Official Gran Turismo 5 wheel out now, costs £450

Thrustmaster T500RS ready to drain wallets

The Thrustmaster T500RS, only the second ever wheel to be officially licensed for use with Gran Turismo, goes on sale today in Europe, Africa and Australia for a whopping €499.99/£449.99.

For that price you'll get "a rugged, almost all-metal design weighing in at a meaty 12kg for both the wheel and the pedal set up", Sony says.

The T500 RS also features "precision engineered steering, acceleration and braking inputs which are designed to make the most of the real driving simulator's acclaimed driving physics".

Will you be shelling out for it?

Gran Turismo 5 held on to the top spot on this week's UKIE/GfK-ChartTrack PS3 chart.

[ SOURCE: PS Blog ]