Thrustmaster Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition Controller Costs as Much as a Console, Almost

Do you like video games? More importantly, do you really, really like racing games? How about paying an exorbitant amount of money for a racing game accessory? Sure, it's a racing wheel, and those can be pretty important depending on the racing game, but there's probably a point where paying the same cost you'd spend, for say, the console may be too much.

Then again, that's the price you pay (no pun intended) for getting the Ferrari brand name tied to your video game accessory, right? In the case of the Thrustmaster Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition Controller, that's exactly what you're getting. A ridiculously famous name brand, plus other features that may be enough to sway the fence-sitting consumer. For example, you get two metal pedals, the ability to run the accessory on 4 AA batteries for upwards of 50 hours, and a latency-free 2.4GHz wireless system.

It also has a rigid, metal adjustable frame. Basically, you can reposition the steering wheel to fit your needs, depending what you're sitting on, how tall you are (or short), all to make sure that you're comfortable while playing for long periods of time. You can also detach the wheel, if you want. We couldn't think of why anyone would want to do that, but in the video, you'll realize why you'd want to show the wheel off. There are gearshift levers, and a "genuine" Manettino dial with 5 backlit positions, which means you can configure your wheel on the fly, while in the game.

That's a lot of features, no doubt about it. As for the price, that'll run you a cool $250. You can also only get the wheel for your PC or PlayStation 3. So all you Xbox 360 owners out there, you're out of luck. Anyone out there aching to get their hands on this guy?

[via Kotaku; video via VirtualRNet]