Gran Turismo Sport is only a few months from release but a few of its licensed accessories are already out in the market including the Thrustmaster T300 RS GT Edition, an updated and Gran Turismo-licensed version of the T300 RS that was originally released two years ago. Aside from the addition of Gran Turismo branding, the only major difference the GT Edition has from the old T300 RS is the two-pedal set of the original being replaced with the three-pedal T3PA set which also features a new set of pedal faces.
Settings up the GT Edition was pretty easy and straightforward. The base can be secured to a table or desktop using the included clamp while the wheel can be easily attached to the base by slotting it in and then turning a cylinder as well as a small screw, which requires a separate Philips screwdriver, to finally lock it in place. The pedal set can then be linked to the rest of the system via a cable that attaches to the rear of the base. The base itself is then plugged into a power outlet as well as the PS4.
The T3PA pedal set that comes with the GT Edition features new pedal faces that come in a brushed aluminum instead of the shiny chrome of the original. The pedal faces are also larger in width, height, and thickness, making easier to press, regardless of their position, and feel heftier. While the clutch and gas pedals still have their additional mounting holes to change their position, the mounting holes on the brake pedal have been removed, although the larger pedal slightly makes up for it.
Performance-wise, there really isn’t anything different with the R300 RS GT Edition from the original. The smoothness, resistance, and force feedback on the wheel is great due to dual belt drive, which is also impressively quiet. The rubber grip on the wheel is also comfortable and provides decent grip. As for the pedals, the gas pedal has pretty good snap back while the resistance on the brake pedal, especially when the conical mode is attached, feels great as well.
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Other than the wheel and shift pedals, the buttons and shift paddles on the wheel all feel great and responsive. Sadly, as the T300 RS GT Edition doesn’t come with a shifter, the clutch pedal is practically useless unless something like Thrustmaster TH8A Add-On Shifter is purchased with it or afterwards. Additionally, the base
In spite of not introducing anything significantly new or game-changing into the market, the Thrustmater T300 RS GT Edition is a great racing wheel and pedal set. It’s easy to set up, looks and feels great, and is easily upgradable with several options for add-ons (such as a shifter) and rims (such as a Ferrari F1 rim). Those looking to purchase a decently-priced, upper mid-tier racing wheel and pedal set definitely can’t go wrong with the T300 RS GT Edition
- Easy to set up
- Sturdy contruction
- Great design and performance
- Doesn’t come with a shifter
- Might be too expensive for some.
Thrustmaster T300 RS GT Edition provided by Thrustmaster.