Thrustmaster T-GT Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Wheel Mini Review by SimRacingGirl
SimRacingGirl presents a mini review of the upcoming Thrustmaster T-GT wheel for the PlayStation 4. The T-GT is officially compatible with the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport racing game.
The Thrustmaster T-GT is a high end force-feedback steering controller which is a product of four years of co-development between Thrustmaster and Gran Turismo. The focus of Gran Turismo for the development of the “T-GT” was not just to provide feedback power, but to secure the linearity of the output torque, its precision, and consistency. The steering wheel utilizes a T-40VE brushless motor that produces accurate force feedback torque consistently even during a long race.
The wheel is wrapped in genuine leather and features 4 rotary selector dials and two customizable mini-sticks. In addition to the standard force feedback feature, the T-DFB (Depth Feedback) system conveys fine information in the range of 30Hz to 100Hz to the steering wheel, to provide driver information that cannot be expressed alone through a motorized force feedback system. This is an exclusive feature that creates a rich driving feel in Gran Turismo Sport.
The T-GT will be available for purchase to coincide with the launch of the Gran Turismo Sport game, at a suggested retail price of €799.99 – £699.99 – $799.99. The T-GT is composed of the T-GT Servo Base, the detachable T-GT wheel, the custom T-TURBO toroidal power supply, and the three-pedal T3PGT pedal set.
T-DFB techno: Exclusive for GT Sport
Combining brushless motors’ refined Force Feedback with this Depth Feedback creates a realistic 3D perception of the environment. And adding suspension and vibration effects via the steering column gives more information.
Thrustmaster T-GT Servo base
T-DFB Depth and linear Feedback system (40W)
+ industrial-class brushless motor! (50% more dynamics, 4 times greater stall force
Detachable Leather Wrapped Wheel
4 rotary selectors, 12 positions
+ 2 mini-sticks
+ 2 metal paddle shifters
T3PGT: 3 metal pedals included
Metal pedals, metal pedal arms and inner structure
Adjustable accelerator and clutch pedals (in height and spacing).
T-DFB: Exclusive technology for Gran Turismo Sport – Years of collaboration with Polyphony have resulted in the creation of in-depth sensations in the steering column. Combining brushless motors’ refined Force Feedback with this Depth Feedback creates a realistic 3D perception of the environment. Adding suspension and vibration effects via the steering column gives drivers more information with which to analyze and experience cars’ behaviour and physics, and therefore anticipate and instantly react to track conditions. Thrustmaster T-DFB is exclusive for GT Sport and for future Gran Turismo games.
T-M.C.E: (patent pending) Motor-Cooling-Embedded system maintains linearity and dynamics with the new T-40VE motor. It provides
50% more dynamics, 4 times greater stall force, and heat dissipation via monophasic cooling.
T-40VE: The T-GT motor provides powerful 40-watt LINEAR brushless Force Feedback and incredible velocity (dynamic torque): from long stall curves (STALL mode) to super-responsive zigzags (DYNAMIC mode).
T-F.O.C: H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology) (U.S. patent number 8,920,240) provides 16-bit resolution (65,536 values), while the new F.O.C. (Field Oriented Control) algorithm dynamically optimizes the response to intense torque demands.
T-Turbo Power: Toroïdal: toroïdal-shaped for optimized efficiency versus heat at 86%, with a finless design. Peak power : 400 watts
T3PGT: 3-pedal pedal set included
Sturdy: GT Metal Pedal heads with metal arms and metal inner structure with long range of travel
Progressive: Brake pedal with progressive resistance conic brake mod
Adjustable: Accelerator and clutch pedals adjustable in height and spacing
Detachable metal wheel with full leather coating
The finest and smoothest-textured leather has been selected to facilitate drifting maneuvers, inspired by the racing wheels on real sports cars. The leather’s sewing pattern has been specially designed so as not to be felt by the driver, while the wrapping style has been designed to ensure maximum comfort, especially for the driver’s thumbs, for long hours of racing.
- Detachable leather-wrapped wheel
- 4 rotary selectors : 12 positions with push buttons for extra responsiveness when selecting settings in real time while racing.
- 2 mini-sticks : For intuitive, quick access in navigation menus and extra control over progressive settings.
- 2 metal paddle shifters
- 270°–1080° rotation :Weighs less than 2.6 lb /1.2 kg for optimal inertia, and to deliver realistic Force Feedback sensations.
Box contents: Wheel, base, 3-pedal pedal set, T-Turbo power supply, clamping system, user manual and warranty information.
Official Webpage – www.thrustmaster.com