Thrustmaster Brings Premium Racing Products for a Holiday Price

Most realistic wheel, pedals and shifter combo ever produced are on sale

Nov 25, 2011, 07:00 ET from Guillemot Corporation

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand, announced today it will have a special holiday deal on its T500 RS wheel and pedal set and TH8 RS gear set.  A premium racing assembly that lets gamers experience racing titles on the PC, and Gran Turismo 5 on the PS3, with no compromises. 

Thrustmaster has a surprise for all the virtual racers looking for the perfect gift this year.  Beginning Friday, November 25, a special bundle will be offered including the T500 RS wheel and pedal set and the TH8 RS gear set for $649.99 instead of the usual $749.99. This special pack will be available for a very limited time only at Bestbuy, Amazon, and GameStop.

The T500 RS is a true racing simulator designed for the most die-hard racing fans.  Its power is unmatched, with Force Feedback effects relayed via a 65W industrial motor, and an integrated dual-belt system which ensures smooth and backlash-free driving.  The wheel is also surgically precise with 16-bit resolution due to its magnetic sensor-based H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology™.   The wheel offers a remarkable 1080 degree rotation with 3 full turns allowing the gamer to choose the maximum degree of rotation according to the type of racing circuit and the car being driven.  The spacing and height of the 100% metal pedal set is also fully adjustable and the brake pedal has been given extra attention. 

To really feel like racers are in the cockpit of a speed machine they need to be able to shift. The TH8 RS looks realistic enough to be fitted to a real car and features a 5.12 in. tall stick with a removable knob which is even compatible with real-life universal gear shift knobs. Gear strokes can be adjusted (via a downloadable PC application and the device's internal memory), as well as the gear shift's resistance.  The internal mechanism, the lever, the outer housing and the clamping system are 100% metal. Unrivalled precision comes from the same H.E.A.R.T technology in the T500 RS, featuring magnetic sensors for an unlimited product lifespan. 

For more information on any of the Thrustmaster products please go to www.thrustmaster.com  

About Thrustmaster

Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries including France, Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Romania and Italy, and distributes its products across more than 30 countries worldwide. The Group's mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users. www.guillemot.com

© 2011 Guillemot Corporation S.A. Hercules® and Thrustmaster® are registered trademarks of Guillemot Corporation S.A. All other trademarks and brand names are hereby acknowledged and are property of their respective owners. Illustrations not binding. Contents, designs and specifications are subject to change without notice and may vary from one country to another.

For further information, please contact:
Thrustmaster Media:
David Tractenberg
(310) 453-2050 x111
david@tractionpr.com

SOURCE Guillemot Corporation



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