Laurence Dusoswa presents his detailed review of the high-end Quaife sequential Sim Shifter by Pro-Sim.
In 2016, the UK-based Pro-Sim company introduced the first working prototype of the H-pattern sim shifter developed in partnership with R.T. Quaife Engineering, Ltd which is a British manufacturer of automotive drive-train products for both road-going and racing cars. The final product was released in 2017 and set a benchmark.
Following on the success of the H-pattern sim shifter, Pro-Sim introduced the sequential sim shifter. Again, this product was exclusively developed in partnership with the world renowned gearbox manufacture Quaife Engineering.
Official Webpage – www.pro-sim.co.uk
The Pro-Sim sequential sim shifter design features a gear lever that is easier to adjust and to many more positions. The new design of shifter is quieter than the older version 1 Pro-Sim sequential sim shifter and is also more robust. Pro-Sim has also added an adjustable plunger so that you can chose the exact strength of gear change required.
The main advancement on this version is the optional active shifting that uses a hydraulic system and software to only allow gear shifts when the gear is unloaded exactly like on a real car.
This shifter is also a work of art and with the Perspex cover you are able to see the complete mechanism working on every gear change which is something very special.
The Pro-Sim sequential sim shifter fitted with the standard aluminium gear knob is available via the official Pro-Sim Webstore for £895.00 – €1032.00 – $1237.00 + shipping.
Fitted with an optional GT knob, the Pro-Sim sequential sim shifter reaches a price of £970.00 – €1119.00 – $1340 + shipping.
The shifter is available in two different color schemes. Red/Black and Silver/Black.
What is included:
- Pro-Sim by Quaife sequential shifter plug and play
- High quality 2m USB a to b cable
- Mounting plate for table attachment
- Aluminium formula style gear knob
- Shaft extension
- Shift-lock mechanism (see below for details)
RT Quaife Engineering Ltd uses motorsport-inspired design and precision engineering capabilities to deliver a large range of high performance drivetrain products destined for vehicle manufacturers, motorsport competitors and the retail aftermarket.
Quaife was founded in 1965. Headquartered near Sevenoaks in the South East of England, the firm employs over 80 skilled people at two high technology manufacturing facilities, which produce a globally recognised brand of products that are sold through 70 distributors in 26 countries.