Building upon a partnership lasting a decade, the new SF1000 Edition Wheel Add-on sees Thrustmaster and Ferrari teaming up once again for a new steering wheel add-on. It also has some cool integrations with the next F1 game…
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-on kicked things off back in 2011 as an officially licenced peripheral for virtual racers and was followed by many Prancing Horse-themed models including the Ferrari GTE 458 Challenge Edition in 2013, the 699XX Evo 30 in 2015, the retro-themed Ferrari 250 GTO wheel in 2017 and the Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition in 2018.
Following the teasers, the new Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition is a working replica of a 2020 Ferrari Formula 1 car steering wheel. You may not be Charles Leclerc, but this will place you one step closer to that F1 dream.
It features 11 functioning buttons along with seven encoders and two thumbwheels which can be programmed to change various in-game parameters. These sit alongside a 15-LED rev counter readout, 6-LEDs for marshal flags and a full colour 4.3” / 109 mm interactive screen.
The display can show detailed information such as tyre temperatures, gears, timing, fuel and energy usage natively with the upcoming F1 2021 game on PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series via the Thrustmaster TM Connect Web platform.
The front facia is real carbon fibre for an authentic design and around the rear are aluminium paddle shifters for gears and clutch activation. These can be interchangeable with the new T-Chrono Paddles, sold separately, and feature gold-plated silver contact switches for a bounce time of less than five milliseconds.
It utilises the Thrustmaster quick release system, so is compatible with the TS-PC Racer, T-GT Servo Base, TS-XW Servo Base, TX Racing Wheel Servo Base and T300 Racing Wheel Servo bases. That’s the entire T-Series, minus the T500RS.
Based on the reveal images and trailer alone, we must say it looks pretty special. We’ll have to go hands-on to feel the build quality ourselves, but if previous Ferrari Thrustmaster racing hardware is anything to go by, it will be to the highest level.
This further solidifies the ties between the controller and peripheral manufacturer and the legendary Italian marque, following on from Thrustmaster supporting the upcoming 2021 Ferrari Esports Series, where one lucky winner will become an official Ferrari driver for virtual events.
The new device will be available today in Europe with 1000 units available right now as an early celebration of the F1 season starting. APAC availability follows on the 18th May and worldwide sales start 26th August 2021.
Pricing for this new wheel add-on is £329.99 / $349.99 / €349.99, excluding the compatible Thrustmaster wheel base of your choice. The optional T-Chrono Paddles are an additional £54.99 / $69.99 / €59.99.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be picking one up for the ultimate Ferrari F1 experience.