Premium GT5 Steering Wheel Outed

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T500RS

Pretty soon, a product will be unleashed on the the retail market, that’ll make you question just how much of a HT5 fan you are. While the premium Logitech G27 wheel is currently the cream of the crop, there’s a new product on the way that’ll challenge its position.

And though I’ve always considered myself a bit of a Thrustmaster, this is the real deal – a fully featured, premium racing wheel from the fabled joystick purveyor that’ll have a suitably premium price tag. It’s even endorsed by Polyphony Digital head and incontrovertible racing nut, Kazunori Yamauchi. The Thrustmaster T500RS is so fancy it includes its price in its name. That’s right folks, it’ll set you back $500 for its entry-level configuration. Want a gated shifter? That’ll cost you extra, racing fan.

It does seem for some though, that it’ll be worth it. The list of features is an impressive collection of technical and racing jargon that escapes my grasp, but makes me want it anyway.

Main:
•Realistic steering wheel
•30cm in diameter with brushed metal radio stations.
•Authentic levers sequential gearbox polished metal.

Force Feedback:
•Accurate Technology HallEffect Technology HEART
•Ultra wheel, with resolution of 16 bits (65,536 values in the address)
•Industrial motor force feedback (150 mNm torque, 3000 rpm, 65 W, 52mm)
•Powerful Force Feedback rapid response t
•Plug motor drive
•Mechanisms with large double straps
•Adjustable angle of rotation up to 1080º (3 full turns)

Pedals:
•With 2 locations to choose from (mounted: F1 or suspended: GT)
•Metal pedals, high stability and resistance
•Weight 7 Kg approximately
•3 adjustable pedals both in space and height
•Brake pedal and adjustable enhanced resistance
•Textured metal footrest grid

Sounds awesome, even if it does cost more than the console you’ll be playing the game on.

Source : GTPlanet.
Pictures thiefed from Planetadejuego

Last Updated: December 6, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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