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READY FOR SOME GOOD VIBRATIONS WITH THRUSTMASTER’S NEW FERRARI® COCKPIT FOR XBOX 360® & PC?
New York, August 15, 2012 — Thrustmaster is pleased to unveil the first cockpit officially licensed for Xbox 360® (also PC-compatible) with a built-in wheel and pedal set. An official Ferrari® licensed product, this cockpit concept is adjustable and foldable, and uniquely incorporates a technology which spreads out vibrations in games throughout the cockpit’s entire structure!
Designed for instant fun
The philosophy behind this cockpit is to maximize users’ gaming time: say goodbye to long installation processes, and to the hassle of attaching your wheel to a table or desk and connecting a pedal set… Feel like playing? Now you can do so almost instantly, and there’s no need to rearrange your living room’s setup, either: the cockpit can be used almost anywhere, and easily adapts to any seating arrangement (sofa, armchair…) and to any user’s size (adults, teens, children…) thanks to its adjustable design, which can easily be adjusted both in length and in height. This highly innovative approach is summed up by Stefano Saporetti, Head of Licensing at Ferrari S.p.A.: "Our work with Thrustmaster shows both companies’ commitment to our shared values, namely a dedication to innovation and quality. This product brings its unique concept, with the emotional impact of Ferrari, right into users’ living rooms, allowing them to enjoy racing in a very immersive way." And when you factor in the cockpit’s convenient carrying handle, you’ve got everything you need to be able to jump right into the action every time you hear the racetrack call your name, and quickly store the cockpit away in some unobtrusive spot when it’s not in use… to avoid causing too much jealousy!
Superior features, with G.V.S. (Global Vibration System) in the pole position!
The wheel on the Ferrari Vibration GT cockpit 458 Italia edition incorporates G.V.S. (Global Vibration System) technology, allowing for the high-frequency vibrations from the motors to be felt not only on the wheel itself, but also throughout the cockpit’s entire steering column and pedal set as well, for incredibly realistic sensations and total immersion in games. The wheel is ultra-precise, featuring 16-bit performance for more than 65,000 values on the wheel’s steering. Gear shifting is carried out via the metal Up & Down sequential paddle shifters. The wheel also features a Manettino® dial, just like on the real Ferrari® car! Textured rubber grips on the wheel ensure optimal comfort, and the cockpit even includes a headset connector for communication during multi-player gaming.
Unique metal look
With its streamlined “Musetto” body shape featuring a metal structure, the Ferrari Vibration GT cockpit 458 Italia edition looks great in any living room. Its wheel measures 28 cm in diameter, and is a 7/10 scale replica of the wheel on the Ferrari F458 Italia. Its wide, weighted base weighs in at over 10 kg, providing the cockpit with excellent overall stability.
Another huge advantage in relation to a standard setup is that the 2 metal pedals are built directly into the cockpit, further increasing stability. What’s more, everything is ready for use in games by simply connecting the cockpit to user’s console or PC. The pedals can be moved for your comfort which will also have an effect on the progressive resistance on the brake pedal for maximum realism.
• The Ferrari Vibration GT cockpit 458 Italia edition will be at the beginning of October, at a suggested retail price of £279.99 (VAT included).
This product is manufactured under license from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox, Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
THE FERRARI GAMEPAD FOR XBOX 360®: SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR RACING, WITH BUILT-IN GAS AND BRAKE GAUGES!
New York, August 15, 2012 — Thrustmaster is pleased to introduce its latest exclusive controller under official Ferrari license, designed to offer extreme precision, with built-in Light Feedback, speed gauges and Vibration Feedback. This new release also features an official license for Xbox 360®, and is honed to take the pole position in every race.
An unrivalled, truly innovative design:
The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition does not go unnoticed. Boasting a new design and looks inspired by the Musetto (i.e. the nose) of the Ferrari F1, it also proudly bears the signature of Scuderia Ferrari driver and Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso!
