The new Mercedes-AMG GT Edition SIM Wheel is Cube Controls’ first wheel designed in partnership with an automotive brand. Leaning heavily on the original, the licenced sim wheel even features the same shifters used in the high-end GT vehicles.
The Cube Controls Mercedes-AMG – GT Edition SIM Wheel aims at pro racers and those who can afford a piece of real racing on their sim rig. It is the first wheel the Italian steering wheel specialist has designed in partnership with an automotive brand.
Indeed, the general design is already very close to the real wheel. With the shifters, however, Cube Controls goes even one step further. That is because the Cube Controls Mercedes-AMG – GT Edition SIM Wheel features the same shifters used in the high-end AMG GT vehicles.
Cube Controls Mercedes-AMG SIM Wheel: From Real Motorsport To Virtual Racing
Cube Controls first announced their partnership with Mercedes-AMG in March 2022. At last year’s SimRacing Expo (December 2022) they then showed a prototype of the wheel to the public. Now, roughly 10 months later, the Mercedes-AMG – GT Edition SIM Wheel is available for purchase.
With a diameter of 320 mm, a max grip thickness of 43 mm and a weight of 1,300 g, Cube Controls’ licence wheel leans heavily on the its real-life counterpart. It also sports the same grip shape as the real track series and AMG GT2 cars.
As for the electronics, you will have more than enough options for optimal assignment and operation. The wheel features ten momentary buttons, two front rotary encoders and two thumb rotary encoders, both with RGB label. Moreover, there are also two multi-directional joysticks with integrated encoders. And the backlight RGB buttons, a common feature in most Cube Controls wheels, makes riding in the dark easy.
Cube Controls AMG GT Edition SIM Wheel Specs
|Grip-to-Grip wheel length||32 cm|
|Grip max thickness||43 mm|
|Motorsport driven grips ergonomics, same grip shape as the real Track Series and GT2 cars||√|
|Proprietary custom made tactile button assembly||√|
|Improved button guards with better ergonomics and feeling||√|
|Q-CONN usb connector||√|
|Backlight RGB buttons||√|
|Front rotary encoders with RGB label||2|
|Thumb rotary encoders with RGB label||2|
|Motorsport grade paddle shifters, exactly the same as used on the real Mercedes-AMG Track Series and GT2 cars||√|
|2x multi-directional joystick with integrated encoder||2|
|Integrated charging electronics||√|
|LiPo battery, up to 40 hours of use||V 2000mAh|
|Connection and battery status LEDs||√ (green when charged, red while charging, yellow when out of power)|
|On/off pushbutton on the backside of the wheel||√|
|In-software shifters configuration||√|
|5mm brushed and anodized aluminum front plate||√|
|Front carbon badge and genuine Mercedes Benz logo, same as GT2 cars||√|
|Die-cast back enclosure and main frame||√|
|Optional wheel hub compatible with all formula-style quick release hubs (3 bolts, 1-inch and 70mm PCD)||√|
|USB+Bluetooth Dual mode||√|
|Q-conn magnetic connection cable||√|
|Customizable RGB LEDs buttons and dials||√|
Licenced Wheels Come At A Price
Like Fanatec with BMW, the Cube Controls Mercedes-AMG GT SIM Wheel was designed in partnership with a renowned automotive brand. As usual, that has its price. Cube Controls’ new licence piece comes at €705 (tax and shipment not included) and can be purchased on their website. Though definitely not on the cheap side, this is still (a lot) less than other comparable collab products. Remember, Fanatec’s BMW M4 GT3 Podium wheel came at €1,499,95. And for the (very tasty) Bentley GT3 Podium, there is still no release date, let alone a price tag.
As of writing this, the Cube Controls Mercedes-AMG – GT Edition SIM Wheel is available for €705 on the Cube Controls website.
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