MPI 12.75 inch Aluminum Suede Steering Wheel
The MPI Steering Wheel Comfort with safety in mind.
3 spoke Max Papis Innovations 12.75 inch suede covered aluminum steering wheel with orange stitching. 1.25 inch dish depth with standard 6 bolt pattern.
There is a channel inside the wheel that allows the wheel to act as a reverse airbag, able to deform in case of impact. It is submitted to the "torque structural steering wheel test" that is considered one of the most severe tests for road cars, and a stress test to see what happens when a load is applied that is similar to what would happen if a driver kept his or her hands on the wheel during a severe impact.
Beyond safety, the wheel has an oval shape where the hands grip it; the shape of the wheel itself is the same natural shape your hands make when holding something. It uses a polyurethane foam wrapped around the aluminum frame for greater comfort, and is wrapped in suede.
This is the Steering Wheel that is used in the 2016 MX-5 Global Cup Car.