Fanatec CSL Elite PS4 VS Thrustmaster T-GT Comparison by SimRacingGirl

Have you seen this yet? Another great reviewer for Sim racing products so check out her channel as well SimRacingGirl. The T-GT was once thought to be a Direct Drive...

Have you seen this yet? Another great reviewer for Sim racing products so check out her channel as well SimRacingGirl.

The T-GT was once thought to be a Direct Drive wheel coming to market, but as we now know it’s not. Details Here. After reading and watching all the reviews my thoughts on the Thrustmaster T-GT is the price point is much too high for what you get. It is Thrustmasters highest tear product currently and the T-GT seems to perform well in most reviews. Really the biggest 4 drawbacks on this wheel package and honestly these would not be such a big deal if the T-GT didn’t have such a premium price is…

  1. Rumble motor only works for GT Sport
  2. Feels and looks toy like
  3. Notchy feeling and not smooth.
  4. No load cell brake pedals.

If I was a gambling man I would wager that Thrustmaster would lower the price a little after the GT Sport hype goes down. Maybe a year from now. Ok so check out the comparison below to help decide which is the better choice for you if any of these two wheel packages.<

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Fanatec CSL Elite Information

In stock as of today!

Officially licensed for PS4™systems

Through partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, the CSL Elite Racing Wheel works seamless with all PS4™ and PS4™ Pro consoles. The wheel is fully supported within the PS4™ menu and developers will be able to take advantage of the wheels cutting-edge capabilities in their future games.

ClubSport technology
ClubSport technology

This racing wheel is using advanced and highly praised ClubSport technology. The servo motor, electronics and power supply come straight from its high-end brother. This makes the force feedback far superior.

It's all about realism
It’s all about realism

The lightweight metal rim (970g) has a realistic diameter of 30cm (11.81 inches). The perforated genuine leather grips and suede fabric will provide comfort while the durable shifter paddles provide a strong cli ck thanks to Snapdome™ technology.

 Officially licensed for PS4™systems

Single drive: power and precision

The powerful brushless servo motor combined with the single belt drive deliver impressively detailed and strong force feedback, with ultra-smooth feeling and big ball bearings for lowest friction. Our DirectSensor™ technology utilizes a sensor mounted directly on the steering axis, keeping the steering input precise by preventing any influence or disturbance from the belt drive.

Telemetry glory
Telemetry glory

See what is going on with rev lights on the base, an illuminated center stripe and the integrated 3 digit LED screen to show you important car and race data in compatible games.

Tweak it!
Tweak it!

The famous Fanatec® Tuning display allows you to change many important settings like force feedback strengths, steering angle and even brake sensitivity during racing and independent from the game. You can save 5 different setting profiles and quickly change between them.

Single drive: power and precision

The most advanced Eco-system

If you go Fanatec you enter a world of unlimited flexibility and variety. The already high performance level of this racing wheel can even be upgraded with factory options like full size steering wheels, full metal shifters or the legendary loadcell pedals. Of course, all upgrades come with full warranty and no need for DIY skills.

Exchangeable button caps
Exchangeable button caps

The button caps can be changed easily to racing style button caps, with symbols that match the most popular functions you need during a race. Attachable button caps matching the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller symbols for optional ClubSport steering wheels are included as well.

Analog handbrake support
Analog handbrake support

Powerslide through the corners with the help of the optional analog handbrake. The first and only racing wheel on PS4™systems with this option.

