A belated Happy New Year to all Gran Turismo fans! I hope Santa Claus brought you everything that you wanted over the festive period. If he didn’t then you might want to read on to find out details of what might well be the ultimate post Christmas stocking filler.
I can reveal that as of today, European, African and Australasian markets will start retailing what is only the second ever wheel to be officially licensed for use with Gran Turismo - the Thrustmaster T500 RS. The wheel was initially revealed just prior to the Christmas period but is officially launched today.
This is what Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi had to say recently about the collaboration;
The goal that I set for the Thrustmaster team was to design for me the most precise wheel ever developed, without any latency- to accurately reproduce the sensations of GT5, and let users truly feel the emotions experienced by drivers on real racing circuits.”
The product that has been created as a result of the intensive R&D effort is certain to be on the wish list of any serious racer.
The rig has a rugged, almost all-metal design weighing in at a meaty 12kg for both the wheel and the pedal set up. The T500 RS also features precision engineered steering, acceleration and braking inputs which are designed to make the most of the real driving simulator’s acclaimed driving physics.
You can find detailed information as well as the latest news about the T500 RS on its dedicated Facebook page : Thrustmaster T500 RS.
Get a good look at the wheel in the trailer below and then check out gran-turismo.com for more information.
The Thrustmaster T500RS goes on sale Wednesday 5th January and will retail for an RRP of €499.99/£449.99. Is it destined to be the finishing component of your GT5 racing set-up?