Mark Hargett and HPP Simulation have been making quality pedals for sim racing for a while now, namely the hydraulic PHT pedal set. Mark has now revealed the PRX series of pedals, which serves as a “leaner, meaner” version of its predecessor, while boasting more functionality.
One of the most noteworthy features of the HPP PRX Series of pedals is that there are four (count ’em, FOUR) different ways you can mount your pedals. You can have the upright open wheel car style, leaning forward, leaning backwards, and the hanging GT car style. This is without having to purchase a separate add-on, like some other sets require.
The PRX pedals also use HPP Simulation’s proprietary hydraulic system for the brake pedal, which features a fully enclosed solution for authentic brake modulation. The hydraulic system will work just fine, be it upright or hanging style. HPP also developed their own proprietary pressure sensor, to make sure that you will be able to realistically and effectively slow down your virtual vehicle.
HPP has also been able to shed weight and shrink down the size while doing these enhancements. While the PHT set of pedals were around 14 inches wide, the PRX set is around 12″, and features the same pedal spacing. You can also move the pedals in for less spacing, which will make a smaller footprint. A special set of the pedals will also feature the “hollowed out pedal arms”, which I assume would reduce the weight as well.
There is no word on when these pedals will be released, and for how much. I would wager a guess that the two-pedal set will be around the $750 mark, and 3-pedals around $1,100, once they’re available.
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