So you want realism on your GT5 (or Forza) racing experience? Let’s face it, controllers are alright, but they don’t really generate that same amount of unbridled realism that force-feedback steering wheels come in. That’s why we don’t hold anything back on our racing game accessories, especially when it comes to the steering wheel.

Fanatec’s new – and officially licensed – Porsche 911 GT2 racing wheel sells for $250, but actually feels like it costs more than that. On sheer aesthetics alone, the wheel has been dressed in the same Alcantara leather that’s found on the 911 GT2. With the controls, this officially licensed Xbox 360 wireless steering wheel has 14 hidden buttons, a 900-degree steering angle, and a USB cable that you can connect to the PS3 and the PC. Yeah, an Xbox-licensed accessory that works on the PS3. Pretty cool huh?

Here’s where it gets even more interesting: if you want a full-scale upgrade on the wheel, there’s a $250 added charge that will get you the Clubsport Edition that includes a stick shift, carbon fiber paddle shifters, and high-end adjustable aluminum pedals.

Just like the real thing.

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Source: Engadget

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16 comments:

  (347) posted on 08.22.2011

Yeah, this simulator needs a high definition television. This is really so cool and trendy! Sadly, that I can’t afford it!

  (517) posted on 08.22.2011

Oh yeah, this has been the trend in the racing simulator to make the player feel the real intense in the racing track. However , this comes in a higher price tag.

  (444) posted on 03.28.2011

This one would be a good thing to try on. Yes, im wanting for realism on my gaming experience. Gaming wheel would be the best options but this one comes into high price for sure and of course for total gaming experience you been needed to use and LCD TV for this. Oh no! i think i will using controller until i could have onesmiley

  (228) posted on 03.23.2011

@harry_bright, If you appreciate good things, you will not called this thing as a crap. No one cares if you like to play this game with the traditional controller with your LCD or whatsoever. This is just an option for more gaming experience!

  (410) posted on 03.18.2011

I agree with you Tom_Guts, It’s really a crap. Its much better to play the GT2 with the standard controller and a LCD TVsmiley

  (364) posted on 03.17.2011

I think it makes no difference if you’ll be using a gaming wheel or not the feeling is just mutual if The best deal would be, if they could make a "virtual world", basically, being controlled by you’re mind just like in the animated show that i used to watchedsmiley

  (387) posted on 03.10.2011

I have read that the major complaint for the Fanatec shifter is a crap! I get an trouble while switching wheels on GT5. I think I just wait for 911 Turbo S.

  (410) posted on 01.27.2011

If this wheel truly works with either PS3 and 360 then the $500 is justified in that it replaces two wheels at once.

  (570) posted on 01.27.2011

It has a thick 12 inch wheel rim wrapped in hand stitched Alcantara for optimal grip and comfort.

  (647) posted on 12.27.2010

The only bad thing about this wheel is the dedicated xbox button... it totally ruins the look and for what purpose? It could have easily been a non biased key that could work as the xbox button, ps button and some kind of aux button for pc.

  (807) posted on 12.27.2010

Seriously considering replacing my G27 with this. I’ll admit the $500 price tag is a bit steep but the CSP is a huge improvement alone.

  (512) posted on 12.22.2010

The only bad thing about this wheel is the dedicated xbox button... it totally ruins the look and for what purpose? It could have easily been a non biased key that could work as the xbox button, ps button and some kind of aux button for pc

  (406) posted on 12.22.2010

Seriously considering replacing my G27 with this. I’ll admit the $500 price tag is a bit steep but the CSP is a huge improvement alone

  (216) posted on 12.21.2010

wow i can’t imagine that they will also make a steering wheel like this. but it looks great thoug.. I really like to have one of this toy.

  (765) posted on 12.21.2010

well i guess i have to agree on that, also this is a good choice for gift on this up coming holiday. i bet this is very addicting wheels ever.

  (702) posted on 12.20.2010

getting better and better, I would rather have this than the Logitec MOMO and a4tech racing wheel special edition.

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