The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition’s unrivalled looks become even more remarkable during gameplay, thanks to 2 exclusive features: Light Feedback and speed gauges. Light Feedback enhances the gamepad’s ministicks with interactive backlighting, which illuminates in sync with in-game events. The 2 speed gauges feature 8 built-in LEDs in total, offering improved visibility and control over acceleration and braking. The Light Feedback and speed gauges can easily be enabled or disabled by way of 2 ON/OFF switches. These specific features allow players to visualize the game’s essential parameters – such as engine speed and braking power – during races, and improve their performance using indicators which are more precise than ever.
The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition also packs a punch under the hood, with a Vibration Feedback feature controlled by 2 high-frequency vibration motors built into the device’s grips. These will allow Xbox 360® owners, current users of Windows® 7 and Vista and future users of Windows® 8 to truly feel the power of their cars’ engines.
Optimized precision for ultimate performance:
In addition to its high-performance features described above, the GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition offers unrivalled gaming precision. This is mainly due to its ministicks, which provide optimized precision – twice as much, in fact, as any other currently available controller – thanks to new firmware. These 2 ministicks also feature textured non-slip rubber cladding, ensuring optimal handling and comfort.
The 2 progressive triggers, which are long and curved, are designed to offer optimized ergonomics, allowing for enhanced adjustment and control of the actions applied. The cross-shaped D-pad is also designed to provide improved precision in all 8 directions. The controller’s equipment is rounded off by an Xbox Guide/Windows Live button featuring 4 LEDs, along with a built-in headset connector.
• The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition will be available at the end of September at a suggested retail price of €49.99 (VAT included).
This product is manufactured under license from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox, Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
3/11/2011 : NEW THRUSTMASTER GAMEPADS: THE FERRARI F1 WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
London, 3 November 2011 — Two new Thrustmaster gamepads flying the colors of the Ferrari 150° Italia, designed in collaboration with Ferrari, have just stormed across the finishing line: the F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150° Italia Alonso Edition and the F1 Dual Analog Gamepad Ferrari 150° Italia Exclusive Edition.
F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150° Italia Alonso Edition
An exclusive and numbered wireless gamepad featuring 2.4 GHz technology, the F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150° is signed by the Scuderia's official pilot – the world champion Fernando Alonso!
This gamepad combines ergonomics and comfort to allow gamers to reach maximum performance. It features an optical wheel with a 90° rotation angle and an auto-centering feature, plus two progressive triggers offering extremely precise control over all actions. Its lower grip features a peach skin texture that allows intense and long-lasting gaming, while providing great comfort. To cater to each player's preferences, the gamepad is entirely programmable and its buttons, ministicks, D-pad, optical wheel and triggers can be switched around as required. Programmed configurations are retained in the device's internal memory, even if the controller is disconnected! The controller is PC and PS3 compatible, and features a "Home" button for the PS3.
- The F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari 150° Italia Alonso Edition is available at the suggested retail price (incl. tax) of £34.99.
F1 Dual Analog Gamepad Ferrari 150° Italia Exclusive Edition
This fully Plug & Play gamepad is the benchmark controller on PC, thanks to its excellent user-friendliness. The controller's technical specifications enable users to confidently tackle the toughest PC games. To this end, it features 10 buttons, an 8-direction D-pad and 2 ministicks. The device's materials offer a highly ergonomic grip: the ministicks are rubber-coated, while the lower grip offers a peach skin texture.
- The F1 Dual Analog Gamepad Ferrari 150°Italia Exclusive Edition is available at the suggested retail price (incl. tax) of £19.99.
10/10/2011 : THRUSTMASTER INTRODUCES THE ULTIMATE FORMULA 1 RACING EXPERIENCE, THE FERRARI F1 WHEEL INTEGRAL T500
New York, NY – (October 10th, 2011)
As an invitation to gamers to challenge F1 racing tracks with total efficiency and realism, Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand is releasing a new racing solution, the Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500, a wheel replica of the Ferrari 150° Italia with a pedal set. A long-lasting collaboration between the two brands and their mutual respect for shared values – passion, innovation and quality – explain the genesis of this latest controller released by Thrustmaster under official Ferrari license.
