Fitted out with a powerful, gear- & belt-driven force feedback motor, the Ferrari F430 Force Feedback wheel represents Thrustmaster's response to Logitech's Driving Force GT wheel. Albeit being in the same performance class as the F430 FFB, the Force GT has a slight advantage rotation-wise - it allows for a 900-degree rotation, whereas the F430 FFB is limited to 270 degrees. The 28-cm-wide, PlayStation 3 & PC-compatible Ferrari F430 Force Feedback wheel is, in fact, a full-size replica of the steering wheel inside the Ferrari F430 beast of a car, and, as such, sports Ferrari-style speed shifters, as well as a Ferrari-style Manettino switch, which allows you to configure your vehicle in real time.
Nowadays, it's very hard to find a decent Xbox 360 wheel offering force feedback support. Well, the Thrustmaster Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia is not simply a wheel, but rather a whole cockpit - its steering column and pedal set are, in fact, integrated into one and the same stable and foldable unit. Albeit not a force feedback wheel par excellence, the Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia model employs an exclusive Global Vibration System technology, which means that you'll feel each and every ripple on the track throughout the entire cockpit, including the wheel itself, the steering column and the pedals. It goes without saying that ultra-realistic road feel is guaranteed. Being a replica of the wheel inside the latest Ferrari 458 Italia sports car, the Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia steering wheel is equipped with Ferrari-style, up-and-down shifters and with a Manettino switch, which allows you to adjust different settings on the fly.
Looking for a PlayStation 3 and/or PC-compatible force feedback wheel? Let's talk about force feedback! Of all the wheels listed on this page, the industry-acclaimed Thrustmaster T500 RS offers the strongest force feedback support. It is equipped with a 65-watt, 3000-rpm industrial motor, which delivers faster-than-the-blink-of-an-eye force feedback responses. They are so powerful and realistic that if you lose concentration and fail to hold the steering wheel firmly with both hands (like you should while driving any racing car), you might experience acute finger pain! Thrustmaster's killer wheel offers also record-breaking 1080 degrees of wheel rotation and laser-sharp-precision, contactless, magnetic sensing mechanism, as well as 100% adjustable brake, clutch and gas pedals. It is no accident that the T500 RS is the official Gran Turismo 5 wheel.
Looking for a good force feedback wheel built exclusively for personal computers? Have a look at the 25-cm-wide Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Clutch wheel, which allows for a 270-degree rotation. Its powerful, yet ultra-quiet, Touchsense® technology-based, belt- and gear-driven force feedback mechanism might be just what you need to render your sim racing experience as authentic as possible. What's more, you'll be able to choose the actual amount of force feedback and thus decide just how much 'info' about what's happening down there on the circuit you'll get. The RGT Force Feedback Clutch wheel also features an ultra-precise ball-bearing steering mechanism, as many as ten action buttons, a life-sized sequential gear lever, two digital paddles, two analog paddles, an eight-direction D-pad, as well as totally adjustable, floor-mounted gas, clutch and brake pedals. A special "Force" button allows you to enable/disable the wheel re-centering functionality.
The Logitech Driving Force GT - the former Gran Turismo 5 steering wheel, offers strong force feedback support. It's safe to say that the Driving Force GT's 'driving force' is namely its powerful force feedback motor, which guarantees a truly authentic sim racing experience.
The 28-cm-wide, PlayStation 3 and PC-compatible Force GT wheel features 14 buttons, a 24-position adjustment dial, a D-pad, a sequential gear stick, wheel-mounted shift paddles and a pair of well-positioned pedals offering precise throttle and brake responses. Last, but definitely not least, the Driving Force GT wheel can rotate up to the incredible 900 degrees (2.5 turns lock to lock).
If you are a PlayStation 3 or PC racing game player on the lookout for a steering wheel that offers strong force feedback support, an external gearshift unit and a clutch pedal simultaneously, then the 28-cm-wide Logitech G27 wheel is the one for you. It sports not one, but two extremely powerful force feedback motors, whose helical gears ensure a near-silent performance. The 900-degree rotation (two and a half turns lock to lock), the 6-speed manual gear shifter and the fully adjustable clutch, gas & brake pedals offered by the Logitech G27 will further contribute towards ensuring a hyper-realistic sim racing experience for you. On the wheel itself you will also find six buttons and a row of LED lights that remind you when it's time to change a gear. There are eight more buttons plus a pressure-sensitive D-pad on the gear shifter, as well as two shift paddles behind the wheel.
The industry-renowned OpenWheeler gaming seat costs £270.00. If you are looking for both a comfortable racing seat and a PS3 wheel offering force feedback support, you have a rich choice. You can combine OpenWheeler with the Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback wheel, which is available at £150.00, or with the former official GT5 wheel - the Logitech Driving Force GT wheel, which is offered at £110.00. If you take advantage of our £400.00 Ferrari F430 FFB/OpenWheeler bundle, you will spare £20.00, whereas the £360.00 Driving Force GT/OpenWheeler bundle will save you £20.00.
You can even combine OpenWheeler with the current official GT5 wheel - Thrustmaster's awesome, 1080-degree-rotatable T500 RS wheel, which costs £380.00 and does so for a reason.
If you take advantage of our exclusive bundle offer, however, and order the two of them simultaneously via OpenWheeler.co.uk, you will save £30.00, as the bundled price will be £620.00 instead of £650.00. All prices mentioned so far include 20% UK VAT* . All bundle offers include free next-business-day shipping to any UK address by default.
*The UK VAT-free price of the F430 FFB/OpenWheeler bundle is £333.33. The UK VAT-free price of the Driving Force GT/OpenWheeler bundle is £300.00. The UK VAT-free price of the T500 RS/OpenWheeler bundle is £516.67. The UK VAT does not apply to:
a) VAT-registered businesses from the EU, but from outside the UK
b) clients from outside the EU
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