In order to make a car-racing video mage more realistic, Thrustmaster, a firm that designs and developer joysticks, game controllers, and steering wheels for PCs and consoles has released a new Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On.
The device represents an accurate full-size replica of the 150-degree Italia racing wheel that is currently used in Formula 1 racing cars.
With the help of a quick release attachment, the new wheel replaces the stock one on the Thrustmaster T500 RS unit.
It would be interesting to note that the wheel boasts a rubberized coating. In addition, the developer used scratched-resistant metal finish to make the facing and "push and pull" shifters of the wheel.
The user may also find some extra controls, including 2 encoder rotary knobs, which help the gamer adjust car settings, 3 metal switches to re-center the wheel, 2 high-pressure eight-directional D-pads, and 8 double detent push-buttons.
The F1 wheel has two modes: advanced, which involves the use of 25 action buttons and the D-pad, and normal mode, in which players are free to use 13 buttons and three D-pads.
In the end it might be worthy to note that the Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is compatible with PC and PlayStation 3 platforms. It will hit the market this October, wearing a price tag of $ 199.99.