Thrustmaster have today announced the The T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition, the racing simulator wheel which will be available for the PS4 and PS3, while also being compatible for PC. The driving wheel is a powerful combination of the latest available next-gen Force Feedback technologies and the highest-quality materials: the end result is an approach in line with the values shared by Thrustmaster and Ferrari.
The T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition was presented for the first time at the Formula One, Monza Grand Prix this past weekend at the Ferrari Village, a special event dedicated to children and adults, held in Piazza Liberty (Milan).
The immediate visual impact of this new Thrustmaster release is indisputably the material covering the wheel: genuine Alcantara, from Alcantara S.p.A. The result of a unique proprietary technology, Alcantara is a completely groundbreaking material with aesthetic, technical and sensory qualities that no other material can match.
Manufactured at the same facilities as the Alcantara destined for real Ferraris and hand-stitched around the wheel’s large diameter of 11.8 inches/30 cm, this material positions the wheel firmly in the very high end of the spectrum. Add the fact that the wheel is detachable, and that it is the official Ferrari-licensed 8:10 scale replica of the actual 599XX EVO wheel, and it’s hard to find enough superlatives to properly describe it. Thrustmaster’s development teams have taken their optimization of the wheel so far as to employ an internal hoop made of steel – identical to automotive standards.
The middle part of the wheel the central steering plate is crafted of brushed metal, a material which is also used for the 2 large fixed paddle shifters. The wheel’s distinguished pedigree is evident in every aspect of its design, and is bolstered by the inclusion of controls whose aim is effective performance, above all else: 6 action buttons, a 3-position rotary switch with a push function in the central position, and a multidirectional D-pad.