By Asetek

Forte® Formula Steering Wheel

Regular price €648,99
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Forte® Formula Steering Wheel
Regular price €648,99
Regular price Sale price €648,99

Drawing inspiration from real-world formula cars, the team at Asetek Simsports® designed the Forte® Formula Steering Wheel. Racers and sim racers contributed their insights. This steering wheel replicates the feeling of real-life racing and incorporates sim racing feedback.

With a blank slate and a clear objective, they set out to create the ultimate sim racing formula wheel. They aimed for affordability, like their other products. The result is the Asetek Simsports Forte® Formula steering wheel, a proud achievement.

Many racing wheels, sim or real-life, derive their strength from the front face plate and handles. Often, these wheels have handlebars that mechanically connect at both ends, limiting size and design flexibility.

To maximize rigidity, they used a composite material of carbon, glass, and plastic for the injection-molded chassis. This chassis boasts high natural rigidity and strength, complemented by a laser-etched forged carbon exterior. It opens up the possibility for users to modify handles, add clutches, and DRS paddles without compromising strength and rigidity.

The chassis incorporates a metal spider interface inside, enhancing its anti-flex properties. It also provides a robust interface for the removable handles. As a result, they've created a stiff, non-flexing steering wheel. Users can change or upgrade handles over time, allowing for a personalized steering wheel. Currently, they offer two sizes - the default size fits average-sized hands, while an XL version caters to larger hands.

They made the handles from comfortable, soft, and durable silicone rubber. Easy to clean and disinfect, these handles ensure comfort and control, regardless of whether the user wears racing gloves. Users can easily swap the handles to accommodate future upgrades in color, size, shape, and hardness.

Lastly, a 2mm woven carbon plate forms the front face of the wheel. It hosts all the buttons and switches, adding elegance to its functional design.

128 individual input options

With 128 individual input options, the Asetek Simsports® Forte® Formula Steering Wheel will, through our RaceHub™, give you the option to customize and map all buttons, switches, encoders, and paddles you need to be on top of your game. Featuring 12 push buttons, two 2-way toggle switches and two 7-way kinky switches, three rotary encoders, and six thumb encoders, you are able to control all of your desired settings.

All buttons, switches, and rotaries are of the highest quality standards and fully tested and validated in our automated button testing machines to ensure years and years of reliable daily use.

The backside features, by default, two contactless magnetic shifter paddles, for fast and seamless gear shifts. The wheel is easily upgradeable to a dual-clutch for perfect race starts as well as two additional mappable paddles that, for example, can be used for effortless overtake and DRS activation. All paddles and associated mechanics are, like the wheel chassis itself, injection molded with an ultralight and stiff carbon composite material.

The Forte® wheel features no less than 49 fully customizable ARGB LEDs including rev and flag lights – allowing you to not only customize the look of your steering wheel, but also help you make those split-second decisions that can make the difference between success and failure. LEDs can, of course, be adjusted, dimmed, color customized, and mapped in RaceHub™, with many many more features to come. Each button and LED can be clearly marked via the provided sticker sheet, giving a backlit label for each function on your wheel.

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Forte® Formula Steering Wheel

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Tech specs


  • Tech specs

    • Exquisite, radical, and minimalistic Danish industrial design 
    • Made in Denmark 
    • 49 Total programmable ARGB LEDs
    • 15 aRGB RevLEDs 
    • 6 aRGB FlagLEDs 
    • 12 Button ARGB LEDs 
    • 12 aRGB LEDs for backlit rotary switches 
    • 12 Push buttons, 2 two-way Toggle switches, 2 seven-way Kinky switches 
    • 3 twelve position Rotary encoders, 6 Thumb encoders
    • 2 Contactless Magnetic shifter Paddles with additional optional paddles being upgradable 
    • Injection molded Carbon fiber reinforced composite chassis with laser etched forged carbon structure 
    • 2 mm woven carbon fiber front face  
    • Possibility to change to XL handles at a later time
    • Easy-to-use, no-play quick-release. Ensuring stable data and power transmission without the use of cables, batteries, or wireless signals.
  • Software features

    • Full button, switch, encoder, and paddle custom mapping 
    • Customizable Rev lights 
    • Pitlane control and Pit limiter 
    • Night mode 
    • LED start-up sequence 
    • Auto connection detection
    • Clutch configuration
  • Compatibility

    Games:

    • Assetto Corsa 
    • Assetto Corsa Competizione 
    • DiRT Rally 
    • DiRT Rally 2.0
    • F1 Series 
    • iRacing 
    • Project Cars 2 
    • rFactor 2 
    • And many more (all games that accept direct input devices) 
  • Dimensions

    290mm diameter with default configuration. 294mm diameter with XL handles. 

What is included


  • Box contents

    • Forte® Formula Steering Wheel
    • Button Label Sticker Sheet
    • Anti-static Carbon Fiber Tweezer
    • Grey replacement cushions for handles

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