Next Level Racing F-GT
- Offers two driving positions (F1 and GT) and a hybrid position
- Good value for money
- Quality materials and a robust carbon steel chassis
- Ergonomically designed for comfort with a padded bucket seat
- Compatibility with the most used brands in Sim-racing
- Adjustable steering wheel, gearshift, pedals and seat
- Bulky and heavy, which can make moving difficult
- Not easy to install and risk of screw problems over time
- No screen mount included, which means an additional cost to be expected.
Our rating : 9.5/10
When you start to get a taste for video games and especially Sim-racing, having a simple steering wheel on a desk with a wheelchair as a racing chair, it limits you a bit in terms of realism.
Especially since today’s simulation seats offer an incredible immersion in car racing, recreating the environment and sensations of a real professional driver.
There are many brands and even more cockpit models. If you have decided to buy one, you must be asking yourself a lot of questions and hesitating about which seat to invest your money in.
When it comes to realism, the Next Level Racing F-GT is a model with a very good reputation. So we decided to test it for you and tell you everything there is to know about this cockpit.
In this article, we will list the features of this model, tell you about its advantages and disadvantages, the type of player we recommend it to and also tell you where and how much to get it.
The characteristics of the Next Level Racing F-GT
The Next Level Racing F-GT includes the following accessories:
- The frame, the seat and the seat slider.
- The gearshift bracket can be mounted on the left or right side.
- A support cushion for the lumbar region.
- Screws for the assembly of all the elements.
- A Buttkicker Gamer 2 adapter.
- Height-adjustable screw feet.
- The assembly manual.
Here is a list of the main features of this model:
- The Next Level Racing F-GT cockpit is made of carbon steel, laser cut and robot welded in matte black for a high quality finish. It also includes a premium racing seat.
- This model of cockpit is in double position. You can choose between a Formula 1 or GT position, with a quick and easy change.
- This simulation seat is used by thousands of people around the world, including professional pilots. This cockpit was even used by the Real Esport team for the GTR Endurance eRacing World Championship, which they won.
- The position of the wheels, pedals and gearshift are fully adjustable. There are 3 levels of angle adjustment for the wheel, pedals and seat with 8 height adjustable feet that need to be screwed into the frame.
- The construction of the Next Level Racing F-GT is very solid, as this model was designed to support direct drive wheels and high-end pedals.
- This model is ergonomically designed, which makes the seat very comfortable and suitable for long runs.
- The Next Level Racing F-GT is pre-drilled and compatible with almost all the models of the major brands like Logitech (G27, G29, G920…), Thrustmaster(T-GT 2, T300RS…), Fanatec, etc.
- This model is compatible with the Next Level Racing floor mat, F-GT screen mount, lockable casters and many other accessories sold separately.
- The Next Level Racing F-GT seat has two size options:
In F1 position: 170 x 60 x 100 cm.
In GT position: 140 x 60 x 125 cm.
- Weight: 45 kg (weight of the delivered package)
For what type of person?
The Next Level Racing F-GT simulator seat is a mid-range F-GT model, designed for professional use, but also for amateur players who want to experience professional racing from the comfort of their own home.
The fact that this cockpit offers a 2-in-1 position will delight all players, whether you are an F1 or GT fan, you are bound to find something to enjoy.
This seat model can accommodate players of all ages and sizes. The only criterion to be respected is the weight. The maximum load capacity for this model is 130 kg.
As the name suggests, one of the great strengths of the Next Level Racing F-GT is that it offers a choice of two driving positionswith a simple and quick adjustment. Indeed, the F corresponds to the position of Formula 1 and the GT corresponds to the stroke position of Gran Turismo. This cockpit will not limit you in your choices of races.
It even allows you to play in the so-called “hybrid” position in which the seat is in the GT position, but the pedals are in the Formula 1 position.
Its value for money is another advantage of the Next Level Racing F-GT. Indeed, the materials used for its manufacture are of high quality and very solid. The chassis is stable and robust, as it is made of carbon steel with an extraordinary workmanship.
In addition, its design is very ergonomic, which makes it a very comfortable seat. The F-GT model from Next Level Racing offers a very good seat, in which you can spend hours without feeling any discomfort. It has a nice bucket seat that is well padded and even comes with a lumbar support cushion. The comfort doesn’t stop there as it is enhanced with all the possible adjustments.
The Next Level Racing F-GT has, in fact, been thought and designed to provide maximum comfort and every element of the cockpit has been designed to be perfectly adjustable.
The seat is also adjustable in height, as well as the pedals, which can be tilted, but also very comfortable. The Next Level Racing F-GT allows you to have the best possible fit and configuration.
Another advantage of this game seat is its compatibility with the most popular brands used in Sim-racing. All cockpit supports (steering wheel, gear lever, pedals) are pre-drilled and adapted to install your equipment, whether it comes from Logitech, Fanatec, Thrustmaster or others.
One of the main drawbacks of the Next Level Racing F-GT is that it is bulky. Its structure is very heavy, the seat still weighs 45 kg, so moving it is not something you can do easily. And it inevitably takes up space. However, if you feel up to it, holes have been pre-drilled to install wheels.
Having experienced it, we can tell you that the installation is not easy to do. You really have to take your time, read the manual in detail and be very careful when screwing in the different elements.
Indeed, a problem of screws that appears with time was reported by some players. While this doesn’t seem to be the case for everyone, it does call the durability of this cockpit into question a bit.
We also regret that a screen mount is not included with the Next Level Racing F-GT, as it remains for us an indispensable accessory. You will have to take this into account when calculating your budget for the entire equipment.
Where to get it and for how much?
There are also websites selling second-hand products where there are sometimes good opportunities. But be careful with offers that are too tempting. We recommend that you pay attention to the condition of the cockpit if you choose to buy it used.
The Next Level Racing F-GT is an ideal cockpit if you are looking for a seat with both Formula 1 and GT positions.
In our opinion, it is a model that is certainly cumbersome, but above all it is very stable, robust and also offers a very good comfort during the game thanks to its ergonomic design and quality materials.
The fact that it is used by e-Racing professionals for official competitions speaks volumes about its qualities.
In conclusion, it is a simulation seat that offers a very good quality-price ratio, one of the best on the market for playseats of this range.