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Thrustmaster T500 RS Force Wheel with Feedback (PS3/PC)

Platform : PlayStation 3, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
40 customer reviews

Price: £361.40 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • The New Benchmark Force Feedback Wheel
  • Realistic simulator, with official Gran Turismo 5 and Playstation Licenses
  • High precision, 1080 degrees, super-powerful and smooth FFB
  • Authentic wheel: 30cm (12”) in diameter with brushed metal central spokes
  • Authentic sequential gearshift levers: crafted of brushed metal, attached to the base, 17cm in height
  • New H.E.A.R.T. Hall Effect AccuRate Technology on the wheel’s steering
  • Force Feedback with industrial motor, super-powerful, quick responding Force Feedback mechanism
  • Mechanism with large dual belts (fluid and smooth action)
  • Angle of rotation adjustable up to 1080 degrees 9 3 full turns)
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Game Information

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista / 7, PlayStation 3
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B004GNG2MW
  • Product Dimensions: 58 x 39.4 x 37 cm ; 16 Kg
  • Release Date: 14 Jan. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,360 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Product Description

The benchmark Force Feedback Wheel. Realistic Simulator with Official Gran Turismo 6 & Playstation Licenses. Optimized For Gran Turismo 6, improvement of Force Feedback effects rendering: more than 1 effect at the same time. The ideal tool to get the most out of GRAN TURISMO 6 as unique officially licensed racing wheel for this game!

Manufacturer's Description

Thrustmaster T500 RS Force Wheel with Feedback (PS3 and PC)

The T500 RS is a real driving simulator, combining power and precision. Thrustmaster has drawn from more than 20 years of expertise in racing wheels, with a single goal: to develop a wheel and pedal set that allows users to go as far as possible in the GT5 experience. The designers have taken into account the expectations of the most demanding gamers, while also adhering to the technical choices of the developers of this new opus in the benchmark car racing series.

The T500 RS’s dual official GT5 and PlayStation licenses are the result of this unique positioning, as Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and Senior Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., explains: “The goal that I set for the Thrustmaster team was to design for me the most precise wheel ever developed, without any latency – to accurately reproduce the sensations of GT5, and let users truly feel the emotions experienced by drivers on real racing circuits.”

30cm in diameter with brushed metal radio stations.

Steering Wheel:

Ergonomics was at the heart of the wheel’s development, with an eye on optimising gameplay, performance and driving sensations. The sequential gearlevers mounted on the base feature large 17cm levers that are constantly accessible without letting go of the wheel. The wheel itself offers a remarkable 1080° rotation. These 3 full turns are also adjustable, thanks to a motorised stop, allowing the gamer choose the maximum degree of rotation according to the type of racing circuit and the car being driven.

The T500 RS is a true racing simulator designed for the most die-hard racing fans: its power is unmatched, with Force Feedback effects relayed via a 65W industrial motor, providing 150mNm at 3000 RPM. The Force Feedback mechanism is vigorous, fast-acting and extremely responsive. While the power is potent, the integrated large dual-belt system ensures backlash-free and smooth behavior.

Fans of even the most intense racing experience know that power alone does not allow them to achieve the best performance. With this in mind, the T500 RS provides total precision which never decreases over time.

The wheel is super-precise with 16-bit resolution and 65536 values on its steering axis.
Realistic Steering Wheel.

Key Features:
  • Realistic steering wheel.
  • 30cm in diameter with brushed metal radio stations.
  • Authentic levers sequential gearbox polished metal.
Force Feedback:
  • HallEffect Accurate Technology system (H.E.A.R.T).
  • Resolution of 16 bits (65,536 values on the steering).
  • Industrial motor force feedback (150 mNm torque, 3000 rpm, 65 W, 52mm).
  • Powerful Force Feedback rapid responset.
  • Plug motor drive.
  • Mechanisms with large double straps.
  • Adjustable angle of rotation up to 1080º (3 full turns).
3 adjustable pedals both in space and height.
The Pedals:

The spacing and height of the 100% metal pedal set is also fully adjustable and accommodate individual driving preferences by offering 2 positions: “floor-mounted” F1 style, or “suspended” GT style. The brake pedal has been given extra attention, with reinforced and adjustable resistance that lets users perfectly tailor their braking with near surgical precision, and which includes a removable mod.

A textured foot rest, also crafted entirely of metal, completes the pedal set. Gamers will notice that having 3 pedals at their disposal not only enhances the level of realism.

The pedal set of the T500 RS is 100% adjustable: you can adjust the height, the spacing and the inclination of each pedal and even replace the Thrustmaster pedals by a set from motorsport manufacturers. The pedals set of the T500 RS is made of 100% of metal (7Kg / 15.4Lbs) which provides optimal stability, the best durability and the most realistic, simulation experience.

Key Features:
  • With 2 locations to choose from (mounted: F1 or suspended: GT).
  • Metal pedals, high stability and resistance.
  • Weight 7 Kg approximately.
  • 3 adjustable pedals both in space and height.
  • Brake pedal and adjustable enhanced resistance.
  • Textured metal footrest grid.

Is the the new technology developed by Thrustmaster to reproduce movements made on a product in games. It relies on magnetic – and not mechanical – 3D (HallEffect) sensors, placed in different locations according to the product in question. The precision made possible by the use of this technology is significantly higher than that provided by standard technologies.

Another advantage of this system: by eliminating all friction, it guarantees zero mechanical wear, for permanent precision that won’t decrease over time.

