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New thrustmaster wheel

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by fastracer, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. fastracer

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    Looking on thrustmasters website they have a new wheel out 5th december£399
     
  2. Brandon Wright

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    And it's u.g.l.y. :sick:

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  3. Joseph Maxx

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    You should have hidden the picture behind a spoiler alert. Now my eyes are hurting and I can't unsee that monstrosity :confused: :D
     
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  4. fastracer

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    Yes your right but it has turbo power lol
     
  5. Brandon Wright

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    Hey, if I had to see it, so do you. :D

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    Probably would like fine without those silly girl colors on there, but here we are.
     
  6. SakL

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    I wonder if that thing is the rumoured direct drive model. With swapable rims that monster could be a nice option...
     
  7. Brandon Wright

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  8. Adam#81

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    No it says belt driven in their website. Just stronger motor and better way of delivering the power, so I guess that means a better torque curve.
     
  9. Ceolmor

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    Thrustmaster website now says £499.99!!!
     
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  10. Qazdar Karim

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    Because that's the main criteria obviously ...
     
  11. Leonardo Chaves

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    Question for those that dislike it's looks, what's the main factor for it?
    The bright colored buttons maybe?

    Because racing teams also employ them on their steering wheels(specially the case with Formula cars in which the wheel is inspired)... I guess they help with knowing which button is which while you are mostly looking at the track.

    Simracers are sometimes so afraid of looking "gamey" that they forget the obvious.
     
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  12. Brandon Wright

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    Not a fan of the pastel colors. It all just looks kinda cobbled together from different bits too, and the hand grips look rather bulky. Doesn't mean it's not a good wheel, plenty of examples in this world of things being ugly but brilliant.
     
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  13. Leonardo Chaves

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    The grey look is common because it's the look they are trying to copy, they are not using the same materials so it does have a fake look to it, but i can see what they were aiming for.

    The Fanatec stuff does look nicer, so does the Alcantara Ferrari GTE... it's in the same class as most TM stuff imo, i just looked at your signature and saw that you have one of those BMW rims so i can totally understand, that one is gorgeous.
    I actually like the hand grips, they are big and i have rather large hands, i've always been hesitant when thinking of the Ferrari F1 copy and the Formula Rim, because they look tiny in those internet reviews...

    But then again some 15 years ago i had a Saitek Formula for playing GP4 and it didn't feel uncomfortable so it might just be an overreaction on my part ;).
     
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  14. JoelGL

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    How's this better than the F1 addon wheel?
     
  15. Leonardo Chaves

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    This one has fat sturdy grips, it might be better for dudes with large hands.
     
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  16. Andy Jackson

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    I like it. If @Thrustmaster want to send me one to evaluate I would gladly accept it. :thumbsup:
     
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