Asetek Release New 27Nm Direct Drive Wheel Base & Formula Wheel

Asetek have just unveiled their brand new 27Nm direct drive wheel base and their new formula steering wheel. Here is all of the information including price, release date and more.

Asetek Invicta Direct Drive Wheel Base
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Up until recently, Asetek has been best known for their high-end sim racing pedals. That has all changed today with a host of new product announcements.

Danish company Asetek has just unveiled a new range of sim racing products. These include three brand-new direct drive wheel bases, two new formula-style steering wheels and new sim racing pedals.

All of these new sim racing products transform Asetek’s sim racing lineup. You can now for the first time run a completely Asetek-only sim racing setup.

What new products has Asetek launched?

So Asetek’s new product launch today has been a pretty big one. There are a lot of new products on show, and this can cause some confusion as to which products are best for different requirements.

Budget

La Prima Range

Mid-Level

Forte

High-End

Invicta

Vertagear SL5000
noblechairs HERO
Razer Iskur

WHEEL BASE

12Nm direct drive

WHEEL BASE

18Nm direct drive
Wheel base price €799.99

WHEEL BASE

27Nm direct drive
Wheel base price €1,199.99

STEERING WHEEL

Formula wheel

12 push buttons

3 rotary encoders

15 LED lights

STEERING WHEEL

Formula wheel

12 push buttons

9 encoders

21 LED lights
Wheel price €479.99

PEDALS

Hydraulic pedals
180kg pedal force
RGB LEDs
Adjustable pedal stops
Adjustable travel settings
Pedal price €713

PEDALS

Load cell pedals
Clutch sold seperately

PEDALS

Load cell pedals
180kg pedal force
Pedal price €419

BUNDLE PRICE

From €1,079.99

Wheel bases

To break it down, Asetek has launched three brand new wheel bases, the La Prima, Forte, and Invicta. Both the Forte and Invicta can be purchased separately. While the La Prima is only currently available in the La Prima bundle, more on that later on.

  • La Prima wheel base – 12Nm direct drive
  • Forte wheel base – 18Nm direct drive
  • Invicta wheel base – 27Nm direct drive
Steering wheels

To go along with these new wheel bases, you’ll need a steering wheel, so Asetek has you covered there as well. There are two brand new steering wheels on offer, the La Prima wheel and the Forte wheel.

Much like the wheel bases, the La Prima wheel is only available as part of the La Prima bundle. The Forte wheel is available to purchase individually.

  • La Prima formula steering wheel – Available in La Prima bundle
  • Forte formula steering wheel – Available to purchase separately
Pedals

Finally, rounding out today’s announcements are the La Prima pedals, which are only sold as part of the La Prima bundle.

  • La Prima Sim Racing Pedals – Brake and Throttle – Available in La Prima bundle

Phew! That was a lot of products to get through. As you can tell, this has been a pretty busy day for the folks over at Asetek.

Bundles

I’ve mentioned it a few times already, so thought I’d highlight it again. As well as the individual products that have just been announced, Asetek are selling a new bundle, the La Prima bundle.

The La Prima bundle consists of a wheel base, steering wheel and pedal set that are not available separately.

  • La Prima Bundle – Includes La Prima wheel base, La Prima steering wheel & La Prima pedals

Asetek La Prima, Forte, Invicta wheel bases

Starting with the wheel bases, as these are possibly the most impressive product launches we’ve seen today.

Asetek has launched three different wheel bases. All are direct drive with a range of force feedback outputs.

Invicta wheel base – 27Nm

The new Asetek Invicta wheel base sits at the top of the tree in terms of performance. It is built to be one of the best performing direct drive wheel bases and offers a staggering 27Nm of peak torque.

That amount of force feedback strength allows it to compete with the strongest and most powerful direct drive wheel bases on the market today.

It has been designed as a professional-level wheel base, and utilises four million points of resolution, with a 22-bit encoder for extreme resolution and precision.

On the reverse of all of the Invicta wheel base is five USB ports allowing you to connect pedals and other peripherals. And all of these new Asetek wheel bases offer front, side and bottom mounting.

The Invicta wheel base is available to purchase for €1,199.99.

Forte wheel base – 18Nm

The Forte wheel base is a direct drive wheel base that utilises the same hardware as the more powerful Invicta wheel base. It is capable of outputting up to 18Nm of force feedback torque.

While this wheel base does sit in between the La Prima and Invicta in terms of performance. It is actually the entry-level wheel base that is available to purchase separately. That is because you cannot buy the La Forte wheel base individually from the bundle.

The Forte wheel base is available to purchase for €799.99.

La Prima wheel base – 12Nm

The entry-level La Prima wheel base isn’t available to purchase individually, instead, it is only available as part of the La Prima bundle. This bundle is designed as a great entry point for sim racers looking for a low-cost, high-performance direct drive sim racing bundle.

The La Prima wheel base outputs 12Nm of peak torque and it utilises the same hardware and feature set as the most powerful Invicta wheel base. It features a 22-bit encoder with low latency and detailed response.

It also features a cable-free quick release meaning the link between the steering wheel and wheel base is cable free.

The La Prima bundle is available to purchase for €1,079.99.


Asetek La Prima, Forte formula steering wheels

Asetek has announced two brand new formula-style sim racing steering wheels. Both of these wheels are based on the same design with a few variances to seperate them.

Forte formula steering wheel

The new Forte steering wheel has been designed to replicate the same experience found in an open-wheeled race car.

It utilises a range of high-end materials including real carbon fibre to create a wheel that performs well when paired with any of the powerful Asetek direct drive wheel bases.

The exterior features real carbon fibre, and there are plenty of inputs. You have twelve push buttons, two 2-way toggle switches, two 7-way switches, three rotary encoders and six thumb encoders.

These inputs should easily be enough for any sim racer to feel comfortable behind the wheel. There are also 49 fully customisable ARGB LED rev lights and flag lights.

The reverse of the wheel features two contactless magnetic shifters, and there is space to upgrade to a dual-clutch system.

The Forte formula steering wheel is available to purchase for €479.99.

La Prima formula steering wheel

Both the La Prima and Forte steering wheels are bespoke designs based on the style of steering wheel found in open-wheel race cars.

The La Prima steering wheel features a range of the same features as the higher-end Forte wheel, with a few ommissions. This wheel isn’t available to purchase individually, instead, it’s available as part of the more budget-focused La Prima sim racing bundle.

The design of the wheel is almost identical to the Forte, and features a range of push buttons, two 7-way switches, and three 12-way encoders.

The La Prima bundle is available to purchase for €1,079.99.


Asetek La Prima bundle

As I have spoken about a fair bit in this guide, Asetek has launched a new sim racing bundle, the La Prima bundle.

This bundle includes a 12Nm direct drive wheel base, steering wheel and pedal set. It takes a lot of the high-end performance on offer from the products mentioned above, and packages it all nicely into a budget-friendly sim racing bundle.

The La Prima bundle is available to purchase for €1,079.99.


What is the release date for these new products?

All of the products mentioned above can be pre-ordered today. However, there hasn’t been word of when the products will be delivered. We can expect this to be announced shortly, with delivery hopefully in 2022.



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