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My Stealth 787B Showcase. It sounds better when I do the throttle blipping myself, which I did in a few spots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcuPmk6ZV2E

Quite a hard car to drive, too fast for me brain to process, plus I hate Le Mans, so hard to see and feel the apexes, a bit like Silverstone
I undergeared it I think, it should get close to 400kph with no chicanes

It sounds like the real thing, but a bit too distorted. PD are starting to copy Shift, distorting all the race cars sounds
It sounds like a post process function, so they could easily add a lesser distortion option...
A little bit helps to make things sound "louder", but they added to much IMO.
New official GT wheel Thrustmaster T500RS

This new Thrustmaster wheel is high end. So I'm glad I waited on the G27. If it has clutch and gearbox, which it should at $500, Official GT5 wheel and 16 bit accuracy then it could be very good
http://www.thrustmaster.com/Default.aspx

Hope the pedals feel good, but there are are more buttons than the G25/G27
Doesn't look close to being worth 500$ to me.
Quote from CoolColJ :New official GT wheel Thrustmaster T500RS

This new Thrustmaster wheel is high end. So I'm glad I waited on the G27. If it has clutch and gearbox, which it should at $500, Official GT5 wheel and 16 bit accuracy then it could be very good
http://www.thrustmaster.com/Default.aspx

Hope the pedals feel good, but there are are more buttons than the G25/G27

are you kidding? 270° of rotation
Pretty sure it will be 900 degrees. The one in the picture is different from the GT wheel version.
In any case having an official wheel with gearbox/clutch means it will be worked on more closely
But it's not the T500RS

It doesn't have an attached shifter

Quote :Kaz via Twitter:
ステアリング&パドルシフトだけ。Hパターンのシフターは別売りです。T500RSの ポジションは、高品質でプレミアムなステアリングです。.
Translation (google):
Steering & shift paddles only. H pattern shifter is sold separately. T500RS position is a high-quality, premium steering.

Quote :Got a reply from Kaz concerning the wheel:

High-power motor, belt drive backlash-free, high-speed processing at low latency. You can feel the delicate and rich feel of the steering. RT @ jambogt

Then you at least posted the wrong picture.
thrustmaster and premium steering wheel is something that doesn't work in one sentence, I'll eat my (virtual) hat if this thing is any good.
Quote from troy :thrustmaster and premium steering wheel is something that doesn't work in one sentence, I'll eat my (virtual) hat if this thing is any good.

No H-shifter so already -1
Looks huge, expensive and pointless. They're trying to enter Logitechs market which they have alot of experience with, trying to take on Logitech and Fannytech, Both of which are cheaper, already compatible with GT5 and owned by most sim racers already who will need alot of convincing to make them buy it.
It has a H-Shifter, you just have to buy it separately. At least if it breaks, you get a new one, unlike Logitechs where they won't even sell you spare parts


Kaz tweets base unit
Quote :T500RS:「ステアリングホイール、ベースユニット、パドルシフター、3ペダル」 が含まれています。

T500RS: Steering wheel, base unit, paddle shifter, and three pedals are included.

The G27 is $450 in Japan, so I guess it's around that price
Quote from CoolColJ :It has a H-Shifter, you just have to buy it separately. At least if it breaks, you get a new one, unlike Logitechs where they won't even sell you spare parts


Kaz tweets base unit


The G27 is $450 in Japan, so I guess it's around that price

Still, i can't see people who already own a G25/7 or a Fannytech reverting to something like this. Also people looking for their first time wheel arn't going to be sueded by the price.
Quote from 91mason91 :Still, i can't see people who already own a G25/7 or a Fannytech reverting to something like this. Also people looking for their first time wheel arn't going to be sueded by the price.

More for people like me - who have a DFGT, but want something better
The main thing is that it's an officially endorsed wheel that has a clutch, so future GT games will start to model it better etc

It has a centre mark - a nice simple touch
Hope the paddles are fixed to the body and not on the rim itself... anyone who drifts will know why


It would be nice if it it had a wheel closer in size to real ones. The old Thrustmaster wheels had big rims, as seen in the Enthusia videos

It's got most of what the DFGT has by the looks of it, horn button etc


They also make this...
Those flappy padles are huge!
yeah but the HOTAS Warthog is about £400.
SO.. Level 24. Have 1 lap of the DTC events left.. then all I have is Formula GT event and the supercar challenge event and that's all the basic events done. Then to grind to 25 for endurance!
From GTPlanet......(I think its xp from level to level, not total)

Quote :Lv exp cumulative exp
1 500 500
2 640 1140
3 819 1959
4 1048 3007
5 1341 4348
6 1716 6064
7 2196 8260
8 2811 11071
9 3598 14669
10 4605 19274
11 5894 25168
12 7544 32712
13 9656 42368
14 12360 54728
15 15821 70549
16 20251 90800
17 25921 116721
18 33179 149900
19 42469 192369
20 54360 246729
21 69581 316310
22 89064 405374
23 114002 519376
24 145923 665299
25 186781 852080
26 239080 1091160
27 306022 1397182
28 391708 1788890
29 501386 2290276
30 641774 2932050
31 821471 3753521
32 1051483 4805004
33 1345898 6150902
34 1722749 7873651
35 2205119 10078770
36 2822552 12901322
37 3612867 16514189
38 4624470 21138659
39 5919322 27057981
40 7576732 34634713
41 9698217 44332930
42 12413718 56746648
43 15889559 72636207
44 20338636 92974843
45 26033454 119008297
46 33322821 152331118
47 42653211 194984329
48 54596110 249580439
49 69883021 319463460
50 89450267 408913727

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I'll be so damn bored of GT5 by then... O.O
Added cumulative to it (3mil XP to unlock the X1 event)
I think i'm not gonna bother after level 25 anymore. Couldn't care less for the X1 anyway.
Quote from jibber :I think i'm not gonna bother after level 25 anymore. Couldn't care less for the X1 anyway.

Bother with what?, just give up on levelling up and drive TT's and arcade?
It's difficult to actually show the data for the increase in the level XP.
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Quote from danowat :Bother with what?, just give up on levelling up and drive TT's and arcade?

I want the endurance races. So i'll care until i reach level 25.

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