Pure, unrivalled realism:
Compatible with PC and PlayStation®3, the package includes a racing wheel – the life-size replica of the F1 Ferrari 150° Italia –, a powerful base containing the racing wheel’s motor and a pedal set to help you close the fastest laps ever recorded.
Power and precision under the hood:
F1 cars are designed with raw power, and the Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 rises to the challenge with a built-in industrial-class engine (150 mNm torque, 3000 rpm, 65 W, Ø 52) delivering impressive force feedback effects. Its wide internal dual belt combines smoothness and flexibility. The device’s built-in H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology™ offers extreme precision along with a constant, long-lasting 16-bit resolution (65,536 values throughout the wheel’s steering range).
The sophistication of an F1 racing wheel:
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 is a replica of the steering wheel found in the Ferrari 150° Italia. Featuring a rubber-textured grip, a life-size diameter and a reinforced scratch-brushed metal face, it breathes racing fierceness. The Thrustmaster Quick Release enables users to remove the racing wheel quickly. The wheel features two rotary encoder knobs that allow users to adjust the car’s settings directly during a race, eight dual-detent (8 N pressure) push-buttons, three automatic centering 3-position metal switches (4.5 N pressure), and two 8-directional D-Pads. The Push & Pull F1 shifters, which control sequential gear changes, are made from scratch-brushed metal and are attached to the wheel. In addition, 2 game modes are available: the Normal mode, for PC and PS3™ (with 17 programmable features) and the Advanced mode, for PC (with 29 programmable features).
Efficiency of the pedal set:
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 pedal set offers two positions: a suspended position and a floor-mounted position ideally suited to F1 racing. The pedal set is 100% metal, ensuring optimal stability and resistance. All 3 pedals are fully adjustable, while the brake pedal offers a reinforced and adjustable stroke.
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 will be available in October at the suggested retail price of $699.99.
09/29/2011 : THRUSTMASTER RELEASES A GENUINE REPLICA OF THE FERRARI 150° ITALIA RACING WHEEL
New York, NY – (September 29th, 2011) — As the Formula Racing season hurtles into the final straight, Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand, invites the T500 RS sim racing 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 innovative concept allows all RS Series wheel base owners to invest in the 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. In addition, the scratch-brushed metal F1 Push & Pull sequential shifters are directly attached to the wheel in true F1 tradition and feature 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 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.
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 in early October at the suggested retail price of $199.99. For more information on the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On or to see the full range of Thrustmaster products, visit www.thrustmaster.com.
* 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.
08/09/2011 : LIVE FROM F1 GRAND PRIX IN MONZA (ITALY), THRUSTMASTER PRESENTS ITS NEW OFFICIAL FERRARI LICENSED PRODUCTS.
Monza, September 8th, 2011 – During the F1 Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Thrustmaster, specialist in gaming accessories for PCs and consoles, presents its new Formula 1 racing wheels, under official Ferrari license: The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 and the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-on. Genuine replica of the Ferrari 150th Italia, both wheels offer impressive but also realistic features.
In close collaboration with Ferrari, Thrustmaster has used its expertise and innovation to create its new flagship wheels which provide sensations, and accomplish the dream of so many F1 enthusiasts: experiencing the feelings of a real replica of a Ferrari F1 racing wheel at home!
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500
This complete F1 simulator controller is the true full sized replica of the “Ferrari 150th Italia”, made of high-end materials: scratched-brushed metal facing and rubber-textured wheel.
It provides genuine F1 “Push & Pull” scratched-brushed metal sequential gear shifters and includes 2 rotary knobs, 3 metal switches, 8 professional quality action buttons and 2 D-pads.
Beside its impressive design, the F1 Wheel Integral T500 offers innovative technologies such as the HallEffect AccuRate Technology™(*) for long-term precision. To give the maximum sensation, it features the Force feedback technology as well.
