THRUSTMASTER RELEASES A GENUINE REPLICA OF THE FERRARI 150° ITALIA RACING WHEEL
London, 29 September 2011
— As the Formula Racing season hurtles into the final straight, Thrustmaster invites the T500 RS simracing community to join the Formula 1 team paddocks with the release of the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On! A removable racing wheel and a life-size replica of the Ferrari 150° Italia racing wheel!
With the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On, T500 RS owners can now enter the world of the ultimate automotive racing challenge: Formula 1! The temperature is rising fast as the championship enters the final stretch and Codemasters® releases the game Formula 1 2011. The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
is a removable, life-size
replica of the racing wheel that equips the Ferrari 150° Italia. Designed to attach to T500 RS (*) wheel base, it offers the power and precision that make this racing wheel such a unique experience. The Thrustmaster Quick Release attachment system enables users to easily attach the wheel face to the T500 RS base, in just a few seconds. This innovating concept lets all RS Series wheel base owners to invest in racing wheels alone to enjoy optimum realism in all types of races.
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On features a scratch-brushed reinforced metal facing ensuring optimum solidity and inertia, scratch-brushed metal F1 Push & Pull
sequential shifters directly attached to the wheel
in true F1 tradition, and rubber-textured grips.
The extensive built-in equipment
– rotary knobs, switches and action buttons – boasts professional quality, enabling each driver to make precision adjustments according to his own racing style and the conditions on the track. The racing wheel offers no less than two rotary encoder switches (allowing direct, on-the-track optimization of the car's race settings), eight push-buttons (with a 6.5 N dual-detent pressure), three 4.5 N metal switches offering 3 positions and an automatic centering feature, two 2.5 N 8-directional D-Pads and two up/down shifters.
When it comes to system compatibility, 2 game modes are available: a PC & PS3™-compatible Normal mode
(offering 13 action buttons and 3 D-Pads, i.e. 17 programmable functions) and an Advanced PC-compatible mode
(offering 25 action buttons and 1 D-Pad, i.e. 29 programmable functions). The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On will be available on 23.09.11 at the suggested retail price of 149.99 € incl. tax.
* A T500 RS firmware update (available from http://ts.thrustmaster.com) is required to operate the F1 Ferrari racing wheel with the T500 RS wheel base.