RENNES, France – October 25, 2012 – Thrustmaster, a world leader in interactive entertainment hardware and accessories, is putting the metal-to-the-metal as they announce their best-selling, mainstream, officially-licensed Ferrari racing wheel has just got even better. With new dual PC/PlayStation®3 electronics, a new pedal set and extra buttons, racing at home is more fun than ever.
The new version of the Ferrari Challenge features significant enhancements designed to boost the racer’s fun, including 3 extra buttons, for even greater control in the latest games. These buttons work in conjunction with a new and improved electronic system to minimize lag and improve performance. To top things off, all of the wheel’s mechanical components have been optimized as well. Worthy of a special mention is the brand new pedal set, with its ergonomics refined from A to Z. This new configuration ensures comfortable use no matter what the gamer’s size, along with optimal control of the pressure applied for acceleration and braking. The resulting design is both modern and aggressive, and also incorporates a highly effective non-slip foot rest.
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The Ferrari Challenge Wheel is continuing its distinguished career, having been certified triple platinum, with more than 1,800,000 units sold since it was first launched. With this history of excellence to draw from it incorporates features such as its “Mapping” function, which allows its programmability, and its dual PC and PlayStation®3 compatibility. It also features adjustable sensitivity on the wheel’s steering, along with linear resistance, all to ensure the most precise and realistic driving experience. The wheel’s automatic re-centering is yet another element which has always been asked for by racers. Its wheel-mounted sequential gearbox system adds even more realism, thanks to 2 Ferrari-style digital paddle shifters. In the center of the wheel, for easy access, are 1 D-Pad, 12 action buttons (including the 2 paddle shifters) and 1 “Home” button to call up PlayStation®3 menus.
This compact wheel can quickly and easily be stored anywhere, once its central mounting system, which provides optimal stability in games, has been detached. Look for it in its new packaging as well, sure to attract attention on store shelves.
The Ferrari Challenge Wheel will be available in October, at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information on this product, or any other made by Thrustmaster, please see our website at www.thrustmaster.com.