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Logitech G27 Around the Corner?

Logitech G27 Around the Corner?

Released in 2006, Logitech’s G25 racing wheel has quickly earned a reputation for being the benchmark in terms of semi-professional steering wheels. Two and a half years after it’s introducion, hints on its successor are coming up.

Even though Logitech has yet to confirm to be working on the G27, the web is full of rumors and fake pictures, depicting what the new Logitech wheel will look like. Among all the guessing, there are some interesting facts on the G27 though:

1) Logitech has already assigned a parts number to the new wheel – 941-000045 A quick Google search returns plenty of hits on various online shops who already list the new item, including the name G27. Of course, none of these “dummy entries” have further information yet, they´re all listed for prices between 270 and 350 US dollars.

2) The G25 is currently available for very low prices. At its release in 2006, the wheel sold for $299, today it can be found as cheap as $139. That may just be due to the wheel’s age, it may be a sign of selling out the last stocked examples though.

3) Logitech is forced to react, the steering wheel market isn’t the same as it was in 2006. Fanatec is on a quick way to becoming a major competitor, offering a line of high quality steering wheels which are partly superior to the G25. Feature-rich products like the Clubsport Pedals will surely worry Logitech enough to work on a new flagship product.

There’s still zero information avaialble on the features of this new wheel, below is the newest picture that is supposed to show the G27. It includes new buttons and a LED rev-meter, chances are pretty high that it is another fake though. While nobody knows when the G27 is due, it is pretty much confirmed that it is indeed coming our way.

  • Jos

    I hope it’s a fake cause this looks more like g25.1

  • Vkt

    and why not G26? i dont like G27 :sad2:

  • kill4f00d

    I also hope that this isn’t a real g27. Logitech will have to improve the quality and styling of their next wheel to compete with the very tempting Fanatec wheels.

  • Gaiajohan

    kill4f00d:
    I also hope that this isn’t a real g27. Logitech will have to improve the quality and styling of their next wheel to compete with the very tempting Fanatec wheels.

    Hmm.. I wonder how you can see the quality hasn’t improved? Do you have laser vision eyes with which you can watch through the plastics? Did you see the possible changes at the pedals and shifter?

    Styling doesn’t really matter. A lot of simmers like the G25 above the porsche wheels in terms of styling, just cause the porsche wheel looks like ‘cruise’ wheel with an airbag.

  • Cristi Rus

    As fake as Pam Anderson’s hooters.

  • Gaiajohan

    Vkt:
    and why not G26? i dont like G27

    Because Logitech uses uneven numbers
    G1, G3, G5, G7 and G9 are mice
    G11, G13, G15, G19 are keyboards
    G25 and G27 are wheels.

  • hypertek

    awww i just bought a used G25 from someone on my car forum for $130 shipped.. Didnt know they where averaging $130 new? hmmm

  • navalhawkeye

    They are not averaging $130 new at all. They are still around $200, atleast at most places.

    I like the new Fanatec wheel design a lot. The wheel has a bigger diameter which is easier on the hands, and can help prevent the death grip on the wheel. The pedals also look incredible. Can’t wait to get it.

  • http://www.arsimulations.com Peter

    Was thinking about replacing my G25 with a fanatec porsche 911 wheel but might hold out to see what the possible G27 will be like.

  • mike

    hope G27 or what ever its called comes out during the summer. One thing that I hope they improve is the pedal feel and the annoying no center ffb and wouldn’t mind increase in diameter of the wheel.

  • http://www.arsimulations.com Peter

    Also buttons on the wheel, you can never have enough buttons 😀

  • superapex

    I’ve been saying this forever. The next Logitech wheel needs as many buttons and knobs as a real F1 wheel. There is a reason they have those buttons in real life, it is functionally efficient.

    My next wheel will be a fanatec 911 GT3 with the clubsport pedals unless the G27 has some serious upgrades in the wheel and pedal department. I just don’t see them outdoing Fanatec with their next wheel. I love my G25, my biggest issues are the weak pedals (no spacing adjustability.. you have to use them with socks or else your feet will be hitting each other), lack of buttons on the wheel (this has caused many a drive through penalty trying to find my pit speed limiter on my shift attachment) and the wheel itself feels too thin. It needs to wrapped in the same leather material as the G25 but thicker like the momo. Get rid of the shift attachment, make it an optional upgrade you can purchase and spend the savings on upgrading the pedals. Logitech should buy this guys design and transfer the savings of mass production to the consumer: http://www.cannonsimulationtechnologies.com/category-1.htm

  • http://www.racinglinedevelopments.com the.cosmic.pope

    lol, this picture is almost as old as the g25 itself. It is a users personal modification to the G25, which has somehow managed to be spread around the net with the tag of G27.

  • trebor901

    the next wheel would be the G26 not the G27. And yes that picture has been around for ages, its been on the LFS Forums for at least 8 or 9 months.

  • Ryan Gilmore

    idd, something similar to that has been on LFS forums for almost a year now. However, 941-000045 , is quite interesting. Although it is rather strange they didn’t announce it with the G9,G19,G13 & G35 back at pre-CES09 as IIRC the G13 was only released just over 2-3weeks ago so wouldn’t of been too far out of reach.

    Anyway, I might as well jump on the wagon and post my thoughts of what I would like to see in the new wheel.

    – Belt driven wheel. The cogs are just too noisy even with no FFB on.
    – minimum of 6 buttons + at least one dial which like other G-Series products, has the ability to easily macro binds to it.
    – An LCD like on previous G-Series products

    I would like to hope for an improved set of pedals with a Loadcell and perhaps a stiffer spring for the clutch. And finally for the shifters to be improved.