In its will to offer an ultra-realistic package, Thrustmaster added a 100% metal pedal base offering genuine racing sensations.
Finally, the wheel is detachable thanks to the Thrustmaster “Quick Release” system, enabling future upgrades.
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is THE detachable Ferrari 150th Italia racing wheel replica for the Thrustmaster T500 RS**, the benchmark simulator controller.
Thanks to its “Thrustmaster Quick Release” system, the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On and the T500 RS wheel will be easily interchangeable.
Like the Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500, it is a full-sized replica of the “Ferrari 150th Italia”, made of the same high-end materials.
Design, comfort, quality and realistic sensations have been its philosophy: as evidence, the scratched-brushed metal facing and “Push & Pull” shifters, rubber-textured wheel, professional quality rotary knobs, switch and action buttons.
Both wheels are compatible with PC and PlayStation®3, and will provide two available game modes:
- “Normal” mode, PC and PS3 compatible (offering 13 action buttons and 3 D-pads)
- “Advanced” mode, PC compatible (offering 25 action buttons and 1 D-pad)
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 and the Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On will be respectively available late September 2011 and in October 2011 at the suggested respective retail prices of €599 and €149 (VAT included)
(*) Patent pending.
** T500 RS driving simulator sold separately
18/08/2011 : THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER RACING WHEEL WITH OFFICIAL FERRARI & MICROSOFT XBOX 360® LICENSES!
London, 18 August 2011 — Xbox 360 paddocks, clear the way for a sweeping arrival – the Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel for Xbox 360 by Thrustmaster! While this new release doesn’t feature dual carburettors or overhead camshafts, it does boast two official licenses from Ferrari and Xbox 360 – an exclusive worldwide collaboration. A replica of the wheel equipping the Forza Motorsport 4 hero vehicle, the very official F458 Italia, this racing wheel provides the ideal combination to enjoy a truly immersive gaming experience – a must-have for true motor racing enthusiasts!
The outcome of a specific development process:
A new competitor on the crowded Xbox 360 track, which offers an increasing number of quality racing games, Thrustmaster boasts a motor home well-filled with established expertise and leadership in the field of racing wheels. To reach the pole position, a specific development process was initiated in close collaboration with Ferrari. The Maranello engineers’ latest flagship, the Ferrari 458 Italia, was chosen as a basis for the creation of this replica racing wheel – a logical choice indeed owing to this unique car’s design and character, on par with the Xbox 360’s specifications.
On one side, the Ferrari 458 Italia features an exclusive racing wheel with a large number of controls, while on the other, an Xbox 360 controller requires controls that are specific to this console. The Ferrari 458 Racing Wheel for Xbox 360 by Thrustmaster embodies the symbiosis of these two components, combining truly unique design with exceptional ergonomics. The different action buttons and controls are within easy reach of the user’s fingers – making it simple to customize settings while racing, or access the Xbox 360 interface. Most importantly, this lets gamers get comfortable with the controller incredibly quickly, and focus on immersing themselves in the pure pleasure of racing.
Aggressive and complete:
The racing wheel’s 28 cm diameter wheel and rubber-textured grip will enable drivers to improve their best lap times consistently, with optimum comfort. Gears are shifted up and down using the wheel’s built-in metal gear shifters. Unrivalled realism and detail are supported by the presence of a “Manettino®” dial enabling users to modify certain in-race settings (such as changing player views in Forza Motorsport® 4).
Extensive equipment is available out of the box with no less than 8 action buttons, an Engine Start D-pad, an Xbox 360 Guide button and a connector for the Xbox 360 headset and microphone. Under the bonnet dwells a “Bungee Cord” automatic centring system offering progressive resistance over a 270-degree angle, for a more immersive racing experience. The pedal base has not been neglected; it features a wide footrest, a long-stroke accelerator pedal and a resistant brake pedal, for more precision.
The Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel for Xbox 360 is designed to help you cross the finishing line before the competition does – its V8 is its price tag, which is every bit as aggressive as its looks!
The Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel for Xbox360 will be available in October at the suggested retail price of 79.99 €.
Thrustmaster Unleashes Real Racing Power with Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition
Thrustmaster has created the ultimate cockpit that puts you in the driver’s seat of your favorite racing games
New York, NY - (May 26, 2010) — Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand, unveils its newest gaming accessory release: a pre-equipped, streamlined, Ferrari-licensed cockpit, that’s foldable and ready to be set up anywhere. The Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition is a cockpit ensemble featuring a built-in wheel and pedal set, for PlayStation® 3 and PC. It lets users experience the thrills of racing under conditions very close to those on real race tracks – without having to leave their living room. This compact, practical and efficient racing cockpit will be available in June 2010 for the SRP $249.99.
Wireless Cockpit Ensemble - The cockpit ensemble is wireless, featuring a range of more than 10 meters and 50 hours of battery life: it’s got everything you need for great performance, whether in quick runs around the track, or endurance racing.
Optimal Stability - With a wide, solid base and a total weight of 23lbs., stability is optimal. The cockpit’s construction is completely solid, thanks to its rigid metal structure, perfect for maintaining your racing lines, even through quick turns.
Adjustable Cockpit - The cockpit is fully adjustable, for an infinite number of possible positions according to the user’s size (adult/child) and seating type (sofa/chair). It also features a mechanism which locks in place once the position has been selected. Foldable, with a detachable wheel and carrying handle, the cockpit takes up minimum space for easy storage when the race is over.
Absolute Precision Technology - This new racing release also provides absolute precision, thanks to the H.E.A.R.T HallEffect Accurate Technology™ system (12-bit precision, with 4096 values on the wheel’s axis): it will give you the edge you need to take up the pole position.
Completely in the Ferrari spirit
Streamlined Design - The Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition has a streamlined design with smooth and harmonious lines, and features the metallic colors of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia’s “musetto”.
Programmable Wheel Replica of Ferrari 430 Scuderia - The wheel, 11” in diameter, is a replica of that found on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, down to the smallest details – from the 5-position Manettino dial which lets users configure their car directly in the race, to the sequential gearshift levers crafted of metal, and rubber-textured grip. The wheel is 100% programmable and features an internal memory.
Magnetic Resistance Pedals - The metal pedals, inspired by those in the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, are built directly into the cockpit, and provide a long range of travel, for even greater realism. The brake pedal even features magnetic resistance for enhanced performance.
Ferrari-licensed gamepads: experience a myth at your fingertips!
Rennes, 10 September 2009 — The next Ferrari-licensed Thrustmaster releases will be gamepads worthy of the prestigious license they display: a streamlined combination of refined, elaborate aesthetics and uncompromising design with superior performance. Four controllers will be released, symbolizing the most prestigious cars designed by Ferrari, each of them featuring a unique personality.
Aesthetics and performance
For the 2009/2010 season, Thrustmaster is pleased to reveal:
- the Ferrari Wireless Gamepad 430 Scuderia Limited Edition,
- the F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari F60 Limited Edition,
- the Ferrari Motors Gamepad F430 Challenge Limited Edition
- the F1 Dual Analog Ferrari F60 Exclusive Edition
The first three controllers feature a unique design graced with flowing and aerodynamic curves, worthy of cars submitted to wind tunnel tests. The grips are reminiscent of Ferrari noses – those of the F430 Challenge, 430 Scuderia or even the Ferrari F60 Formula 1 racing car – and their unique colours. On the technical level, all models feature an optical wheel with an automatic centering feature offering unrivalled precision and dual progressive triggers, which can for instance be used to seamlessly merge acceleration and breaking power. They are also fully programmable, equipped with internal memories and offer PS3™ and PC compatibility.
The first two gamepads in the list are wireless, and use the proven, highly stable 2.4 GHz technology.
