Gran Turismo, here is the most expensive PS5 wheel ever

Gran Turismo, here is the most expensive PS5 wheel ever

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Can a peripheral cost more than the console and the game it is aimed at? If it is a particular wheel for Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 5, the answer is yes. Officially unveiled by Fanatec, the steering wheel is certainly one of the most expensive in the world, but there is a reason behind this price.

Officially called Gran Turismo DD Pro, it is a "direct drive" type steering wheel . What does this all mean? Which can also be used with force feedback technology, to restore the feeling of driving feeling. A realistic feedback, since it has no hardware limitations. The steering wheel was not built independently, but to ensure correct operation Fanatec has produced everything under the supervision of Polyphony Digital.

The price of the new steering wheel for Gran Turismo (which in any case will also work with other racing game) is also well justified by its build quality. There is an OLED display and a RevLED strip, which provides the player with some information on a visual level. Analog sticks, the symbol keys of the PlayStation controller and of course also a pedal board, consisting of accelerator and brake (no, no manual gearbox, at least for now). To increase the feedback of the pedals it is possible to buy a cell brake separately, which allows for greater realism.

Pre-orders for the new Fanatec steering wheel will open tomorrow. The wheel will cost 700 Euros and will arrive in time for March 2022, when the new Gran Turismo will debut on the market for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. However, paying 849 Euros (therefore around 150 Euros more) it will be possible to obtain it a few months in advance. There is also a special package, which includes the steering wheel plus other accessories and the cell brake for just under 1,000 Euros. Figures obviously out of the ordinary, but considering that this is a technology destined to become mainstream, we are clearly in the period of early adopters. Probably in a few years everything can be recovered at a slightly more affordable price.

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The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro is the first PlayStation 5 direct drive racing wheel

Fantaec has revealed the Gran Turismo DD Pro, the first direct drive wheel designed for PlayStation 5 and the fruits of the sim racing company’s partnership with Polyphony Digital for the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 7. The Gran Turismo DD Pro will release in March 2022 alongside GT7.


Direct drive racing wheels do away with the belts and gears of lower priced racing wheels to deliver much smoother steering, more and more refined force feedback, and do so with a smaller form factor. The GT DD Pro wheel base offers 5Nm of torque as standard, but that can be boosted up to 8 Nm of torque when using a separately sold Boost Kit 180.

The wheel base will be obscured by the Gran Turismo branded steering wheel, which is covered with all of the PlayStation buttons that you would expect, and more. There’s four coloured directional toggles so that you can switch vehicle settings on the fly as you race. At the top of the wheel’s main body is a white OLED display and a RevLED strip to give feedback on what the car’s doing and the settings you’re fiddling with.

And finally we come to the pedals. This is a two-pedal set that can be expanded with a Tuning Kit, Clutch Kit and Load Cell Kit for those that want them.

Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro Image

Though it will be marketed heavily with the PS5 and Gran Turismo 7 in mind, the Gran Turismo DD Pro is also compatible with PlayStation 4 and major racing games on PC.

The Gran Turismo DD Pro will be available to pre-order tomorrow, starting from €699.95 / $699.95, the box featuring the new wheel base, the GT-branded steering wheel, a two-pedal set, table clamp, and equipment for mounting all of this to a wheel stand of your choosing.

Gran Turismo 7 is coming out for PS5 and PS4 on 4th March 2022, one of several surprise cross-generational release considering its original announcement – if you want to upgrade from PS4 to PS5, you’ll be able to pay the $10 difference to do so. Polyphony has recently been releasing a string of behind the scenes videos to showcase features such as its livery editor, tease returning series tracks, and its line up of over 400 cars.

Source: Press release


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