Fanatec's latest Porsche 911 GT2 gaming wheel gives your virtual that much more reality
Posted Dec 22nd 2010 7:59AM
Porsche 911 GT2 gaming wheel by Fanatec – Click above for image gallery
No one ever said getting behind the wheel of a Porsche was going to be cheap. Especially not a 911 GT2. But if the US$245k that the new GT2 RS road car would set you back strikes you as a bit steep, check out the latest rig from Fanatec.
The German gamewear concern has a penchant for making steering wheel set-ups for your favorite gaming platform, like the 911 Turbo and Turbo S wheels we're reported on previously. But the latest takes the cake.
Modeled on the 911 GT2, this wheel gets all the details down pat, and then some. The 12-inch rim is covered in hand-stitched Alcantara, and three force-feedback motors are there to provide as darn-near-real an experience as we've ever seen.
It can work with the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 or your computer, but like the car it's modeled on, it don't come cheap: US$250 is the retail price for the wheel alone, which can be hooked up with pedals and shifter if you've got those already. If you don't, the full $500 Clubsport edition gives you the foot gear and a variety of shifting choices, including paddles, a sequential lever and an H-gate. Check it out for yourself in the gallery below.
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[Source: Fanatec via Engadget]