With these releases, the Thrustmaster range under Ferrari license is opening to the most famous device in the video game world: the gamepad. Players addicted to PC and console games can now admire, purchase, enjoy and show off these four gamepads, which stand for values shared by Thrustmaster and Ferrari alike, such as aesthetics and performance.
All controllers offer a highly comfortable grip, thanks to the lower grip lining’s "peach skin" texture: unrivalled comfort, even after long hours of high-adrenaline gaming, providing the user with exceptional precision and reliability behind the wheel throughout the most demanding races!
A culture of rarity inherited from Ferrari!
To make these gamepads even more unique and worthy of collectors, an individual numbered plate is affixed to the front face of the three Limited Edition controllers. Their owners will be prouder than ever to consider them their own!
The packaging has been designed to offer these devices a casket worthy of a gem. The gamepads are fully visible, placed in a highly "aggressive" racing position. The whole packaging is reminiscent of the world and values of Ferrari. Truly different gamepads boasting incredible packaging in the world of video games – further proof of the incomparable uniqueness of Ferrari-licensed controllers by Thrustmaster!
These controllers are a gamer’s dream come true, guaranteeing an even more immersive experience in the Ferrari racing world.
FERRARI F430 FORCE FEEDBACK RACING WHEEL: OPTIMUM EFFICIENCY GUARANTEED!
London, November 20th, 2008 — The launch of a Thrustmaster racing wheel produced under Ferrari licence is always an event in the video-gaming world, and the Ferrari F430 FFB Racing Wheel for PC – a genuine replica – will be no exception to the rule!
An exact replica, including the Manettino, for exceptional performance:
Ferrari and Thrustmaster share the same values: passion, performance, innovation and quality. The latest addition to the range of Thrustmaster racing wheels produced under Ferrari licence, the Ferrari F430 FFB Racing Wheel, perfectly illustrates this commitment.
An exact replica of the Ferrari F430 steering wheel, this controller is unique owing to its specific shape, its elegant design and its pure, streamlined looks. The Engine Start and multi-position switch are instant eye-catchers. The first button serves as a directional pad; the second, the Manettino, is an exclusive Ferrari innovation that Thrustmaster has adapted to the world of video games: "The Manettino stems directly from the racing world, where each driver’s total commitment to the race requires flawless efficiency and speed when adjusting the car’s features." This easily accessible rotary switch features 5 backlit positions, enabling drivers to swiftly adjust their car’s settings or activate specific features in the midst of a race. Users can adjust the braking force distribution, power steering, traction and control system and more. These actions will enable them to optimize their car’s configuration according to the race track and weather conditions, for optimum performance.
Each feature is tailored for optimum racing comfort:
The extra-large (28 cm/ 11 in diameter) Ferrari F430 FFB racing wheel is a genuine full-scale steering wheel offering an exceptional level of comfort, unique in this market. The choice of carefully selected materials, the widespread use of metal and the inclusion of advanced technology truly make this device an exceptional professional racing wheel. When it comes to the choice of materials, the racing wheel combines a rubber-textured wheel coating and metal elements. Metal is also featured around the centre pad, as well as on the sequential gear shift levers and pedal set. Great attention has been lent to the pedal set: weighted to offer maximum stability, it also features a magnetic resistance function delivering realistic and controlled power. Metal is also used in the racing wheel’s axis and ball bearings to ensure optimum solidity, fluidity and precision. A new attachment system, comprised of a vice, is also included to offer flawless efficiency.
The Ferrari F430 FFB PC features 10 accessible buttons and includes advanced technologies already implemented by Thrustmaster, such as the use of a dual pulley, belt and gears system for the force feedback mechanism or the Force button, which enables users to activate or deactivate the wheel’s automatic centering feature, even in the midst of a race. Adding to the wheel’s high performance and efficiency, Immersion’s Touchsense technology manages the force feedback function that, coupled with the racing wheel’s diameter, offers unrivalled fluidity.