Thrustmaster announced the launch of a new high-end steering wheel, the T248, which stands out for offering a small dashboard screen that allows you to see numerous details when adjusting the steering wheel (angle of rotation of the wheels, the force of Force Feedback, etc.), although it can also be used to display information on the games, such as speed, grid position, number of laps we have, etc.
The steering wheel features a dynamic Force Feeback vibration system, and this implies that the force exerted by the steering wheel can be instantly configured. This system has three modes: lineal, where the user feels that the force he feels is 100% proportional to the force requested by the game; a enhanced mode to control skidding: and a enhanced mode which promises to offer the greatest possible realism by transferring all track effects (pìanos, track exits, etc.) to the wheel.
We have gearshift paddles with magnetic contactless HEART technology that promises an activation time of 30ms. The pedals that accompany the steering wheel, the T3PM, also have this technology, and we have 28 buttons to move through the menus or perform specific actions.
Thrustmaster T248 steering wheel goes on sale October 21 at a price of 349.99 euros.
“Thrustmaster is delighted to finally lift the secret surrounding its first next-generation hybrid racing wheel, the T248, designed specifically to dominate all types of tracks. The new optimized HYBRID DRIVE system combines belt and gear mechanisms for a Force Unmatched Feedback at an Affordable Price The T248 also packs more power – it’s 70% more powerful, while also offering cutting-edge new features like three Force Feedback presets that can be conveniently changed on the fly.
The T248 has been designed for racing gamers looking to upgrade their gamepad and take advantage of industry-leading performance and immersion, as well as for those who want to take their racing game to the next level after starting with a steering wheel geared towards beginners. This brand new racing wheel is officially licensed for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles and is compatible with PC. “