Thrustmaster TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On – Hardware Review
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Developer: Thrustmaster
Publisher: Thrustmaster
Platform: All Thrustmaster T-series racing wheels

Thrustmaster TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On – Hardware Review

Good: Design, Colorful touches, Quality, Easy to attach
Bad: Price tag
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Two of Thrustmaster’s high-end steering wheels have already passed the revue, namely the T300RS and the TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition, which were both great peripherals if you had some extra pocket change to spare. As Thrustmaster is promoting these steering wheels, together with their other T300 and T500 racing wheels, for their interchangeable parts, it’s only natural we would have to get our hands on some, to tell you more about them. In the past we’ve tried out the TH8A gearbox and now we decided to take a closer look at the TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On, one of the replaceable steering wheels. Perhaps it’s time for that unique chance to let people “see you rolling, but hopefully not hating”.

 

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Design

Just like the standard wheel on the T300 and T500, the TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On is a standard, round steering wheel but with a lot of extra details and decorations. The wheel itself has been coated with leather, making it look even more realistic and qualitative. On the inside of the wheel, you’ll see beautiful lacing on the leather, giving the add-on that little extra.

The buttons are colorful, which breaks the slick black design in a good way. It’s fair to say that the small colored accents give the TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On something playful, while still keeping it’s classiness and elegance.

In the middle of the frame, you’ll notice that the black panel has some ‘wooden textures’ on it. This makes the total package even more complete, thanks to the addition of such small, yet well appreciated accents.

Comfort

With the leather coating, the add-on feels as if you’re gripping an actual steering wheel, in your imaginary sport coupé that is. With it’s round shape, the wheel will be easier to handle when the force feedback kicks in (of the device you attached it to).

Like with the T300RS, the buttons themselves are quite sturdy but hard to reach if you have smaller hands. The original Ferrari wheel on the TX Racing Wheel allowed you to reach most buttons with your thumbs, whilst the T300RS and TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On make it hard to reach the buttons in this way.

 

The clickers on the back also feel a bit rough around the edges, just like the standard T300RS steering wheel. It would have been a tad better if they were rounded a bit more but nonetheless, the click feels decent and they do their job very well.

Specs

  • Works with the Thrustmaster Quick Release System
  • Weighs only 1 kg
  • 28 cm diameter
  • Compatible with all Thrustmaster T-series racing wheels

Overview

Thrustmaster’s T-series racing wheels all come with the nifty feature of the steering wheel itself being removable from the base. You’ll just have to unscrew the connection and disconnect it, and you’ll be ready to attach the TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On. That’s pretty much all you will have to do to start cruising around the digital world with your brand new set up.

When connected you’ll notice that the wheel will react as if it came standard with the base itself. It reacts properly to the force feedback, the buttons are responsive and everything just feels in place.

Conclusion

Even though the TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On may not be a device itself, it proves to be a great looking and comfortable add-on for your T-series racing wheel(s). If you feel like trying a different set up, or want a different button layout, this add-on might be one to check out.

 

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  1. […] other add-ons, replacing some of the original parts whenever you like. A while ago we reviewed the TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On, which is compatible with the T500, T300 and the TX Racing Wheel. Today we are able to present you […]

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