Another modification involves the fastening supports of the floor plate, now the reduced section (a practical method that allows, during the welding phase, to reduce the heat transferred to the chassis) and moved in position so as to raise the floor plate by 7 mm. A change that maintains the screws alignment to the lower part of the chassis tube and the upper nuts, avoiding contact with the track and the relative wear of the self-locking nut, with the potential loss of any screws. The changing of the position of the floor plate has also raised the tank position, consequently, the OTK technicians had to redesign the steering shaft support, adapting the height of the steering. Moreover, the steering shaft no longer has the M10 nut, it has been replaced with a M8 which allows the use of a number 13 wrench, thus facilitating the replacement process.
Amongst the main 2019 innovations there is the steering wheel hub done with forged aluminum and, for the first time, offered in an inclined position as the primary standard. Additionally this improves the driving position, as an added option, now the thickness provided by OTK allows them to bring the steering wheel even closer.
Always in the perspective of improving the driving comfort, the coating on the steering wheels grip area has been completely revised: the use of an ergonomic semi-silicone rubber, allows for a remarkable grip, thus assisting the grasp of the driver’s hands and decreasing driver fatigue.