Monza, September 8th, 2011 – During the F1 Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Thrustmaster, specialist in gaming accessories for PCs and consoles, presents its new Formula 1 racing wheels, under official Ferrari license: The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 and the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-on. Genuine replica of the Ferrari 150th Italia, both wheels offer impressive but also realistic features.
In close collaboration with Ferrari, Thrustmaster has used its expertise and innovation to create its new flagship wheels which provide sensations, and accomplish the dream of so many F1 enthusiasts: experiencing the feelings of a real replica of a Ferrari F1 racing wheel at home!
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500
This complete F1 simulator controller is the true full sized replica of the “Ferrari 150th Italia”, made of high-end materials: scratched-brushed metal facing and rubber-textured wheel.
It provides genuine F1 “Push & Pull” scratched-brushed metal sequential gear shifters and includes 2 rotary knobs, 3 metal switches, 8 professional quality action buttons and 2 D-pads.
Beside its impressive design, the F1 Wheel Integral T500 offers innovative technologies such as the HallEffect AccuRate Technology™(*) for long-term precision. To give the maximum sensation, it features the Force feedback technology as well.
In its will to offer an ultra-realistic package, Thrustmaster added a 100% metal pedal base offering genuine racing sensations.
Finally, the wheel is detachable thanks to the Thrustmaster “Quick Release” system, enabling future upgrades.
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is THE detachable Ferrari 150th Italia racing wheel replica for the Thrustmaster T500 RS**, the benchmark simulator controller.
Thanks to its “Thrustmaster Quick Release” system, the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On and the T500 RS wheel will be easily interchangeable.
Like the Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500, it is a full-sized replica of the “Ferrari 150th Italia”, made of the same high-end materials.
Design, comfort, quality and realistic sensations have been its philosophy: as evidence, the scratched-brushed metal facing and “Push & Pull” shifters, rubber-textured wheel, professional quality rotary knobs, switch and action buttons.
Both wheels are compatible with PC and PlayStation®3, and will provide two available game modes:
- “Normal” mode, PC and PS3 compatible (offering 13 action buttons and 3 D-pads)
- “Advanced” mode, PC compatible (offering 25 action buttons and 1 D-pad)
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 and the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On will be respectively available late September 2011 and in October 2011 at the suggested respective retail prices of €599 and €149 (VAT included)
(*) Patent pending.
** T500 RS driving simulator sold separately