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Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Integral Alcantara Edition Revealed

Thrustmaster has revealed a very competitive new product package with the Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition.

Thrustmaster has revealed a very competitive new product package with the Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition.

The T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition combines three of Thrustmaster’s newest product for a very competitive price, consisting of the T300 base, the recently-revealed 599XX EVO 30 Alcantara Edition rim and the T3PA pedal set.

The T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition, featuring official PS4™ and PS3™ licenses and also compatible with PC, is a powerful combination of the latest available next-gen Force Feedback technologies and the highest-quality materials: the end result is an approach in line with the values shared by Thrustmaster and Ferrari.

On the occasion of the Monza Grand Prix, T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition will be presented for the first time at the Ferrari Village, a special event dedicated to children and adults, held in Piazza Liberty (Milan), on September 5 and 6.

Ferrari 599XX EVO wheel: the magic and uniqueness of Alcantara®

The immediate visual impact of this new Thrustmaster release is indisputably the material covering the wheel: genuine Alcantara®, from Alcantara® S.p.A. The result of a unique proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a completely ground breaking material with aesthetic, technical and sensory qualities that no other material can match.

Manufactured at the same facilities as the Alcantara® destined for real Ferraris and hand-stitched around the wheel’s large diameter of 11.8 inches/30 cm, this material positions the wheel firmly in the very high end of the spectrum. Add the fact that the wheel is detachable, and that it is the official Ferrari-licensed 8:10 scale replica of the actual 599XX EVO wheel, and it’s hard to find enough superlatives to properly describe it. Thrustmaster’s development teams have taken their optimization of the wheel so far as to employ an internal hoop made of steel – identical to automotive standards.

The middle part of the wheel – the central steering plate – is crafted of brushed metal, a material which is also used for the 2 large fixed paddle shifters. The wheel’s distinguished pedigree is evident in every aspect of its design, and is bolstered by the inclusion of controls whose aim is effective performance, above all else: 6 action buttons, a 3-position rotary switch with a push function in the central position, and a multidirectional D-pad.

T300 Servo base: it’s all about performance

The 599XX EVO replica wheel is attached to a base which has proven itself as the heart of the T300RS and the T300 Ferrari GTE Wheel with flying colors. This base incorporates Thrustmaster’s brushless industrial servomotor (a real powerhouse of next-gen technology) and features a friction-free dual-belt mechanism. The result is super-responsive performance as strong as it is smooth, with a degree of silence allowing users to achieve complete focus on their main goal: achieving perfect lines in their races. These racing lines will mirror drivers’ intentions exactly, as the wheel really stands out for its precision – thanks to H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology™* featuring a contactless magnetic sensor (16-bit resolution, with 65,536 values on the wheel’s steering axis), and an angle of rotation which can be adjusted between 270° and 1080°! It’s also compatible with the Thrustmaster racing product ecosystem.

T3PA: the extreme effectiveness of a fully-adjustable 3-pedal pedal set

The T3PA features 3 pedals which can be completely adjusted in terms of their spacing with respect to one another, angle of inclination and height, as well as 100% metal construction for its pedal heads and internal structure. What’s more, its built-in Conical Rubber Brake Mod (to manage the brake pedal’s pressure force with a realistic feel) is sure to meet with the full approval of even the most demanding racers.

And last, but certainly not least

This new replica Ferrari wheel is also part of the Thrustmaster racing ecosystem: the first 11.8-inch/30-cm Alcantara®-clad wheel, known as the 599XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-on Alcantara Edition. This wheel enriches the Thrustmaster racing product ecosystem with a new material favored by drivers, as well as a new wheel diameter.

The T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition will retail for €469.99 starting mid-October.

  • GamingCanuck

    Almost $700 CAD. Wow.

  • Sinjun Hawke

    That is pricey indeed
    shopped around a bit and got a t500 for slightly less than $700cdn
    Loving it

  • http://danmarr.weebly.com Danfilm007

    Only £350. That’s seriously worth considering over a G29.

    • Brownninja97 .

      g29 should never be worth considering, its pathetic, its a stain in the name of the g27

      • RapidRefund

        Not true. While we all can be a little disappointed that Logitech has no real intent on expanding any true innovation I believe the people who buy the G29 G920 will get many years of use from their wheels and that the product has value.

      • MC

        Just not the value Logitech has priced them at. They ‘should’ be cheaper, and I’m still not convinced by the need for the G29.

        A Logitech wheel on the Xbox is exciting, beyond that they’ve just jumped on the console/wheel bandwagon, despite being away from the party for quite some time.

