Get A Ferrari-458-In-A-Box For Your Xbox


We know that a Ferrari 458 Italia is out of the price range of most, but you'll soon be able to have one occupying pride of place in your living room/games room/bedroom. Well, a steering wheel at least, courtesy of Thrustmaster.

With the blessing of Ferrari, Thrustmaster has created the first 458 Italia replica steering wheel for the Xbox 360, complete with a rubberized grip, built-in paddles and even the Manettino dial for changing certain game settings.

You also get a pedal kit with a long-stroke accelerator pedal, a resistant brake pedal and a wide footrest. Just like the real thing.

The new steering wheel goes on sale in the US in October, with an RRP of $180 (£110), though we don't know when it will reach these shores...




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  • paulmon 26 Aug 2011

    You would be better of giving your money away or setting fire to it. There is only one steering wheel worth bothering with and it isnt this one. The Fantec ones are head and shoulders above the competition.

  • Draexin 26 Aug 2011

    You can be sure taht by the time it reaches the shores of mainland Europe, the RRP will be € 180.
    Manufacturers often don't bother with currency conversions, they just replace the $ sign with a € -_-

  • Mr Sparkle 26 Aug 2011

    paulmon said:
    You would be better of giving your money away or setting fire to it. There is only one steering wheel worth bothering with and it isnt this one. The Fantec ones are head and shoulders above the competition.
    Bit more money though aren't they? I'd quite like a G27 with the built in shift lights though.

    I do have a cheap thrustmaster wheel for F1 2010 (£30 in game), the button layout and feel of the wheel are very good but I wouldn't trust the build quality of this new wheel if it is anything like their other offerings - i'm on my second after only about 3 months and it is becoming unreliable with its inputs.

  • Nagra 26 Aug 2011

    I have never 'got' these steering wheels for games.

    Don't you have to bolt them to a table? Then you have to bolt the pedals to the floor, then you have to get a decent seat etc etc

  • black pipebandit 26 Aug 2011

    Nagra said:
    I have never 'got' these steering wheels for games.

    Don't you have to bolt them to a table? Then you have to bolt the pedals to the floor, then you have to get a decent seat etc etc
    +1 I had one and unless ou get the full monte(chair, bolted down etc), it doesn't work just on its own..

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