The most advanced Eco-system

Features

  • Ultra-strong brushless servo motor which delivers up to 6Nm of torque on the steering axis
  • Single belt drive unit with ultra-low lag and cogging, and big ball bearings for lowest friction
  • DirectSensor™ on the steering axis to prevent influence of the belt drive on the position sensor
  • Very fast steering wheel acceleration – ideal for drifting
  • 1080° of rotation which can be adjusted in the tuning menu of the attached steering wheel
  • Integrated rev light bar in the wheel base
  • Choose from a growing selection of very realistic steering wheels in many different styles
  • Quick Release system to allow for the easy exchange of steering wheels within seconds, also during gameplay
  • Supports vibration motors in the steering wheel (depending on the steering wheel model). The included steering wheel does not come with vibration motors.
  • Table clamp included. Thickness range of the table board/desktop that the table clamp is able to lock to is 1,0 to 6,0 cm
  • Firmware can be updated with new features
  • Motor driver firmware can also be updated
  • Fast 1000 Hz USB update rate
  • Allows connection of two external shifters (e.g. H-pattern and sequential) in parallel
  • Mount for ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles and other optional accessories
  • Connection ports for peripheral devices: USB, Power, Pedals, Shifter 1, Shifter 2, Handbrake
  • Steering wheel with realistic size (Ø 30cm/11.81 inches)
  • Very low steering wheel weight of only 970g for fast acceleration and fidelity
  • RevStripe™ in wheel rim, which is a combined centerstripe and a revmeter, using a multicolor LED
  • Three digits LED display smoothly integrated to wheel rim below the RevStripe™, featuring telemetry data like speed or gears to be displayed by compatible games or third-party software
  • Wheel rim with perforated genuine leather, suede fabric and cross-stitched seam
  • Completely redesigned, durable shifter paddles with intensive Snapdome™ click feeling
  • Brushed aluminum spokes with fiber enforced back cover
  • Features the iconic PlayStation® and action buttons, interchangeable with the included racing style buttons
  • Tuning functions* with LED display of the steering wheel to adjust settings independent from the game and during gameplay
    • Saves up to 5 wheel set-ups
    • Adjust sensitivity independent from the game. Turning angle can be adjusted in the wheel from 90° to 1080°
    • Adjust force feedback strength during gameplay
    • Adjustment for vibration intensity in the steering wheel (depending on the steering wheel model). The vibration motors can be used by a game directly or by the ABS function
    • Simulate ABS vibration in the steering wheel (depending on the steering wheel model) and on pedals with rumble motor like the ClubSport Pedals V3
    • Advanced Drift Mode can add a natural damper to avoid oscillation or a negative damper which will speed up the wheel.
    • Customize the force feedback sensations by changing the spring, force effects and dampening forces
    • Adjust the brake force sensitivity of compatible loadcell pedals like the ClubSport Pedals V3 or the CSL Elite Pedals LC
    • * Tuning functions are subject to change.

Compatibility

Peripherals:

  • Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake (direct connection to wheel base)
  • All Fanatec ClubSport steering wheels
  • All Fanatec CSL and CSL Elite steering wheels
  • All Fanatec ClubSport, CSR, CSR Elite, CSL and CSL Elite Pedals (adapter cables might be required on pedals without RJ12 connection)
  • All Fanatec CSL and ClubSport Shifters (two shifters simultaneously)
  • Fanatec ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles
  • Mounting on cockpits and wheel stands: 3 hard-mount points on the bottom of the wheel base. Please refer to the drilling template in the download section for the hole pattern and distances. The hole pattern is identical with the ClubSport Wheel Bases without the angle adapter (3 hard-mount holes). Please take note that the CSL Elite Wheel Base (PS4™ version) hole pattern is NOT compatible to the discontinued CSL Seat.
  • Please note: Compatibilities to all peripherals are tested by Fanatec, but not tested nor endorsed by Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Platforms:

  • PlayStation® systems: All PlayStation®4 and PlayStation® Pro systems. PS4™ games which support the wheels advanced functionality include Assetto Corsa, Project Cars, and DiRT 4. All upcoming advanced driving simulator games with support of force feedback racing wheels will be compatible. For a complete list of compatible games please visit this site.
  • PC: This racing wheel is compatible with PC on all major racing games.
  • Other platforms: Compatibilities to other platforms depend on the used steering wheel. For more information, please check the product page of the steering wheel you plan to use.
  • Please note: PC and other platform compatibilities are tested by Fanatec, but not tested nor endorsed by Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Special Notes

  • IMPORTANT: Before use, please connect the product to a PC, download the latest driver and then update the firmware of the wheel. This assures latest compatibilities and newest features.
  • This racing wheel contains a wheel base and a steering wheel that are not available for sale separately. This product comes as a set, please note self assembly is required.
  • Pedals not included. Please use the product configurator to configure your system.
  • Table clamp included. You can also mount it with screws to a cockpit or wheel stand (see drilling template in download section).
  • No hard-mount screws included . Please read the manual for information about qualified screws.
  • To connect discontinued Fanatec Pedals with PS/2 Socket like CSP V1/V2 or CSR, you need the additional PS/2 to RJ12 cable

Packaging Details

  • Size (L x W x H) : 45.00cm x 39.00cm x 39.00cm
  • Weight: 9.50kg
  • Volume weight: 16.85kg

What’s included

  • CSL Elite Wheel Base (PS4™ version)
  • CSL Elite Steering Wheel P1 (PS4™ version)
  • Table clamp
  • Table clamp screw with handle
  • Power supply unit (cable length: power supply to wheel base 1,5 m/6 ft)
  • Power cord (regional) (cable lenghth: socket to power supply 1,5 m/6 ft.)
  • USB connection cable (2 m/6 ft.)
  • O-Ring (spare for Quick Release shaft)
  • Allen key 5mm
  • Fixation screw M6 x 18mm (flat head) for simplified Quick Release
  • Racing style button caps for CSL Elite Steering Wheel P1 (PS4™ version)
  • Button caps matching the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller symbols for (optional) ClubSport steering wheels
  • QuickGuide

 

 

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