It has become a thing, where established sim racing peripheral manufacturers are starting to find a market in the real racing world. More and more sim racing hardware developers are beginning to utilize their sim racing-based manufacturing expertise, to develop hardware for use in real-world scenarios.
Back in March 2022, Italian sim racing steering wheel manufacturer Cube Controls proudly announced a technical partnership with the renowned German Mercedes-AMG automotive brand, to exclusively develop and manufacture a unique custom steering wheel for the Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series. That partnership resulted in the development of two new Mercedes-AMG branded sim racing wheel rims first revealed during the 2022 ADAC SimRacing Expo at the NürnbergMesse in Nuremberg, Germany.
Recently Cube Controls also presented its real-world steering wheel solution, used in the all-new Honda Civic Type R TCR car. The Cube Controls Honda racing wheel was developed in partnership with the Italian JAS Motorsport team who are an official Honda technical partner.
Now Cube Controls is back announcing a new collaboration with Mercedes-AMG, developing a multifunctional steering wheel for the Mercedes-AMG GT2.
Mercedes-AMG GT2 is the most powerful homologated race car in the history of our Customer Racing program. Both the power and the top speed of the new race car rank above the GT3 level.
The Mercedes-AMG GT2 was developed to the technical GT2 regulations of the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) and particularly aims at ambitious amateur drivers. As a result, the new model bridges the gap between the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG GT4.
The car is powered by an AMG 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine with a flat crankshaft that was optimized especially for motorsport purposes. The engine can deliver up to 520 kW (707 hp). All that power is transmitted by means of a sequential six-speed racing gearbox mounted on the rear axle in transaxle configuration.
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