Gran Turismo Sport Thrustmaster T300RS unveiled

by on November 29, 2016

Thrustmaster just unveiled a GT Sport T300RS.

Ahead of Gran Turismo Sport’s release in 2017, the T300RS combines the best of racing wheel tech since 1993. Here’s what the special T300RS has:

Advanced Technologies Under the Hood:
Inspired by the passionate racing community and dedicated to their approach of developing a fully functioning hardware ecosystem, Thrustmaster is bringing this new and world class racing wheel to the market ahead of the release of Playstation’s most anticipated racing game Gran Turismo Sport. The T300RS GT Edition, an officially Gran Turismo licensed racing wheel, is built around perfectly harnessed technologies developed by Thrustmaster – including an industrial brushless motor offering full Force Feedback and 1080° degrees of rotation. Racers will appreciate the controller’s flexibility, its smoothness, its ease of use and most importantly its responsiveness – not to mention the impressive level of realism delivered by the force feedback system. The dual-belt system allows for the T300RS GT Edition’s flexibility and the most dedicated racers will truly appreciate the racing wheel’s silent turns and swerves as they tear around the race track. In addition to the flexibility and silent maneuverability offered by the brushless motor, the racing wheel boasts incredible precision delivered by the H.E.A.R.T (HallEffect AccuRate Technology™*), which features contactless magnetic sensors delivering long-lasting 16-bit precision (i.e. 65,536 values). The T300RS GT Edition features internal memory and upgradable firmware, allowing users to keep up-to-date with the most recent upgrades and improvements.

Precision Racing At the Racers’ Feet:
To give racers the ability to take their skills to the next level, the T300RS GT Edition features a metal 3-pedal set including clutch, brake and accelerator. Designed to offer even greater immersion and realism, the pedal set ensures exceptional stability, meaning even the heaviest foot movements during the most intense racing maneuvers will not dislodge these pedals.

The set also features adjustable, long-travel metal pedals where the height and spacing position of the accelerator and clutch pedals can be adjusted. To simulate racing authenticity, the brake pedal offers progressive resistance. Brand new pedal heads were created specifically for this controller, featuring a unique design, exclusive to this special edition.

Tailored Technology at the Racers’ Fingertips:
The T300RS GT Edition racing wheel is made from metal and features a rubber trim, with the whole wheel being fully detachable, courtesy of the Thrustmaster Quick Release system. It features the official PlayStation®4 buttons (PS, SHARE, OPTIONS) offering instant access to the system’s menus and social features. Boasting an 11″ / 28 cm diameter and a metal central hub, the racing wheel delivers maximum realism, that is also supported by its weight, at no less than 2.6 lbs. / 1.2 kg.

Perfectly suited to the force feedback ratio, the racing wheel’s weight feels as true-to-life as possible. With metal paddle shifters attached to the racing wheel, measuring 5″ / 13 cm in height, and a tact switch tested for over 500,000 activations, gear changes will always be extremely quick and efficient, enabling racers to shave precious fractions of a second off each lap time. The device offers deep customisation, allowing racers to assign multiple functions to the 13 action buttons and directional buttons.

With a rotation angle adjustable from 270° to 1080°, the T300RS GT Edition allows racers to hone their skills with every type of car. Always making sure to deliver an ultra-realistic racing experience, this racing wheel can easily be fitted to desks, tables, and also mounted in a cockpit. It is compatible with the various components of the Thrustmaster racing ecosystem – detachable wheels (599XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition**, TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On, Ferrari F1 Add-on**, Ferrari GTE Add-on**, T500RS GT Wheel** and Base-Fixed Paddle Shifters kit**), pedal sets (T3PA-PRO **) or gearboxes (TH8A** and TH8RS**).

Closer to launch, a T500RS high end wheel will be available.

The T300RS Gran Turismo Edition is available for £349.99 and is compatible with PS4, PS3, and PC.