Today, the folks over at Thrustmaster have announced that they are partnering with Ferrari to help celebrate the car company and its 70th anniversary. The first announced piece of equipment they’ll be releasing is a limited edition replica of the 250 GTO wheel.
The wheel, which is an add-on for PC, is an official Ferrari-licensed 8:10 scale replica of the wheel from the Ferrari 250 GTO, which is considered to be one of the most legendary cars ever created. The wheel add-on features a metal faceplate and internal structure, an authentic chrome logo plate in the center, and genuine high-quality wood covering the entire wheel.
Due to the high-quality craftsmanship of the wheel, it won’t exactly be a cheap thing. The wheel won’t be available until December 20, 2017 and will run players £349.99 ($~473). For more on the wheel, make sure to check out below, courtesy of Thrustmaster:
Elegantly presented in a collector’s gift box featuring a hot-stamped inner foam display, the Ferrari 250 GTO Wheel Add-On is also a superb collector’s item, proudly harkening back to the true glory days of car racing competition and its heroes. The real-life Ferrari 250 GTO car (“Gran Turismo Omologato” in Italian, meaning “certified for grand touring”) was very much a limited edition in and of itself, with just 36 manufactured between 1962 and 1964. Thrustmaster has therefore chosen to only produce a limited number of these replica wheels as well, in homage to the extreme rarity of the original car.
Let us know what you think about the wheel in the comment section below. Are you a racing game aficionado? Will you be looking to pick up the wheel over the holidays?