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Thrustmaster Ferrari F458 Racing Wheel

Released on 09 December 2011

4.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

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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 world's first wheel with official licenses from Ferrari and Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Replica of the wheel on the latest Ferrari 458 Italia, star vehicle of Forza Motorsport 4!
  • 28 cm XXL size (7/10ths of the original) with rubber texture cladding for optimal handling on Xbox 360
  • Wheel-mounted sequential gearbox: 2 Ferrari GT-style metal paddle shifters
  • Genuine 'Manettino' dial
  • 2-position switch lets users directly change game settings while they race (example: changing views in Forza Motorsport 4)
  • Automatically returns to neutral position
  • 8 easy-access action buttons + one 8-direction D-pad in the form of an 'Engine Start' button
  • Xbox Guide button with illuminated ring indicating the player number
  • 270° steering radius
  • Pedal set featuring pedals with long range of travel, plus realistic resistance and angle
  • Super-stable, practical V-shaped clamping system can be attached to any table or desk
  • Xbox 360 USB 2.0 Full Speed cable with InLine Quick Release connector (3 meter length), for a totally safe connection

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)


| | See all bazer8159's reviews (1)

This is a very good wheel and made well enough, I know people are moaning about no force feedback and vibration, but I think the most important thing is how the wheel feels and works, and this wheel works great. A bit tighter in turning than most other wheels which actually make s it feel more real and not like a toy. People have also moaned about the foot pedals again No problems here dont worry about them they are great.again a bit tighter but not too tight . To conclude a great wheel for the money and the best thing it works fine and a real feel to it.
By the way the delivery company play. com use are brilliant with tracking the item and the fantastic delivery time .

 Great fun !!

| | See all petemcg's reviews (3)

I bought this wheel feeling a bit unsure as it doesn't have force feedback. I'm really pleased, for what I paid it is excellent. It seems bigger than some cheaper wheels which makes it more realistic, and it has just the right amount of sensitivity, making driving games much easier and envolving. It feels well made, the pedals are good, and is great value. I'm really pleased I bought it!

 Not the best Racing Wheel

| | See all BernieAllen's reviews (1)

The Thrustmaster Ferrari F458 Racing Wheel arrived in good time, however the wheel turning tension was very poor and had a lot of movement before there was any tension. I ended up taking the cover off the body to discover the elastic rope providing the tension was very loosely fitted. Undid the cable tie on one end, pulled the rope tight and applied a new cable tie. The wheel is fine now, but I have no doubt lost any warranty! The lack of feedback is a shame, because it is definitely missed.

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