Home / Auto News / News article: Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel Lets You Burn Rubber on Xbox - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Aug 25 2011, 3:00 PM

Thrustmaster has the next best thing to being behind the wheel of a Ferrari. All you need is an Xbox 360 and a passion for racing games.

Thrustmaster’s Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel is licensed by both Xbox 360 and Ferrari, and it will take your gaming experience to a whole new level. A replica wheel of the Forza Motorsport 4 hero, the Racing Wheel measures in 11″ in diameter, making it 7/10ths the size of the original, and it comes equipped with rubber texture cladding for optimal handling. Plus, its wheel-mounted sequential gearbox features two Ferrari GT-style metal paddle shifters, so you can improve your lap times consistently.

Boasting unique design with exceptional ergonomics, the developers of the Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel have thought of everything. There are various action buttons and controls that are right at your fingertips, so you can customize all the relevant settings before your race starts up. Its 270° steering radius lets you make those sharp turns every time, while the pedal set offers realistic resistance and angle, so it really feels like you’re burning rubber on the track. It also comes with an Xbox guide button with an illuminated ring that indicates the player number, a super-stable V-shaped clamping system that can be attached to any table or desk and an Xbox 360 USB 2.0 full speed cable with InLine Quick Release connector.

The Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel is compatible with Xbox 360 and PC, and when it hits stores this October, you can pick it up for $89.99. To find a store that sells it near you, visit the Thrustmaster website.