering wheels, one of the most recognized brands is Nardi. operating out of Italy, Nardi produces a number of different wheels for a variety of different vehicles. The nardi classic classic line of wheels looks right at home in classic and vintage vehicles, with a beautiful wood grain design that improves the elegance of any cockpit. There is also the more modern line, the Nardi Deep Corn. With a deep dish and legendary build quality, the deep corn line of steering wheels is a perfect fit to any modern vehicle.
Nardi produces far to many steering wheels to cover them all in one article, so we'll look at some of the more popular models, discusing the pro's and con's of each featured steering wheel.
Nardi Classic Suede
The Nardi classic series of steering wheels offer both 360mm and 330mm diameters, as well as both leather and suede options. For most street cars, leather is ideal, as suede has a tendency to wear out with constant use. If you're after that race car style, however, suede is the way to go. Suede offers superior grip when used with appropriate driving gloves, allowing for more precise control of the vehicle.
The Nardci Classic steering wheel is very popular in both Japan and North America, where it can be found in both street, track and drift vehicles. As with all Nardi steering wheels, the build quality is superb. The Nardi Classic can and will outlast the vehicle.
Nardi Classic Wood
Featuring a classy wood wheel, the Nardi Classic wood will will make a statement in any car. Very popular in North America, you will find the Classic wood steering wheel in everything from vintage Aston Martins to the modern Nissan 240sx. With real wood design and silver center spokes, the wheel suits light and dark coloured interiors, and offers good grip performance when cruising down Main Street. The Nardi Classic wood steering wheels come in 330mm, 360mm and 390mm diameters, to suit any preferance and look.
Users report excellent build quality, a durable finish, and long life from Nardi wood steering wheels.
Nardi Deep Corn
The Nardi Deep Corn steering wheel is without a doubt one of Nardi's most distinct designs. Available in both 330mm and 350mm diameters, with 53mm and 80mm dishes respectively, the Deep Corn will add the drift and street look to any vehicle. The deep dish style of the Deep Corn allows for both additional leg room, as well as a closer position to the driver for improved vehicle control. Available in both black preforated leather and black suede, the Deep Corn also enjoys Nardi's legendary quality, capable of offering years of driving pleasure on both street and track.
The Nardi Deep Corn wheel is very popular among drifters, namely because it provides more leg room, allowing the driver to do the drift dance on the pedals without worrying about hitting the steering wheel with their legs. The closer body position of the wheel also allows for more sure, precise vehicle control.
The Nardi Challenge line of steering wheels features an aggressive, street car inspired design. With four colour styles to choose from, from mild black to wild red, the Challenge will add the distinct Nardi class to any vehicle. Designed for good grip at the 3 and 9 driving position, the Challenge emphasizes driver comfort and control. With its modern Italian design, genuine leather, and excellent quality, the Nardi Challenge will withstand years of daily use and abuse. The challenge offers a shallow dish design, and is available in a 350mm diameter.
Note: The author is in no way related to Nardi or its interests. He just likes their steering wheels.