AN 8:10 SCALE REPLICA OF THE FERRARI 488 GTB WHEEL FOR GREAT FIRST REAL RACING EXPERIENCES ON THE PLAYSTATION®4 SYSTEM

12.07.2017

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Rennes, December 7, 2017 — In this festive season, with Ferrari celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the holidays fast approaching, Thrustmaster is looking forward to helping PS4™ gamers (who tend to use gamepads, just like the rest of those who will soon be discovering this system) experience new gaming sensations by using a racing wheel: the perfect accessory with which to take the plunge into the world of racing games, for intuitive and highly-effective gameplay.

 

A product designed for fun
Above all, the T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition has been crafted with fun in mind: not only is it a thrill to use for those new to racing wheels, but it’s also a real pleasure to give a loved one the gift of an 8:10 scale replica (at 11 inches/28 cm in diameter) of the wheel found on one of the legendary Italian sports car manufacturer’s latest models – the Ferrari 488 GTB!
The wheel’s PS4™ compatibility is clear even from a first glance, with its “PS”, “SHARE” and “OPTIONS” buttons: these are reassuring for users, as they are so closely associated with this particular game console, and make it easy to navigate both through the PS4™ system itself, as well as through in-game menus. With the goals of easy handling and immersion in mind, the wheel is one of the most versatile on the market thanks to its shape – and very comfortable to use, with its textured rubber grips. The T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition lets users really get the most out of all types of racing games, and enjoy comfortably playing them for hours on end: it’s perfect for GT racing, as well as F1, Rally, arcade-style, and more. The wheel is plug and play and optimized for all PS4™ games compatible with racing wheels, and is ready to take its place in the starting grid.

 

 

Helping users through the learning curve
The T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition has many great features designed to not only let gamers start racing right away, in the most natural way possible, but also to further hone their skills and take them to the next level – and you can be sure that Thrustmaster is right there to help guide budding virtual race car drivers through the learning curve. The wheel features 11 action buttons, a D-pad, 2 wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters (crafted of metal, and 2.8 inches/7 cm tall), a large pedal set with adjustable inclination and a wide foot-rest, plus a central clamping system with wide jaws for optimal stability. In addition to all of this on-board equipment, on a technical level the wheel provides realistic linear resistance with automatic re-centering (via the exclusive Thrustmaster Bungee Cord system) for a lifelike racing experience.
•    The T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition will be available this December, at a suggested retail price of £99.99 (taxes included).

 


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