London, August 15, 2012 — Thrustmaster's best-selling mainstream, officially-licensed Ferrari racing wheel has just got even better, with new dual PC/PlayStation®3 electronics, a new pedal set and extra buttons, for gameplay that's more fun than ever!

Some great new additions:

The new version of the Ferrari Challenge features significant enhancements designed to boost users' gaming fun – including 3 extra buttons, for even greater control in the latest racing games! What's more, these buttons work in conjunction with a new and improved electronic system. To top things off, all of the wheel's mechanical components have been optimized as well. Worthy of a special mention is the pedal set, which is completely new: its ergonomics have been reviewed and refined from A to Z. This new configuration ensures comfortable use no matter what the gamer's foot size, along with optimal control of the pressure applied for acceleration and braking. The resulting design is both modern and aggressive, and also incorporates a highly effective, non-slip foot rest.

The keys to its success remain in place:

The Ferrari Challenge Wheel is continuing its distinguished career – having been certified triple platinum, with more than 1,800,000 units sold since it was first launched. With this history of excellence to draw from, it incorporates tried-and-true features such as its "Mapping" function, its programmability and its dual PC and PlayStation®3 compatibility. It also features adjustable sensitivity on the wheel's steering, along with linear resistance – all to ensure the most precise and realistic driving experience. The wheel's automatic re-centering is yet another element which has always been appreciated by users. Its wheel-mounted sequential gearbox system adds even more realism, thanks to 2 Ferrari-style digital paddle shifters. In the center of the wheel, for very easy access, are 1 D-Pad, 12 action buttons (including the 2 paddle shifters) and 1 "Home" button to call up PlayStation®3 menus.

This compact wheel can quickly and easily be stored anywhere, once its central mounting system – which provides optimal stability in games – has been detached.

And last but not least, this new product features eye-catching new packaging as well, sure to attract attention on store shelves.

·         The Ferrari Challenge Wheel will be available in September, at a suggested retail price of €29.99 (VAT included).

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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 in more than 50 countries worldwide. The Group's mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users.

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