    For the paddles, perhaps some clutch paddles with the ability for the gear selectors being able to flip in both directions. For the sequential, nothing much needs changing, perhaps a longer stick which is interchangable?. For the H-Pattern, for me the current one seems to flimsy and easily pops out of gear.

    O o – one more thing, it would be cool if it was a quick release system that they would be able to provide extra wheels for the different user. Which you could use the same button/lcd etc.. on them. But I doubt that would happen 😀

  • Ryan Gilmore

    trebor901:
    the next wheel would be the G26 not the G27. And yes that picture has been around for ages, its been on the LFS Forums for at least 8 or 9 months.

    I have a feeling it would be named G29 if anything. They have a sort of convention of using odd numbers.

  • Bram

    Gaiajohan:

    Styling doesn’t really matter. A lot of simmers like the G25 above the porsche wheels in terms of styling, just cause the porsche wheel looks like ‘cruise’ wheel with an airbag.

    Styling does matter to some of us. And the fact that you claim simmers don’t like the styling of the Porsche wheel shows the opposite of what you say; that it does matter.

  • unklepepper

    Im not convinced the pic is a user mod, unless they have some special tools, metal working skills & are good at stitching leather. Looking at the steel of the wheel, between the plastic hub in the centre and the LEDs, the curve of the metal is quite different to the curve on my g25 right in front of me.

    It could be a very good photoshop tho!

  • Octavarium

    Well this is good all round for me – was considering a G25 so this either means a G27 or a cheaper G25 when the last stocks are sold off cheap! :sd:

  • RKipker

    Come-on guys… if you look close I think you can see this is a photoshop fake. Look closely, the buttons don’t really fit, they’re more like stuck on, the black plastic housing has the exact same lines as the G25 and the monitor is setting on a book…. and finally, the wheel is clamped to a desk!

    Does all this really add up?

  • flips

    If this is supposedly a spy pic from inside Logitech would they really be using a microsoft mouse?

  • zudthespud

    flips: If this is supposedly a spy pic from inside Logitech would they really be using a microsoft mouse?

    lol nice spot.

    I don’t get the photo, sureley you could just photo the whole thing instead of a tiny part? Also i think it is unlikely that the whole main body of the wheel will be identical to the G25.

  • http://www.arsimulations.com Peter

    How many spy shots have you seen of any product to be real. Most the time spy shots are fake to tease people into thinking it’s the real thing.

  • Gaiajohan

    Bram:

    Styling does matter to some of us. And the fact that you claim simmers don’t like the styling of the Porsche wheel shows the opposite of what you say; that it does matter.

    I meant Logitech didn’t have to improve on the styling as most simmers prefer the styling of G25 above the Porsche Wheels. I myself prefer the Porsche wheel now.Just because it has more buttons on the wheel and well I like the ‘cruise’-wheel feel.

  • http://simracing.in.ua modbaraban

    Here’s another pic. Small one but the full wheel.

    http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/domr07/g271.jpg?t=1239310240
    http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/domr07/g275.jpg

    And yes it looks a lot like it’s the G25 with 6 buttons and different design of the central part. If this is true we can safely call them Lazytech Gee!27.

    I’d really like G27 to be bigger and a lot thicker than G25. The pedals are quite good although the Fanatec brake things sounds tempting. And the G25 gearbox needs A LOT of imrovement. It’s way too flimsy.

  • RKipker

    flips: If this is supposedly a spy pic from inside Logitech would they really be using a microsoft mouse?

    😆 😆 😆 Good Eyes!

  • Zorlac

    Where is anyone finding a G25 for $139? Thats insane. Cheapest I can find is $209 used.

  • Raikku

    How much it’ll cost?

    If G27 is out soon then i could buy it instead second G25. Fanatec doesn’t interest me ’cause it’s clear that only their pedals are better(Clubsport, i mean) not whole wheel.

  • jux

    Raikku:
    If G27 is out soon then i could buy it instead second G25. Fanatec doesn’t interest me ’cause it’s clear that only their pedals are better(Clubsport, i mean) not whole wheel.

    That’s hardly clear. The Fanatec GT3 RS will almost certainly be a much better wheel than the G25. The guys from SRT at least thought so, even if the full review isn’t out yet.

  • steve30x

    Ryan Gilmore:
    idd, something similar to that has been on LFS forums for almost a year now. However, 941-000045 , is quite interesting. Although it is rather strange they didn’t announce it with the G9,G19,G13 & G35 back at pre-CES09 as IIRC the G13 was only released just over 2-3weeks ago so wouldn’t of been too far out of reach.
    Anyway, I might as well jump on the wagon and post my thoughts of what I would like to see in the new wheel.
    – Belt driven wheel. The cogs are just too noisy even with no FFB on.
    – minimum of 6 buttons + at least one dial which like other G-Series products, has the ability to easily macro binds to it.
    – An LCD like on previous G-Series products
    I would like to hope for an improved set of pedals with a Loadcell and perhaps a stiffer spring for the clutch. And finally for the shifters to be improved.
    For the paddles, perhaps some clutch paddles with the ability for the gear selectors being able to flip in both directions. For the sequential, nothing much needs changing, perhaps a longer stick which is interchangable?. For the H-Pattern, for me the current one seems to flimsy and easily pops out of gear.
    O o – one more thing, it would be cool if it was a quick release system that they would be able to provide extra wheels for the different user. Which you could use the same button/lcd etc.. on them. But I doubt that would happen 😀

    You also want the wheel to be super expensive? All that adds to the cost of what the wheel would already cost. I would like most of the buttons moved to the wheel itself and make it more like a GTR or Ferrari F430 button layout. Also it would be nice to get better more realistic forcefeedback

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