      • RichardHessels

        Can’t blame them to go on the console bandwagen, sales are 8 times better than on PC’s

      • David Hughes

        Sad, but true.

    • todemanjack

      €469.99 starting mid-October.

      • http://danmarr.weebly.com Danfilm007

        Yeah, so £350. (Thanks to Google!)

      • todemanjack

        Euro has really fallen!

      • http://danmarr.weebly.com Danfilm007

        Surprising seeing as half the countries that use the currency don’t have any! 😛

      • Nic Van

        a suggested retail price of $469.99/£399.99/469,99 € (taxes included)

  • chris

    I dont like this approach. I own the T300 GTE and there is no point in buying this new rim. Same buttons, same Design. First there was the leather Version and now this. Always GT style, nearly same diameter. I hope they get more variety in the Future like fanatec does with the classic and drift wheel etc. Honestly who would buy this wheel when he already got one of the other ones?

    • MC

      I see your point, it would be nice for them to change the design a bit more, but from my perspective the choice of a leather or Alcantara rim’ over a plastic one is a good thing.

      Only thing putting me off buying a Thrustmaster wheel right now is the lack of availability in the UK and the inflated prices in the Thrustmaster store.

      • chris

        Yea I like it too and I am a bit jealouse ^^ Although the stock gte rim isnt really plastic but more some mat and textured rubber. Very grippy but we will see how it will wear out after some years.
        As an Initial buy this new package looks like a cool deal with the better pedals. I can recommend the T300 base. Maybe worth the wait to get into when prices drop for you. But for me its again no opportunity to Upgrade my rig. They sell the same over and over again and just rename the product :/ I think thrustmaster could start treating the already-owners a bit more with fresh stuff 😉

      • MC

        It’s good to hear the wheels quite grippy, my experience of cheaper wheels’ that when your hands sweat they tend to slip. Also as I’m looking at a TX wheel (for xbox support) it will be the 458 Italia rim, which I’ve heard is a bit cheaper quality wise.

        Given the choice I’d go for this package though, it’s just a shame it doesn’t come with the ‘pro’ pedals.

      • Danyel

        The normal TX-458-wheel has some advantages compare to the GTE: Lighter wheel means more responsive ffb and less stress for the base (regarding ffb fading). Three more buttons providing (nearly) complete menu-navigation in pCars or other functions and the shifter-click is way better than with GTE. On the other hand my “Start Engine”-Button went off last week. Nothing broken, just needs some power glue, but quality is cheap and who knows what´s next.

    • RapidRefund

      Alcantara is better then suede leather.

    • ImageArtSigns .

      The trouble is developing a new shape wheel or wheel base for that matter is both very costly in time and money…I think their approach of slightly adjusting the wheel rims have sound logic as you already have the machinery / systems in place in making those wheels, so just changing a few buttons, badge and wheel covering is going to cost a lot less in development time and because it costs a lot less to manufacture, we the consumer do not pay a lot more for the product in general….and it gives the consumer a lot of variety and plenty to choose from at all about the same cost.
      Having said that…as you said, it would be great to get some variety… I personally would like a more upmarket steering wheel and wheel base in the line of Fanatecs’ ‘Porsche’ wheel and maybe Thrustmasters’ version of a ‘Direct Drive’ wheel base to compete with the ‘Accuforce’…but naturally cheaper of coarse without compromising quality….dreams are free I guess…lol

  • Benjamin Overgaard Karslund

    I ordered the 599XX EVO 30 Add-on for my TX wheel, and already got the T3PA-PRO pedals and the TH8A shifter. So it’s now complete so to speak.
    The thing is – I now got the standard Ferrari rim and the standard pedals which is crap!

    Why do we have to buy crap to get the good stuff?
    The same as this package above! Why not include the T3PA-PRO pedals instead of just the T3PA pedals?

    When people buy a wheel at this price, they wan’t the best, right?

    • MC

      That’s the idea behind the TX base, and tbh I was expecting a T300 base. Problem’s the prices are high in the Thrustmaster store, so you’re still better off buying the package and throwing the pedals away 🙂

  • fydo dido

    Hello If it is for you and would have to buy a new tire for cars and project ps4 having three options, which would be left with Logitech G29, or ts500rs v.5 thrusmaster TS300?

  • ModernTimes2

    Not a bad package. Seriously considering it. At a good street price of course 😉 A 32cm rim would have made it a non brainer for me.

    Like others, I agree that it should be packaged wit the T3PA-PRO pedals tough. But if I understand correctly the bundled pedals are on par with T3PA-PRO feel wise, if not having the full metal base?

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