Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel for Xbox 360 is A First

Ferraris don’t come cheap.  In fact a Testrosa just sold for $16 million at this year’s Pebble Beach classic car auction.  So while we save up for next 50 years to afford some italian engineering goodness, we’ll have to settle for this Thrustmaster steering wheel.

Believe it or not, the Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel is the first ever of its kind that is officially licensed by both Ferrari & Microsoft XBOX 360.  In addition to built-in controls for the Xbox 360, and a set of pedals, they’ve also included a Ferrari Manettino dial to modify in game options and features while mid race.  The wheel itself measures 11-inches in diameter, is coated in a non-slip rubber, has dual metal flappy paddle gear shifters and includes a “Bungee Cord” automatic centering system that provides resistance over a 270-degree angle.  And to complete the feature set, there are 8 action buttons, an Engine Start D-pad, an Xbox 360 Guide button and a connector for the Xbox 360 headset and microphone.

The Thrustmaster 458 Racing Wheel for Xbox 360 will is available this October for $89.99.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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8 Comments

  1. never had this product but i imagine that its goog. i jusr coped me a thrustmaster 5 in one racing wheel from amazon, but its takn foreer to get here

  2. My son got his for Christmas. The feel and response is good for the price (90$ CDN). The biggest problem is that the downsift stopped working after 8 days! Also, the pedals are somewhat hard to use as they lack weight and stability (as soon as you go to press one of the two pedals, they go flying. You’d think that after over 20 years in the flight simulation industry for PC that Thrustmaster would be able to built something that is both durable and stable!

  3. Just bought one I am not sure I like it, I own a g27 and maybe I am used to it, but there is no force feed back. Will try it for a few more days and decide.

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