Suede vs Leather - What steering wheel offers more grip? Well that depends on what your application is.
Suede: Has the grip advantage, but will draw the oils from your hands and get matted down easily so gloves are a necessity every time you touch the wheel. That makes suede a dedicated track only wheel most of the time.
Smooth Leather: Has the convenience advantage but slightly lower coefficient of friction. Now you can touch the wheel without gloves and a good leather wheel will last many, many years. A good pair of Race Driving Gloves will have a specially designed palm to make a smooth leather wheel be as grippy as an open suede wheel. Some of the most popular advanced palm gloves for a Smooth Leather auto racing wheel would be the Alpinestars Tech 1 Race and OMP One Evo. These are the most popular for many of our Porsche GT3 and BMW M3 track drivers.
DiscoveryParts offers a full line of Auto Racing Steering Wheels from Sabelt, MPI, MOMO, OMP and Sparco that not only add style but performance to your car. From Road Atlanta's turn 12 to the Tail of The Dragon, a good steering wheel will keep you in contact with your car and get every bit of feedback available to you.