Imaginatively entitled the Simucibe Throttle, it has been designed to work specifically with the firm’s haptic feedback-equipped ActivePedal, launched last year. In fact, it doesn’t have any electronics, instead being powered by an ActivePedal.
The new load-cell unit’s travel and spring preload can be adjusted without the need for tools. Despite the lack of a force feedback system, there is still a degree of adjustability via Simucube’s Tuner software, too. Like its sibling, it doesn’t have to be used with a Simucube wheel base, and there’s an available adaptor to make it work with Heusinkveld Sprint and Ultimate pedals.
“The plan was to launch passive pedals alongside the ground-breaking Simucube ActivePedal,” said Hannu Harju, Simucube CEO
“However, ActivePedal was ready earlier, and we wanted to release this revolutionary technology as soon as possible. Waiting would have deprived us of valuable customer feedback and prevented the ActivePedal from reaching its current extraordinary level.”
It features a five-year warranty and is said to be ‘built like a tank’ – sealed ball bearings and self-lubricating bushings are part of the structure.
When we tested the ActivePedal last year, we were mightily impressed by the sensation of ABS it could deliver to your feet and the superb adjustability via the accompanying software. Mainly seen as a brake pedal, it can also be used as a throttle or clutch too, connecting three individual ActivePedals for the ultimate set-up.
At €2,158.80 per unit, however, a three-ActivePedal line-up is a significant investment. To that end, the Throttle is just €281, or available as a complete set:
- Simucube Throttle Pedal – €281
- Simucube Throttle + Simucube ActivePedal – €2,279
- Simucube Throttle + 2x Simucube ActivePedal – €4,079
The Throttle is on sale from today (25th May) alongside the second batch of ActivePedals. The company also recently announced a partnership with 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan.