This is the game every car enthusiast and GamePOD owner has been waiting for… as the legendary real driving simulator finally rolls off the production line. The result of four years work by a team of hundreds, this is the game the Playstation 3 was made for.
It goes without saying that the new GT5 game looks astonishing – far better even than Gran Turismo 5 Prologue – but as ever the beauty of Gran Turismo is that it drives as realistic as it looks. With 950 different cars modelled to a higher degree of accuracy than ever before this also features more manufacturers than any other game. Including for the first time ever, Lamborghini and Bugatti.
GT5 also includes fully realistic damage-modelling, as 16 player online mode, dynamic weather changes and night racing.
So the only way to fully experience the Ultimate GT5 driving game is by partnering it with the ULTIMATE gaming seat race cockpit and steering wheel, and GamePOD can offer you the Ultimate Gran Turismo 5 set up.
The new GT5 game is also ‘Stig Friendly’ as it includes the test track from the BBC’s Top Gear Show. So with a GamePOD race game cockpit and Gran Turismo 5 you can BEAT THE STIG in the comfort of your own room.
GamePOD have two models to choose from to suit your budget and space requirements from the compact fold away GT1 steering wheel stand to the GT2 with its genuine FIA race bucket seat and realistic cockpit driving position.
The GT1 is a unique foldaway design that is manufactured from laser cut steel and is available in either silver or black
The GamePOD GT1 is fully adjustable in height so can be used with a variety of seats from an office chair, low sofa or even a bed, making it suitable for any room in the house.
The shelf has special location holes for the Logitech G27 wheel so you can securely bolt the wheel to shelf. For the G27 there is also a special side shelf available for the gear shifter, which will fit on both the left and ride sides of the shelf.
So if space is tight and you want a strong yet compact and foldaway stand for your Logitech steering wheels, the GamePOD GT1 offers the best GT5 set up for playing Gran Turismo 5.
For more details on our GamePOD GT1 range and options checkout our GT1 page
The GamePOD GT2 is the ULTIMATE gaming seat and race rig cockpit for playing Gran Turismo 5. So whether you are screeching around the streets of Monaco on GT5 or racing in the World Rally Championship… the GamePOD GT2 puts all the controls at your fingertips.
The GamePOD GT2 is manufactured from robost laser cut steel and is available in black, blue and red options.
The GamePOD race bucket seat is a genuine FIA Approved race seat making it as close as possible to sitting in a real race car. Making the Gran Turismo driving experience as realistic as you can get in the comfort of your own home.
The seats are also fully adjustable on steel runners making it suitable for all ages and sizes.
The adjustable shelf will fit both the Logitech Driving Force GT and Logitech G27 wheels and had special location holes for the Logitech G27 wheel.
Like the GamePOD GT1, the GamePOD GT2 has a special side shelf for attaching the Logitech G27 gearshifter.
So if you are looking for the ULTIMATE GT5 gaming seat or racing cockpit for Gran Turismo… Then the GamePOD GT2 is it.
For further details on the GamePOD GT2 and accessories, checkout our GT2 page
As Gran Turismo 5 is for the PS3 only, there are two wheels we would recommend to go with your GT5 GamePOD set up. These are the Logitech Driving Force GT and the Logitech G27. Both wheels are fully force feedback and have 900 degree rotation.
The Logitech Driving Force GT is the official Gran Turismo wheel and enjoys unprecedented integration with Gran Turismo5 Prologue game functions and comes complete with integrated gearshifter. Whereas the Logitech G27 wheel is probably the best wheel on the market for the PS3. It has aluminium components so is also one of the strongest wheels on the market and has a separate gearshifter. Please note: The G27 requires a special side shelf to locate the gearshifter (see below).
If you are on a budget then we would recommend the Logitech Driving Force GT, but if you are looking for the Ultimate GT5 set up then would definitely recommend the Logitech G27.
Below are the recommended GamePOD options for the ideal GT5 Gran Turismo set up.
Ideal Gran Turismo 5 set up – GamePOD GT1 option 1
GamePOD GT1 with Logitech Driving Force GT wheel & pedals
Ideal Gran Turismo 5 set up – GamePOD GT1 option 2
GamePOD GT1 with Logitech G27 wheel, pedals & gearshifter + G27 gearshifter shelf
Ideal Gran Turismo 5 set up – GamePOD GT2 option 1
GamePOD GT2 with Logitech Driving Force GT wheel & pedals
Ideal Gran Turismo 5 set up – GamePOD GT2 option 2
GamePOD GT2 with Logitech G27 wheel, pedals & gearshifter + G27 gearshifter shelf
To complete your ULTIMATE Gran Turismo GamePOD setup, you can now buy a GamePOD Rumble Kit, which is made up of the ButtKicker Gamer2.
Now you can feel every gut-wrenching bump, gear change or rumble strip Gran Turismo has to throw at you through your GamePOD seat making this the closest you will get to the real thing in the comfort of your own home.
The kit includes the new ButtKicker Gamer2 rumble sub, amplifier and wired remote. This will connect to either a games console or PC.
If you have a GamePOD GT1 you can clamp the Rumble Kit straight onto the central post of your office chair. If you have a GamePOD GT2 the kit includes a special location plate and bracket that connects to the underside of your GamePOD race seat.
For further information on both the GamePOD GT1 and GamePOD GT2 ranges and their accessories please checkout the following.
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