Courtesy of Thrustmaster introduces Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 | Ubergizmo
[Quote] Because most of us canít afford to buy a real F1 car to race around a track, we have to settle for buying a souped-up PC and an F1 racing simulator game instead. Since racing with the keyboard or gamepad isnít exactly a very enthralling experience, manufacturers have come up with racing wheels and pedals to bring the experience to the next level. And while we canít sit in the cockpit of a real F1 car, we can use accessories that mimic the real thing.
Thrustmasterís latest racing wheel, the Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 aims to give us that experience. Modeled after the interior of the F1 Ferrari 150į Italia, this life-sized replica of the carís cockpit gives you an experience thatís as authentic as possible Ė minus the wind in your face and the smell of burning tires on the road, of course.
It features a rubber-textured grip, a life-size diameter, reinforced scratch-brushed metal face, two rotary encoder knobs for adjusting settings on-the-fly, eight dual-detent push-buttons, three automatic centering 3-position metal switches, two 8-directional D-Pads, and Push and Pull F1 shifters. A pedal set with 3 metal pedals complete the racing wheel which works for both the PlayStation 3 and PC.
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Integral T500 will be available this month at the suggested retail price of $699.99. [Unquote] T500 Ferrari Wheel unboxing and news round-up - YouTube GT5 with T500 RS & Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On Test Drive - YouTube
I'm so going to get this to replace my G27. Who cares if it doesn't come with a stick shift? I'm all for F1 baby! Yeah!