Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel

Just in case all the buttons on your video game controller don’t confuse you, Thurstmaster has teamed up with Ferrari to release this – a replica of the Farrari 150 Italia F1 racing wheel.  And no – it doesn’t just look pretty, it attaches to their T500 RS controller!

From their site:

“Designed to attach to T500 RS wheel base, it offers the power and precision that make this racing wheel such a unique experience,” the company said. “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 innovative concept allows all RS Series wheel base owners to invest in the wheels alone to enjoy optimum realism in all types of races.”

So what do you get on this wheel? Well, you get metal F1 Push & Pull sequential shifters that are directly attached to the wheel, 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 with 3 positions and an automatic centering feature, two 2.5 N 8-directional D-Pads and two up/down shifters. The add-on wheel will also provide two game modes: Normal with 13 action buttons and 3 D-Pads (PC and PS3-compatible), and Advanced with 25 action buttons and 1 D-Pad (PC only).  The coolest feature, however, is the quick release – you know – in case you crash your couch and have to get out of it.  Just don’t forget to replace the wheel, or Bernie will fine you!

Pricing is set to be $199 – but you will still need the T500 RS wheel base.