From the Manufacturer
The Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Wheel for Xbox 360 is a replica of the steering wheel of the Ferrari 458 Italia. For the first time ever on Xbox 360 Thrustmaster delivers a replica Ferrari wheel at an attractive price for passion and racing excitement. The genuine "Manettino" dial offers a 2-position switch allowing users to directly change game settings while they race (such as changing views in Forza Motorsport 4). A centering mechanism automatically returns the wheel to neutral position.
There are 8 easy-access action buttons, plus one 8-direction D-pad in the form of an "Engine Start" button. The Xbox Guide button with illuminated ring indicates the player number. The super-stable and practical V-shaped clamping system can be attached to any table or desk. The included Xbox 360 USB 2.0 Full Speed cable with InLine Quick Release connector (9' length) makes for a totally safe connection. The Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel is both Xbox360- and PC-compatible.
Designed in Collaboration with Ferrari
A new competitor on the crowded Xbox 360 track which offers an increasing number of quality racing games, the Thrustmaster crew is well-equipped with 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 owing to this unique car's design and character, on par with the Xbox 360's specifications.
On one side, the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Wheel for Xbox 360 features an exclusive racing wheel with a large number of controls, without sacrifing the ease of navigating the Xbox 360 with a native controller. The Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Wheel for Xbox 360 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 quickly, and focus on immersing themselves in the total excitement of racing.
Aggressive and Complete
The racing wheel's 11 inch 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 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 centering system offering progressive resistance over a 270-degree angle, for a more immersive racing experience. The pedal base hasn't been neglected: it features a wide footrest, a long-stroke accelerator pedal, and a resistant brake pedal for more precision.