We could not be more excited to introduce the Next Level Racing F-GT Elite line of cockpits which brings together features and capabilities never before possible in one cockpit. Combining rigid, premium aluminum construction, GT and formula seating positions, and motion compatibility in one cockpit is why this will be the new class standard.
THE IRACING EXPERIENCE
Users are now able to have a more interactive experience with the iRacing® brand by having a dedicated cockpit. With the purchase of every iRacing® Edition cockpit, new users are now able to take advantage of a 12-month free iRacing® subscription (110 USD value), making sim racing accessible. In addition, the F-GT Elite iRacing® cockpit provides a true brand experience with the coated iRacing® logos and colors. The F-GT Elite iRacing® is suited for all genres of racing in the iRacing® software, to create a unique and immersive experience.
Designed and engineered by using the feedback from the Next Level Racing community, virtual and real motorsport industry feedback; the Next Level Racing® F-GT Elite racing simulator cockpit* is a true all in one formula/GT/Hybrid position racing cockpit pushing the boundaries of what is expected of an aluminum profile cockpit and setting a new standard for sim racing. As well as market leading features the F-GT Elite sets a new benchmark for aesthetics, functionality and quality for an aluminum profile cockpit or what’s commonly referred to as an “8020 racing simulator cockpit”.
The Next Level Racing® F-GT Elite is a product designed from ground up with attention to detail. The F-GT Elite cockpit is much more than just another aluminum extrusion cockpit by using custom premium parts, finish, components and cutting-edge manufacturing to take aluminum profile cockpits to the Next Level.
Providing a competitive edge to virtual racers, the Elite series will be used by racing professionals globally such as eSports teams, race car drivers and sim racers seeking the ultimate in performance.
ALL-IN-ONE, MULTI POSITION COCKPIT
Whilst providing complete rigidity and ultimate adjustability the F-GT Elite cockpit offers true and comfortable Formula, GT, hybrid, truck and tank driving positions with quick adjustments between positions making it a true one for all cockpit. The increased angle and range provided in the seat brackets, wheel and pedal plate caters for users of all sizes and driving styles by giving more adjustability than ever before.
INNOVATIVE FLEX-FREE NLR SEAT SLIDER & BRACKET SYSTEM
The innovative Next Level Racing® Seat Sliding System has been designed and engineered to eliminate the issue of flex found in conventional seat sliders used in simulation. The NLR ratchets are used to easily slide your seat back and forth to find the desired position for a flex free racing experience.
The Next Level Racing® Seat Brackets are constructed from 5mm carbon steel to provide the rigidity required for high end sim racers and the new design provides more adjustability than ever before to support multiple seating positions with 98 adjustment options. The optional Next Level Racing® ES1 Elite Sim Racing Seat is the recommended seat to use with the Elite range of cockpits as the seat has been designed and optimized for elite sim racers.
UNIVERSAL SLIDING PEDAL PLATES
The sliding pedal plates have been designed to provide easy and quick distance adjustments for pedals as well as compatibility with the continuously expanding pedal market. Equipped with 2 slotted 5mm carbon steel pedal plates with double precision folds, this setup ensures supreme rigidity but straightforward compatibility. The pedal tray area has been designed to offer more angle, height and distance adjustments to accommodate for a wider range of driving positions. The laser etched markings on the aluminum profile assist with making accurate adjustments.
CUSTOM PROFILE AND POST ANODIZING
When it comes to aluminum profiles, they are not all the same quality and strength. The F-GT Elite features a premium thick-walled profile and a custom NLR 100mm x 40mm profile for the base of the cockpit, with a total weight of 53kg. This custom shape of the base profile provides extra strength and refined aesthetics.
The post anodized carbon grey profile is achieved by a chemical balance and anodizing process that not only looks visually stunning but also provides a scratch resistant finish compared to your typical black profile that is prone to scratching. The premium post anodizing process means that even the ends of the profiles and holes are anodized for visual perfection as well as long term protection. The post anodizing process as a last step also prevents having sharp shavings/edging ensuring safe setup of your new cockpit.
Adding motion has never been easier as the F-GT Elite cockpit is compatible with all Next Level Racing® Motion products and designed for quick and simple installation with pre machined holes and included brackets.
