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August 9, 2023

Which racing wheel should you choose to play Gran Turismo 7

With the arrival of Gran Turismo 7, the latest edition of the blockbuster sim racing video game series, it’s crucial to choose the right racing wheel to take advantage of all the sensations the game has to offer. With that in mind, Thrustmaster’s sim racing experts are thrilled to offer a selection of great racing wheels to help you really get the most out of one of the most highly-anticipated sim racing games of the year on PlayStation®.

Gran turismo : a sim game made for people who love lifelike racing sensations

Before getting into all of the specifics, a quick look in the rear-view mirror is a good idea.

Created by Kazunori Yamauchi, Gran Turismo is one of the most popular sim racing video game series worldwide. The original game was released in 1997: it was only available on Sony® PlayStation® consoles, which has also been the case for all subsequent games in the series. Even in its earliest iteration, Gran Turismo revolutionized car racing games by offering unique sensations and groundbreaking elements — like having to earn your driver’s license, and starting the game without access to high-performance cars.

25 years later, the Gran Turismo series has become absolutely legendary — with the latest edition, Gran Turismo 7, having been eagerly anticipated by legions of diehard fans around the world.

To help you be sure to get the most out of the new game and really experience all of its intensity, we’ve put together a selection of Thrustmaster racing wheels that are perfect for Gran Turismo 7.

T248 : versatility above all

The latest model from Thrustmaster, T248 is a racing wheel designed for gamers whose main focus is to experience all of the fun and sensations in all types of racing games on PS5™, PS4™ and PC.

Featuring a hybrid Force Feedback system, T248 is extremely versatile, allowing gamers to really appreciate all of the different race tracks and cars available in Gran Turismo 7.

In terms of Force Feedback, T248 offers 3 different modes which are compatible with all current racing games:

  • FFB1 : for Force Feedback that’s faithful to the game
  • FFB2 : for enhanced Force Feedback, and better control
  • FFB3 : for boosted Force Feedback, allowing you to really feel all of the different racing sensations to the maximum

For the release of Gran Turismo 7, Thrustmaster’s experts recommend that you download the official mapping

The T248 racing wheel includes the T3PM magnetic pedal set, providing thousandth-of-a-second precision. Some of the T3PM pedal set’s main features include:

  • 4 braking modes
  • 100% metal pedal heads
  • Up to 440 pounds/200 kg of pressure

Versatility, smooth performance and control are all on the menu. T248 is available for $399.99 / €349.99. | Click here to check out T248

t300rs gt edition : the wheel that lets you immerse yourself in your races

If you want to perfect your skills as a driver in Gran Turismo, T300RS GT Edition has been designed for you. Featuring the smoothest Force Feedback in its category, it provides exceptional driving pleasure. Compatible with PS4™, PS5™ and PC, T300RS GT Edition is equipped with features that really focus on racing sensations.

To perfectly replicate all of every race track’s different elements, T300RS GT Edition features a fast and powerful brushless servomotor.

Its dual-belt system eliminates any dead zones, while ensuring powerful transmission of effects. It’s just what you need for incredible realism in any racing environment.

T300RS GT Edition also features Thrustmaster’s patented H.E.A.R.T magnetic technology — for optimal, contactless precision. Since there’s no contact, the wheel’s razor-sharp precision won’t decrease over time.

For the release of Gran Turismo 7, Thrustmaster’s experts recommend that you download the official mapping

You can even customize your racing setup by using different Thrustmaster add-on wheels (sold separately) with the powerful T300RS GT Edition base. Take your racing to the next level with a wide variety of sensations: adapt your virtual experience with different wheels, to get the most out of the encyclopedic wealth of options in Gran Turismo 7. What’s more, you can be sure that the included T3PA-GT pedal set will never let you down.

Representing excellent value for your money, T300RS GT Edition is available for $449.99 / €399.99. | Click here to check out T300RS GT Edition

Le t-gt II : a powerhouse of innovative technologies for an unrivaled racing feel

June 23, 2021 saw the launch of the second version of the world-famous T-GT racing wheel, officially licensed for Gran Turismo: T-GT II. Compatible with PS4™, PS5™ and PC, this new edition was the result of more than 23,000 hours’ worth of Research and Development design, offering gamers unprecedented levels of precision and durability.

You know it just as well as we do: a driver’s ability to perfectly navigate through turns and flawlessly drift is essential in this type of game. With that in mind, T-GT II features cutting-edge T-DCC technology, for real-time drift curve calculation. There’s nothing else like it for maximum drifting precision!

For unique racing sensations, T-RTF Force Feedback technology has got you covered. Thanks to a built-in processor, Force Feedback effects are managed directly — without any latency or dead zones. You’ll love the immediate responsiveness that this makes possible.

T-GT II also features T-DFB technology, developed in partnership with Polyphony Digital® exclusively for Gran Turismo 7 and Gran Turismo Sport. Unique to T-GT II, T-DFB lets you clearly feel all of each race track’s different textures, with even the slightest vibrations transmitted directly to your wheel.

Last but certainly not least: in order to ensure the maximum levels of durability and quality over time, T-GT II features a brand-new electronic design with AEC-Q-certified printed circuit boards, from the real-world automotive industry.

For the release of Gran Turismo 7, Thrustmaster’s experts recommend that you download the official mapping

As you can see, T-GT II is the ultimate racing wheel for Gran Turismo 7, with a wide range of innovative technologies providing an ultra-realistic racing experience.

At the pinnacle of Thrustmaster’s high-end racing wheels, T-GT II is available for $799.99 / €749.99. | Click here to check out T-GT II

Rest assured that, whatever your needs, Thrustmaster’s range of racing wheels has exactly what you’re looking for. With these three standout racing wheels that we’ve carefully selected, you’ll be able to master every race track that Gran Turismo 7 has to offer. So there’s just one important thing for you to focus on: achieving your very best performance!