Thrustmaster has two officially licensed Gran Turismo racing wheels, the Thrustmaster T300 RS GT and Thrustmaster T-GT. So which of these two sets are the best for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive videogame, GT Sport? You can find out in our features comparison guide below:
You can check out the current price tags for the two products with the following links on Amazon:
The T300 RS GT has been officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment for use with both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The T-GT is officially licensed by Sony for use with the PlayStation 4. Both wheels can also be used on computers to play compatible PC racing games.
Both the Thrustmaster T300 RS GT and Thrustmaster T-GT support an adjustable rotation angle of 270 degrees to 1080 degrees.
Force Feedback Rumble
The T300 RS uses an industrial-class brushless servomotor paired with a dual-belt system for force feedback. The servomotor is used to provide realistic, responsive and seamless rumble that won’t make much noise when active. The dual-belt system is 1080 degrees, making sure that the force feedback can be felt throughout the rotation angle of the steering wheel.
The T-GT features a far more advanced rumble setup as it uses T-LIN, T-40VE and T-DFB. T-LIN, or Linearity, will reproduce the rumble felt in the game under various track conditions and situations, which will in turn let players anticipate any potential situations when racing. T-40VE is a linear brushless high-power motor that will provide dynamic and strong force feedback effects.
Last but not least is T-DFB, of Depth Feedback. Thrustmaster worked closely together with Polyphony Digital, the studio behind the development of Gran Trusmio Sport for this specific feature. As a result, players will be able to feel a full range of effects such as mass transfers, road irregularities, road textures, suspension and tire adherence. T-DFB is currently a feature that is exclusively used for GT Sport.
The T300 RS GT Race Wheel is built with Thrustmaster’s HallEffect AccuRate Technology (or H.E.A.R.T. for short). As a result, the product comes with contactless magnetic sensor that will provide 16-bit resolution (or 65,536 values) to determine the steering position of the wheel.
The T-GT Race Wheel also use Hall Effect sensors, although they are paired with the T-F.O.C. (Field Oriented Control) algorithm so that it will respond dynamically to increased torque requests.
The T300 RS GT features multiple PlayStation 4 buttons such as Square, Triangle, Circle, Cross, L2, L3, R2, R3 and PS. It also comes with a directional pad, wheel-mounted metal sequential paddle shifters and a tact switch.
The T-GT also with comes with the as Square, Triangle. Circle, Cross, L2, L3, R2, R3 and PS buttons of the DualShock 4 in addition to a D-Pad. It also has four rotary selectors, two mini-sticks, two metal paddle shifters.
The T300 RS GT Racing Wheel comes with the T3PA GT Edition Pedal Set, which is built with a 100 percent metal internal structure. The accelerator and clutch pedals can be adjusted in height and spacing while the brake pedal features progressive resistance, which can be adjusted via the included conical rubber brake mod.
The T-GT Racing Wheel uses the same T3PA GT Edition Pedal Set as the T300 RS GT Racing Wheel.
The T300 RS GT and T-GT support the same add-on accessories. The compatible products include the Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set, Thrustmaster TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter as well as the following detachable wheels: Thrustmaster VG Ferrari 599XX EVO Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition, Thrustmaster TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On, Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On and Thrustmaster Ferrari GTE F458 Wheel Add-On.
We definitely recommend taking a look at the VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Set if you are getting the T300 RS GT or T-GT as it features two different user positions, one for GT while the other is for F1. It also has more customizations options when compared to the aforementioned T3PA GT Edition Pedal Set since you can adjust the height, inclination and spacing for all three pedals. Furthermore, the set comes with two brake mods so that you can alter the pressure force of the brake pedal. Last but not least, the pedal set is made of complete metal for all internal and external components.
If you are interested, you can purchase the Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set via this page. You can check out the rest of the add-ons for the Gran Tursimo Sport racing wheel sets on Amazon with the links below:
- TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter
- VG Ferrari 599XX EVO Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition
- TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On
- Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
- Ferrari GTE F458 Wheel Add-On
While more expensive, the Thrustmaster T-GT Racing Wheel does have more features when it comes to force feedback (this is especially true for Gran Turismo Sport as the game will take advantage of the exclusive depth feedback feature), precision and buttons. If you have the money, then the T-GT is definitely the better of the two wheels for the PlayStation 4 exclusive racing simulator. If you are interested, you can purchase the Thrustmaster T-GT Racing Wheel with this page.
With that said, the T300 RS GT Racing Wheel holds up pretty well in our features comparison as it has the same rotation angle, T3PA GT Edition Pedal Set and compatible add-ons. It also has the advantage of being backwards compatible with the PlayStation 3. So, if all the extra advantages in T-GT does not interest you enough to justify the higher price tag, then the T300 RS GT may be your best option for GT Sport. If you are interested, you can buy the Thrustmaster T300 RS GT Racing Wheel with this link.
Gran Turismo Sport was developed by Polyphone Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The racing game will be released on the 17th of October in the North American region. So, if you are stuck between picking the between the two officially licensed Thrustmaster GT wheels, you should check out our features comparison guide above.