Thrustmaster has unveiled its latest PS5 / PS4 racing wheel, the T248. With a premium control suite, a powerful hybrid belt motor, and three force feedback presets to choose from, the introductory price of $ 399.99 / £ 299.99 offers plenty of value.
Pre-orders are technically live through Amazon in the US, although inventory appears to be scarce (surprise), although Amazon UK has a lot going on. The T248 will hit the market on October 21, 2021.
It’s a likely candidate for one of the best racing wheels of the year. A brushless motor that Thrustmaster claims is 70% more powerful than the previous T150 is paired with on-the-fly force feedback switching and 25 configurable action buttons for a high-end, highly personalized feel on a range. different types of tracks.
Additionally, the built-in five-digit display has over 20 different functions, from displaying FFB parameters to in-game stats like lap times and speeds.
Officially licensed for PS5 and PS4, but also PC compatible, full digital signage support is available for Formula 1 2020 and 2021 and is on its way to titles like Dirt 5, American Truck Simulator, WRC 10 and Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Billed as an “affordable” racing wheel, it’s still a pretty high-end accessory – at least in the United States. That $ 399.99 price tag is still in line with similar offerings from Logitech, with the Logitech G923 launching at the same price and now dropping to $ 249.99.
In the UK, that £ 299.99 price tag is a bit easier to swallow, given the premium experience offered here. How far the T248 will threaten Logitech’s own model remains to be seen, but with additional force feedback options and that impressive belt-driven motor system, racing enthusiasts may find better value in Thrustmaster’s offerings.
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