Thrustmaster unveils T500RS steering wheel for Gran Turismo 5

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 31, 2010

Thrustmaster has replaced Logitech and is now the official builder of the wheel for the Gran Turismo brand. Thrustmaster has released the official specs and price for its T500RS steering wheel and pedal set, which is the official driving simulator for Gran Turismo 5.

Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and Senior Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment, said that they had aimed to come up with the most precise wheel ever developed, without any latency, in order to accurately reproduce the sensations of GT5, and enable users to feel the emotions that drivers on real racing circuits have while racing.

The T500RS, which is completely optimized for GT5, weighs 4.6 kg (10 lbs) for the wheel, and 7.3 kg (16 lbs) for the pedal set. Notably, metal is used for the gearshift levers, the wheel's central spokes section (30cm in diameter) and the pedal set.

The sequential gearlevers mounted on the base have large 17cm levers that can be accessed without letting go of the wheel.

The wheel has 1080° rotation and its 3 full turns are also adjustable. Two positions are offered by the metal pedal: "floor-mounted" F1 style, or "suspended" GT style. In the upcoming months, Thrustmaster will also be offering an independent gear stick.

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