The level of precision is also enhanced by the absence of any dead zones: even the slightest movement made by the player results in a reaction. Actions in games are therefore more linear, smoother and without any untimely jolts. A patent application has been filed for this technology.

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Dj Rockell on 5 Jun. 2011
Hi all, had to put my two cents in.Took the plunge and bought my 1st wheel from Play the T500rs & a Wheel Stand Pro had it for 4 days.Awesome wheel.Rock solid, uber smooth and full of feedback.The stand fits like a glove.I liked GT5 could see the amount of work put into the physics but "do i drive my real world car with a ps3 controller?"i found it hard to hold a trigger or analogue stick at the half-way point often needed for a constant radius corner for example not any more! Read and watched everything i could before buying, its not cheap but the quality can be felt, i'm pretty into driving and cars, read the mags, watch tv shows related to cars did a supercar experience day in oxford,uk (highly recommended-check out "u drive cars") so maybe only someone like me will really get the sheer joy of driving "The Green Hell" Nurburgring in a great exotic with the wheel,but so far the T500rs is better than i could have hoped! just bought Dirt 3 it works perfectly with the wheel,has more wheel adjustment options than GT5.It is less of a pure racer than GT5 alittle more relaxed and fun,but the graphics,physics & "one more go" at getting the 1st place time are all present,great game will play a lot more. I hope this helps people make the decision to buy or not at least have more detailed info, i couldn't find many reviews from new T500RS owners like me around, but professional reviews helped make my decision clear.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Thomas H. Atkinson on 12 April 2012
I bought this wheel a few days ago, and my first impressions were good. Upon opening the box, i was greeted with beautiful shiny metal and it all looked (and felt) very well made and weighty. My wheel before this was a Logitech DFGT, which i thought was pretty good.
First thing i did was play gran turismo, where i was blown away by the wheels speed, and also how much force it took to fully depress the brake pedal.
The feedback was good, but not as 'brutal' as i'd envisaged. However, the feeling of oversteer, and more specifically understeer was much more impressive than the DFGT.

Today, i gave F1 2011 a go, and was absolutely stunned. on 100% feedback it was violent! So much so people in my house could feel it in the kitchen. Every shift could be felt through the wheel. It was INCREDIBLE, and I ended up doing a full race distance in just time trial. I was just enjoying 'driving' so much!

A little side note here: At my university, we have a £300,000 'cruden simulator', which is the same kind of thing that F1 teams use for their simulators. It's a big rig which shakes and reacts. It's pretty damn awesome. HOWEVER, I'd honestly say, that the T500 gives you better feedback of the road and the forces through the wheels. Also, the pedals have more 'feel to them'.

A second side note - I have raced karts professionally since 2007, and in terms of feel, the t500 is the closest thing to real i've ever used.

Well worth the money. I love it.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Pushloop on 23 Jan. 2011
As already said this wheel is plug and play with GT5. There is a new firmware update which can be found on the Thrustmaster Support section of their website.

Compared with the G27 + Bigger wheel, feels more solid, is smoother once you have done a few hundred miles, the feedback is stronger and more subtle. The vibration feedback is amazing. No dead zone problems on the straights, paddles are fixed to the wheel either a plus or a minus depending what you think, either way you get used to them fairly quickly.
You can re-map the buttons how you like and you don't need to resort to cable tying on an old PS3 controller to your wheel !

Compared to G27 - leather wheel is better, probably only a minor problem if you have very sweaty hands which I do. Comes with a gear lever which is very nice. Most seat set-ups have pre-drilled holes which saves you an hour with a tape measure and power drill. G27 is quite a lot cheaper ! Currently G27 works with more games and more platforms.

All in all, I sold my G27 for £200 on e-bay and I am delighted to have this one, the upgrade is more than worth it just for GT5 and if in the future I can use it on some other driving games or on the PC that is a bonus. The pedals are excellent althought the clutch is a little weak on resistance. This is because you can turn them upside down from F1 to Rally style. I am using mine on a Game Racer in the slighly raised mode in the Rally position. They feel great like this. I did find that the clamp although very very good is not as good as a hard mount and I have drilled and bolted mine on now.
Again there are instructions, diagrams and dimensions on the Thrustmaster website to help you here.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D.Bolt on 8 Sept. 2014
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Love it to the moon and back, its a fantastic piece of engineering, Ive gone and blown my hard earned cash on a playseat chair, TH8 shifter and both the ferrari add on wheels, its a superb bit of kit, makes sim racing a million times better, I had a logitech g27 before, its fisher price compared to this beauty, have no fear thrustmasters here!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andy Leigh on 13 Jan. 2012
I purchased this item as Thrustmaster has a great reputation for producing great simulation wheels. What can I say, this is fantastic. The force feedback and responsiveness of the wheel is just about spot on straight out of the box, but is adjustable through the software. I bought this along with the Ferrari F1 wheel add-on. Just to note, if you are using this with the F1 wheel you have to update the software on the T500 (even if you are using it with a PS3) before you put on the F1 wheel. This means you have to connect the T500 to a PC and go to the Thrustmaster website to retrieve the firmware update.
This besides, this is the best steering wheel I have ever had and is certainly highly recommended.THRUSTMASTER Official Gran Turismo 5 - T500RS Steering Wheel [PS3 - PC] + Dual Shock 3 Game Controller [PS3] + HDMI male-HMDI male Cable - 2m (MC380-2M)
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