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In a perfect world, everyone who wanted a car like the Porsche 911 Turbo S would get one. In the real world, sadly, not everyone can afford the six-figure price of admission. Fortunately there's virtual reality in between, where enthusiasts can toy with cars like the Turbo S in video games. To bridge that ever-narrowing gap for game-playing Porschephiles, Stuttgart has licensed this super-realistic force-feedback gaming wheel package.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Wheel from Fanatec is a proper replica of the wheel found in the actual car, complete with hand-stitched leather, authentic metal badge on the hub...the works. But while a real Porsche has one engine, this wheel has three belt-driven force feedback motors to perfect the feeling. The wheel is accompanied by a three-pedal set, gas, brake and clutch likewise calibrated for an ultra-realistic feel. Fanatec even provides two interchangeable gearsticks – six-speed manual H-gate and Tiptronic sequential. Two versions are available, for Playstation 3 or PC, the former with lap braces and the former with table clamps. It even comes with a special 1GB USB drive in the shape of a Porsche key.

In addition to the manufacturer's online shop, the wheel package is available through Porsche dealerships and will set you back $350, who can hook you up with the only thing more realistic for about 200 times that.

[Source: Fanatec via Motorpasion]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Id rather keep my Logitech G25...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Definitly the 2005 lotus elise/exige.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thx, but no thx, my MOMO Racing Wheel will only be replaced by a G25.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd much rather have the Logitech G25 for $200. It's got real metal, leather, clutch, H-pattern and sequential, along with wheel-mounted paddles. Oh, and it's not ugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      latter...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Belt-drive FF is better than gear-drive (ask anyone with the MS Wireless Racing wheel how they like their center wobble).

      But the G25 is direct-drive, and it reduces wheel resistance significantly.

      Honestly, anyone who thinks this is good should look at the G25 first. It's incredible, the gated shifter is a work of art. And it's been out for months, so it's on sale in places.

      The G25 only has clamps, although there is a lap adapter, you should just give up if you can't find a table to clamp to. The G25 also has bolt holes in the pedals so you can screw it down, or carpet grippers if you can't.