A leaked screenshot of an Amazon page for a new Thrustmaster wheel, called the T-GT II, seems to reveal that the new model will include T-DCC and T-RTF.
Photo credit: Thrustmaster Amazon
According to a leaked screenshot of an Amazon page in French, a new Thrustmaster T-GT wheel will be hitting the virtual shelves on June 23. The screenshot provides some information about what to expect from the wheel, as well as the price and release date. On top that, it provides some insight into a couple of mysteries surround Thrustmaster at the moment. However, it is unclear how legit the screenshot is.
Thrustmaster T-GT II
First of all, the name of the potential new wheel appears to be the Thrustmaster T-GT II. This would make it a continuation of the T-GT model, which was born from a partnership with Gran Turismo. Most of the description alongside the Amazon listing seems to be the same or similar to the T-GT. It talks about a leather-wrapped with 25 action buttons, as well as a 40-watt high-speed brushless motor.
However, where it gets really interesting are the patented technologies that might be held within the T-GT II, should it exist. Listed among these are a few familiar aspects, such as the T-LIN which is designed to provide linearity in the force feedback, and also the T-DFB. Much more interesting are the listings which have never been seen before: the T-DCC and T-RTF.
T-DCC and T-RTF
Both the T-DCC and T-RTF have been teased on the Thrustmaster twitter page. Speculation abounded about both, with fans wondering what they could be. It was initially thought that the T-DCC would refer to a whole new wheel, perhaps called the T-700.
However, if this image is genuine, then both the T-DCC and T-RTF are not full-fledged products in and of themselves, but rather technological innovations which will be a part of future Thrustmaster products. When one considers the hype around Fanatec’s recent push for affordable direct drive, it seems likely that one or both of these new technologies might relate to direct drive in some way.
Sadly, no more information on these technologies is available yet. What we can tell you, though, is that the image shows the new T-GT II costing €749.99. Even if the image is genuinely, some of the information may be false or incomplete.
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