Fanatec® Revs up for Introduction of Porsche® 911 Carrera Racing Wheel for PS3 and PC|
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Nov 20, 2008 Fanatec®, a leading brand of high-end input devices for game consoles and PCs, today introduced the Porsche® 911 Carrera Racing Wheel for PC and PlayStation® 3. Set to deliver an authentic car racing experience, the Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel is perfect for racing sim fans, Porsche aficionados and gamers of all speeds. The wheel, which will begin shipping to customers starting on February 15, 2009, can be purchased now via pre-order for $129.95USD on the Fanatec webshop at www.fanatec.com.
Licensed by Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH, the Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel features an interchangeable gear stick (6 + 1 Speed) that can be mounted on either side of the wheel, realistic clutch pedal with declining resistance, a powerful Mabuchi RS 550 force feedback motor, an adjustable turning angle (up to 900°), a tuning function that allows gamers to change force feedback during gameplay, and an extra large wheel rim of 300mm in diameter crafted from high-quality TPE rubber. Add in unique mechanics for each pedal and an authentic metal Porsche logo and it’s just like being on the road…gamers truly get the feeling they are playing with the real thing!
Lastly, to keep everything from moving all over the place, the Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel utilizes strong table clamps (with quick release), special non-slip rubber pads, and VELCRO® strips on the pedals. The wheel is compatible with all PC games that support force feedback and a sequential gear stick and metal paddle shifters are optional as an accessory.
Thomas Jackermeier, CEO, Endor AG commented, “This wheel is another milestone for racing fans and delivers the essential features of the Porsche 911 Carrera wheel at a very attractive price.”
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Fanatec is a leading brand of high-end input devices for game consoles (PlayStation® 2/PlayStation® 3/Xbox®/Xbox® 360™) and PCs. Designed and manufactured by parent company ENDOR AG, the brand’s focus is centered solely on offering highly innovative and highly functional products designed to enhance and maximize the gaming experience. The brand is sold in Asia, Australia and Europe through distributors and in the U.S. directly through its ENDOR AG USA LLC subsidiary. Headquartered in Landshut, Germany, ENDOR AG was founded in 1997. For more information, visit www.endor.ag. To learn more about the Fanatec lineup of products, visit www.fanatec.com or the community website www.911wheel.com.