Thrustmaster goes pedal to the metal with the new 458 Italia Ferrari Racing Wheel

Get behind the wheel of a 458 Italia.

The PC and video game accessory specialists at Thrustmaster have unveiled a new racing wheel for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console that takes racing games to another level of realism. The new Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel for Xbox 360 literally puts you behind the wheel of a modern Italian supercar.

The new Ferrari Trustmaster Racing wheel is a collaboration between Thrustmaster and the Italian automaker. The 458 Italia was chosen as the basis for the steering wheel because the super car is featured on the upcoming Forza 4 game, and the ergonomic control layout.

The Thrustmaster Racing wheel Xbox 360 features console-specific controls on one side and customizable buttons on the other. Each button was carefully placed to be in reach of the user’s fingers and become acclimated quickly. Hands rest on rubber-textured grips for comfort and gears can be easily changed through the paddle shifters. Just like the 458 Italia, the Thrustmaster racing wheel features a ”Manettino” selector switch that allows users to switch between settings during a race.

The Ferrari 458 Italia racing wheel features an engine start button, D-pad, eight action buttons, an automatic centering system, an Xbox 360 guide button, and headset and microphone connections. Users have a 270-degree turn radius on the 11-inch diameter wheel and a pedal base complete with long-stroke throttle and resistant brake pedal.

The Thrustmaster Racing Wheel for Xbox 360 will be available in October for $89.99. Why buy a Ferrari 458 Italia when you can race at home, right?

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel Gallery

[Source: Thrustmaster]

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