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E3: EXCLUSIVE DEMO OF THE THRUSTMASTER® T-GT COMPETITION WHEEL AT THE SONY PLAYSTATION® BOOTH WITH POLYPHONY DIGITAL®’S GRAN TURISMO® SPORT

Los Angeles, June 12, 2017 – Produced with intense collaboration between Thrustmaster’s engineers and the creators of Gran Turismo®, the new  T-GT racing wheel is a powerhouse of highly innovative technologies. Created from in-depth research into everything that makes an ultra-realistic racing experience, this research has allowed Thrustmaster’s development teams to conquer a number of different challenges.

The T-GT, a powerhouse of major innovations developed for competition, is based upon three fundamental aspects:

  1. The T-GT Servo Base’s tailor-made motorization
  2. A Gran Turismo® Sport exclusive: T-DFB
  3. The T-GT wheel

First innovation: The T-GT Servo Base’s tailor-made motorization

From the very start, Thrustmaster has had a clear understanding that in order to accurately reflect all of the feelings and emotions in a game that provides a realistic driving experience – particularly in long competition sessions – every piece of information is crucial.

T-LIN Force Feedback linearity.

The wheel’s power setpoint is 100% accurate, providing a linear response perfectly in line with the force feedback commands issued by the game.

The T-GT has been fine-tuned to give exceptionally precise indications to the driver: there is absolutely no over-compensation or under-compensation, for incredibly lifelike force rendering.

Your car’s behavior and track conditions are faithfully reproduce instantly across even long gaming sessions. This enhances the driver’s ability to anticipate what’s coming up ahead in order to improve their performance, break records and win races.

The T-40VE custom brushless motor.

This need for lifelike linearity pushes the boundaries of the motor’s power: that’s why the motor combines velocity, instant responsiveness and intense torque on a constant basis, no matter how many hours the wheel is used for, or how long you’re competing. The wheel provides more refined Force Feedback and stall force – particularly by way of allowing for more simultaneous effects – than was possible in previous generations. The wheel is able to handle considerable power peaks without any reductions in terms of force output.

The T-40VE motor – specially designed, developed and manufactured by Thrustmaster’s R&D teams – meets these needs thanks to  T-M.C.E. ( Motor-Cooling-Embedded – patent pending) technology, which manages heat transfer and dissipation more efficiently than ever before. The T-40VE incorporates this cooling system right in the very heart of the motor, in a highly constrained and enclosed environment. This combination ensures constant precision in terms of rendering of the T-GT’s performance and effects throughout racing sessions, allowing the driver to experience the full complexity of sensations.

This motor and its innovative cooling system – combined with the optimized  T-F.O.C. (Field Oriented Control) algorithm with Hall effect sensors (another of Thrustmaster’s patented technologies) – has the advantage of instantly sensing the wheel’s position with unrivaled accuracy. The wheel dynamically optimizes the response to intense torque demands with lightning-fast speed, switching and avoiding any losses of power.

Second innovation: A Gran Turismo® Sport exclusive: T-DFB

With the same goal of providing even more genuine car racing sensations,  T-DFB (Depth Feedback) – a major innovation – introduces a new dimension with respect to Force Feedback.

As a complement to standard Force Feedback, this unique, completely novel system adds a new range of effects including tire adherence (grip or slippage) in understeering and oversteering, mass transfers, road textures and irregularities, suspension and other parameters specific to each vehicle and circuit.

This unique system is a Gran Turismo® Sport exclusive. Polyphony Digital® has encoded all of these parameters and incorporated this new information into the T-DFB system, for a level of in-depth sensations in the steering column that’s never been possible until now.

In this way, these two different worlds – racing simulation, and real-world racing – are coming closer together than ever before. The T-GT is a “Real Simulator” in the truest sense.

Third innovation: The T-GT wheel

In addition to these specific sensations and overall feel, in order to create the most lifelike wheel possible, the T-GT now lets drivers be even more responsive in terms of adjusting their car’s settings on the fly during races, without losing a precious millisecond of driving time.

The  T-GT wheel features:

  • 4 rotary selectors, for direct control of 4 key settings: brake balancing, control of anti-skid systems, torque distribution allocation, and fuel injection mapping.
  • 25 possible action buttons: an amount never before available on PS4™.
  • 2 customizable mini-sticks: for faster navigation through menus, in photo mode, and more… or for interior cockpit views and peripheral vision.
  • Leather specially selected in terms of its grain: the decision was made to select a very smooth texture, among the types and textures of leather available – to facilitate drifting in particular, in the same way as wheels on real race cars. Seams and stitching have been designed to be as inconspicuous to the driver as possible. The leather’s stitching pattern and positioning – avoiding the thumb-rest zone – makes a huge contribution in terms of handling comfort.
The T-GT will be available for purchase to coincide with the launch of the game Gran Turismo® Sport, at a suggested retail price of £699.99.

The T-GT will be composed of the T-GT Servo Base, the detachable T-GT wheel, the custom T-TURBO toroidal power supply, and the three-pedal T3PGT pedal set.

To find out even more about all of the wheel’s different features and the unique experience that it makes possible, be sure to check out T-GT’s website:

http://t-gt.thrustmaster.com

Thrustmaster’s E3 booth: Show floor – South Hall – Booth 2813.

Passion, Quality and Innovation

About Thrustmaster: A distinguished gaming pedigree

Founded in 1992 and purchased by Guillemot Corporation in 1999, Thrustmaster has been proud to bring all of its know-how and technological expertise to the video game accessories market. For twenty-five years now, Thrustmaster has been developing solutions to satisfy and entertain every type of gamer, by creating products for highly-precise gaming experiences – such as racing wheels and joysticks – along with fun accessories for game consoles, as well as targeting essential needs such as storage and charging.

To increase the levels of realism and immersion in legendary gaming worlds, Thrustmaster has always put an emphasis on developing products and accessories which benefit from prestigious licenses. Reflecting its core values of “Passion, Quality and Innovation,” Thrustmaster’s goal is to allow users to enjoy a genuinely exceptional experience with its products, and make their gaming dreams a reality.

Check out all of our products at www.thrustmaster.com .

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Thrustmaster

Thrustmaster is a brand of Guillemot Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group’s mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of gamers. Active in this market since 1984, the Group is currently present in 11 countries (France, Germany, Spain, the UK, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, China [Hong Kong] and Romania) and distributes its products in more than 85 countries worldwide. www.guillemot.com

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