Thrustmaster: 2 new driving peripherals in the offering
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Thrustmaster have announced details of two of their newest peripherals both for driving, the first being the TH8 RS the first fully adjustable gearbox and the Ferrari 458 Italia Racing Wheel for Xbox 360
The TH8 RS features a 13cm (5.12inch) stick with removable gear knob and two interchangeable shift plates, each for a specific configuration H-pattern (7 gears plus 1 reverse gear) and Sequential (pull the lever towards the + mark to gear up, and push it towards the mark to gear down), easily clamped to any surface 1-55mm thick also mountable in cockpits with built in screw threads on the under-side, the resistance and gear strokes are adjustable in a downloaded application, mechanism’s, lever and outer casing are all 100% metal for a more realistic feel.
The TH8 RS with its USB connectivity is compatible with the T500 RS racing wheel on PS3 (a list of compatible games is on the Thrustmaster support website) and with all available wheels for PC, the device is set for release in October at a suggested retail price of 149.99 euro’s.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is an official replica of its real world counterpart for the Xbox 360 featuring a 28cm rubber textured wheel, gears shifted using the metal gear shifters (paddles) and also a dial for quickly modification of in-game settings such as race views in Forza Motorsport 4.
The device comes equipped with 8 action buttons, D-pad, engine start, Xbox guide and connection for the Xbox headset, the pedal base has a wide foot rest, long stroke accelerator and a resistant brake pedal for realism, this device is also set for release in October at a suggested retail price 79.99 euro’s