December 4, 2008 There must be plenty of aspiring Porsche drivers out there without the finances to afford the real thing because Fanatec has announced another addition to its line of Porsche licensed steering wheels for PC and PS3 gamers. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Racing Wheel for PC and PS3 is crafted from genuine Alcantara leather, the same material that is used in real Porsches, and features an adjustable Force Feedback Drive with a Mabuchi 550 Series motor and a smooth belt drive. The wheel includes fourteen buttons on the wheel rim, a three-step adjustable sensitivity level, and two additional vibration motors in the wheel to keep customization junkies happy.
Stainless steel big paddle shifters can be upgraded with optional sequential or 6+1 speed shifters, while the Clubsport pedals are made of CNC machined aluminum and feature a pressure sensitive “load cell” sensor for the brake, which Fanatec says adds to the realism.
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Also sure to add that little bit of extra realism is the “world’s first” placement of a vibration motor on the brake pedal and the contactless high precision sensors for the adjustable clutch and gas pedals. For true Porsche tragics, Fanatec also offers a line of accessories including the Clubsport Table Clamp, and the RennSport Cockpit.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Racing Wheel can now be pre-ordered for USD$289.95 and is expected to ship February 15, 2009.