Los Angeles, June 12, 2014 — Thrustmaster is thrilled to announce its new officially-licensed replica Ferrari racing wheel, which puts the power and smooth performance of the original Ferrari 458 Challenge wheel right at gamers’ fingertips.
Inspired by the benchmark Ferrari GT race car
The T300 Ferrari GTE conveys the same values as the illustrious Ferrari 458 Challenge wheel on which it is based, namely performance, character and precision: features which will help users perfect their racing skills and shatter lap times. The T300 Ferrari GTE is a 7:10 scale replica of the wheel on the actual distinguished race car, which graces racing circuits around the world.
The T300 Ferrari GTE is a racing simulator officially licensed for PlayStation®3 (PS3)and PlayStation®4 (PS4), and is also compatible with PC – a fact sure to be appreciated by users looking to make their driving even more precise on different platforms. It combines the power provided by a brushless industrial Force Feedback motor (with frictionless action) with a new 1080° dual-belt system, for incredibly responsive, realistic Force effects with super-smooth performance. This fine-tuned attention to detail is also evident in the pedal set (with its adjustable metal pedals featuring 6 different possible positions per pedal), in the wheel’s angle of rotation (which can be adjusted from 270° to 1080°) and even in its steering axis – which features H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology®, incorporating a contactless magnetic sensor providing 16-bit resolution, for 65,536 values on the wheel’s steering.
Designed with advanced driving in mind
Both real and virtual racers know full well that effective driving performance is made even better when you’ve got your hands on equipment with true potential. The Ferrari 458 Challenge race car is unique in this regard, and the T300 Ferrari GTE – designed in its image – lets gamers master the most hazardous racing circuits, with absolutely precise lines. It features a versatile, detachable wheel 28 cm / 11 inches in diameter, with reinforced textured rubber cladding on the wheel’s entire circumference. With 6 action buttons, 1 D-pad, 1 manettino dial and 2 large sequential metal paddle shifters which turn along with the wheel, the driver has all of the tools required for professional-level performance. The PS, SHARE and OPTIONS buttons also available directly on the wheel allow users to easily access the innovative new social functions of the PS4 system.
The T300 Ferrari GTE’s base also features 2 other action buttons, an internal memory, upgradable firmware thanks to the wheel’s PC compatibility (allowing users to always have access to the latest improvements) and a PS4/PS3 sliding switch.
To get the most out of all the potential of the driver/racing wheel combo, the T300 Ferrari GTE is part of an extensive product ecosystem thanks to its compatibility with the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-on* and T500 RS* GT Wheel, the Base Fixed Paddle Shifters kit* (allowing users to install stationary paddle shifters on the wheel’s base), Thrustmaster’s 3-pedal pedal sets (T3PA* and T500 RS*), and the TH8A* and TH8RS* shifters.
• The T300 Ferrari GTE will be available from August 15, 2014, at a suggested retail price of €369.99 (taxes included).
* Sold separately