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London, December 7, 2017 — In the festive season and with Ferrari celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Thrustmaster is looking forward to giving all PS4™ gamers the experience of new gaming sensations with a brand new racing wheel: the perfect accessory to take the plunge into the world of racing games, for intuitive and responsive, realistic gameplay.

A product designed for fun

Above all, the T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition has been crafted with fun in mind: not only is it a thrill to use for those new to racing wheels, but the perfect gift. This 8:10 scale replica (at 11 inches/28 cm in diameter) is of the wheel found on the Ferrari 488 GTB one of the legendary Italian sports car manufacturer’s latest models.

The wheel’s PS4™ compatibility is felt throughout, with its “PS”, “SHARE” and “OPTIONS” buttons: these are familiar for Playstation users and make it easy to navigate both through the PS4™ system and through in-game menus. With the goals of easy handling and immersion in mind, the wheel is one of the most versatile on the market thanks to its shape – and very comfortable to use, with its textured rubber grips. The T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition lets users really get the most out of all types of racing games, and enjoy comfortably playing them for hours on end: it’s perfect for GT racing, as well as F1, Rally, arcade-style, and more. The wheel is plug and play and optimized for all PS4™ games compatible with racing wheels, and is ready to take its place in the starting grid.

Helping users through the learning curve

The T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition has many great features designed to not only let gamers start racing right away, in the most natural way possible, but also to further hone their skills and take them to the next level – and you can be sure that Thrustmaster is right there to help guide budding virtual race car drivers through the learning curve. The wheel features 11 action buttons, a D-pad, 2 wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters (crafted of metal, and 2.8 inches/7 cm tall), a large pedal set with adjustable inclination and a wide foot-rest, plus a central clamping system with wide jaws for optimal stability. In addition to all of this on-board equipment, on a technical level the wheel provides realistic linear resistance with automatic re-centering (via the exclusive Thrustmaster Bungee Cord system) for a lifelike racing experience.

  • The T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition will be available this December, at a suggested retail price of £99.99 (taxes included).

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Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries (France, Germany, Spain, the UK, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, China [Hong Kong] and Romania) and distributes its products in more than 85 countries worldwide. The Group’s mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment for end users.

© 2017 Guillemot Corporation S.A. All rights reserved. Thrustmaster® is a registered trademark of Guillemot Corporation S.A. All other trademarks and brand names are hereby acknowledged and are property of their respective owners. Illustrations not binding. Contents, designs and specifications are subject to change without notice and may vary from one country to another.