The new F1 champion is again Sebastian Vettel on Red Bull. Thrustmaster is still betting though on Ferrari for its new high-end gaming wheel.
Thrustmaser unveiled the Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500, a wheel replica of the Ferrari 150° Italia with a pedal set. A long-lasting collaboration between the two brands and their mutual respect for shared values – passion, innovation and quality – explain the genesis of this latest controller released by Thrustmaster under official Ferrari license. Compatible with PC and Sony PS3, the package includes a racing wheel – the life-size replica of the F1 Ferrari 150° Italia –, a powerful base containing the racing wheel' s motor and a pedal set to help you close the fastest laps ever recorded.
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Formula 1 cars are designed with raw power, and the Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 rises to the challenge with a built-in industrial-class engine (150 mNm torque, 3000 rpm, 65 W, Ø 52) delivering impressive force feedback effects. Its wide internal dual belt combines smoothness and flexibility. The device's built-in H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology™ offers extreme precision along with a constant, long-lasting 16-bit resolution (65,536 values throughout the wheel' s steering range).
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 is a replica of the steering wheel found in the Ferrari 150° Italia. Featuring a rubber-textured grip, a life-size diameter and a reinforced scratch-brushed metal face, it breathes racing fierceness. The Thrustmaster Quick Release enables users to remove the racing wheel quickly. The wheel features two rotary encoder knobs that allow users to adjust the car's settings directly during a race, eight dual-detent (8 N pressure) push-buttons, three automatic centering 3-position metal switches (4.5 N pressure), and two 8-directional D-Pads. The Push & Pull F1 shifters, which control sequential gear changes, are made from scratch-brushed metal and are attached to the wheel. In addition, 2 game modes are available: the Normal mode, for PC and PS3 (with 17 programmable features) and the Advanced mode, for PC (with 29 programmable features).
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 will be available in October at the suggested retail price of $699.99. Shop Thrustmaster on Amazon.