Gran Turismo® DD Extreme: the ultimate gear for GT7
Firstly, I am very happy to deliver some good news - the ClubSport DD+ has begun shipping to customers! It took much longer than expected, but final technical clearance from Sony is complete. Our relationship with PlayStation stretches back over 20 years, and it makes me very proud to launch another amazing PlayStation-licensed product!
We had a fantastic opportunity to deliver the first official Direct Drive system for Gran Turismo in the Gran Turismo® DD Pro. This has remained the best choice for Gran Turismo fans everywhere and is the official hardware of the Gran Turismo World Series, used by the very best Gran Turismo players in the world.
It’s now time to introduce the highest performance official Gran Turismo® wheel ever:
Gran Turismo® DD Extreme.
This combines a brand-new Steering Wheel designed in collaboration with Polyphony Digital and the incredible new 15 Nm ClubSport DD+ Wheel Base. This flagship Gran Turismo® package sets a new high bar for performance in Gran Turismo® 7 and will also improve the driving experience in many other popular PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 racing games, and it works on PC too.
Just like the ClubSport DD+, the Steering Wheel for Gran Turismo® DD Extreme was also designed from the ground-up for QR2. This is our first ‘Racing Wheel’ (Steering Wheel and Wheel Base package) fully optimised for the new quick release, which means superior stability and tightness, and no loss of force feedback detail. The Gran Turismo DD Extreme steering wheel was designed in parallel with the QR2 Lite Wheel-Side and endurance tested, ensuring that this combination can safely and securely handle 15 Nm torque all day long.
The wheel has RGB lighting on the directional sticks, FlagLEDs, and RevLEDs, and a 2.7” OLED display. Premium vegan leather and ergonomic grips make the 300 mm diameter wheel feel comfortable and much like a real GT road car, and the magnetic shifters and analog clutch paddles enhance the realism even further.
Of course, it also comes with our new Force Feedback 2.0 protocol: FullForce.
It brings force feedback to another level and uses the full potential of Direct Drive products as the current force feedback protocol was developed for belt and gear drive wheel bases which cannot make use of the super fine vibration signals a Direct Drive wheel base can handle.
Japan: coming soon, stay tuned!
I am very proud to strengthen our partnership with Gran Turismo and Polyphony Digital with this stunning new product. This is absolutely the best way to experience Gran Turismo® 7, and it will only get better with FullForce support, coming soon!
- What is your favourite improvement over the GT DD Pro?24 votes
- Bigger diameter (300 mm instead of 280)16.67%
- Much more torque (15 Nm instead of 5/8 Nm)33.33%
- Vegan leather and premium finish/materials  8.33%
- Big OLED screen, Rev LEDs and multi color illumination20.83%
- Magnetic Shifter paddles and analog clutch paddles  8.33%
- More detailed force feedback due to FullForce12.50%