Cologne, August 6, 2015 — Thrustmaster has added a new Ferrari replica racing wheel to its racing ecosystem: the first 11.8”/30 cm wheel crafted of Alcantara®, named the 599XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara® Edition. This add-on will allow gamers to experience a unique wheel, wrapped with a new material praised by racing drivers, with a new wheel diameter.
Genuine Alcantara® wrapping and large size:
The 599XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara® Edition is manufactured in the very same baths as the material used on Ferrari wheels, in Alcantara® S.p.A's factory. This material is unique and innovative in both its design and its aesthetic, technical and sensorial properties, that no other material can claim to achieve. The hand-stitched wrapping covers the wheel's structure, which is identical to automotive standards, featuring polyurethane molding and an internal hoop made of steel. This exceptional high-end design allows users to experience every driving sensation – including Force Feedback effects – to the maximum, while offering a unique flexible touch and unrivalled comfort. The central steering plate is made from brushed metal, adding another exceptionally noble material to this add-on.
This detachable wheel, an 8:10 scale replica of the 599XX EVO, officially licensed by Ferrari, is fitted with the Thrustmaster Quick Release system and is compatible with all Thrustmaster racing wheels featuring a detachable wheel (T500 RS, Ferrari F1 Integral T500, T300 RS, T300 Ferrari GTE, TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition).
Equipped for performance:
The 599XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara® Edition offers controls designed for efficient, pleasant and high-performance driving. For this reason, the two large, 5.1”/13 cm-tall wheel-mounted paddle shifters are instantly accessible, as are the six action buttons, the 3-position rotary switch with push function in central position and the multidirectional D-pad.