The F-GT Elite cockpit provides a long list of unique custom engineered components to provide users with the highest quality and performing product on the market. Rather than adapting industrial off the shelf components, we are pioneering how aluminium profile cockpits should be designed. No industrial square brackets are required, profile pieces are pre-machined to allow for quicker, easier and stronger connections. We focused on the finer details like the black electroplated premium spring ball T-slot nuts and the custom NLR end caps to combine for improved functionality. The premium finish and materials, custom components and market leading design come together for a visual masterpiece.
NLR HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE SHOCK ABSORPTION FEET
Uneven floors should never spoil your simulation experience. We have kept this in mind when designing our height adjustment feet allowing independent adjustments for the height of each corner of your cockpit. The custom designed feet are not only a major aesthetical improvement on typical industrial feet commonly used in the simulation market, they also Include TPE shock absorption plugs designed to absorb vibrations and provide grip on slippery surfaces. For user experience, the custom Next Level Racing® Safety Step included with the cockpit allows easier access in and out of the cockpit for drivers
EASE OF ASSEMBLY AND USE
By designing custom components and using advanced manufacturing for precision machined holes in the aluminium profile this allows easier assembly and more rigid connection as the profile bolts together. The improved design means that the hassles of aligning fiddly corner brackets are a thing of the past. Combining the ease of assembly with the laser etched line markings on the profile help you to get racing quicker than any other aluminium cockpit before. Each piece is individually placed in our custom foam packaging to ensure the safety of the product while in transport and providing a seamless user experience from the time the packaging is opened.
ALL THE EXTRAS INCLUDED
- Next Level Racing® Premium 5mm Carbon Steel Seat Brackets with 98 adjustment options and compatible with side mounting bucket seats
Next Level Racing® Flex Free Seat Slider system eliminating flex found in sim cockpit seat sliders
- Pedal plate design provides sliding adjustability for quick distance adjustment
- Gear shifter and handbrake support plate and Buttkicker® Gamer 2 adaptor
- Next Level Racing® Foot Step making it more comfortable getting in and out of the seat/cockpit
- Next Level Racing® Tool Kit Holder to have your tools for adjustment connected to the cockpit for when needed
- Ratchet tool for ease of assembly and allowing for quick adjustments
- Next Level Racing® Custom Feet with height adjustable shock absorption feet
- 8 x Next Level Racing® Custom Cable Clips holding up to 4 larger cables or 8 smaller gauged cables
- Premium custom black electroplated spring ball T-slot nuts
- Laser engraved markings for ease of lining up and adjusting wheel and pedal positions
- Next Level Racing® Motion Brackets to bolt the Motion Platform V3 straight onto the profile with ease
Compatible Next Level Racing Products
- Next Level Racing® Motion Platform V3
- Next Level Racing® Traction Plus Motion Platform
- Next Level Racing® Elite Free Standing Single Monitor Stand
- Next Level Racing® Elite Free Standing QUAD Monitor Stand
- Next Level Racing® Elite Premium DD Side and Front Mount Adapter
- Next Level Racing® Stand Alone single monitor stand for 24”-75” screen
- Next Level Racing® Stand Alone triple monitor stand for 3 x 32”-65” screen
- Next Level Racing Floor Mat
Other Compatible products:
- SIMUCUBE 2 (SC2) Direct Drive Wheels (with Front Mount Bracket)
- MOZA Racing Direct Drive Wheels
- Thrustmaster® Wheels
- Thrustmaster® Shifters
- Thrustmaster® Pedals
I really do like the cockpit except for 3 things... the pedal crossing mount plates only have one row of bolt slots and they should each have 2 so don't have to swap them around if needed like I had to do.. With my Fanatec V3 pedals I found they are too far forward and the only way to get back to a reasonable postion (so wasn't forced to be cramped too close to my Fanatec 1 wheel) was by turning one mounting plate around and then I just made it when they were both slid back as far as they could go, but the built in slots for the vertical adjusting plates on that cross plate were on the wrong side... I just barely had enough clearance to clear so was ok... Another way to make this better would be make a square/rectangular flat plate with holes and slots for different pedal brand bolt patterns to mount the pedals to first and then bolt the plate to the two crossing mount plates and that would allow even more adjusting room to move the pedals back even further... I am 5' 10" so someone shorter would definitely have a problem here to get them back farther... The other problem I found was that the main most common used 8mm bolts/allen head cap screws were almost too short and I thought I was going to strip them and in some places I even had to leave out the washers or probably would have .. they should be 2-4 threads longer... Third thing is the nice handy little tool holder did not have spots for the 2 little wrenches that come with it... All in all though, it is very well built and sturdy and comes with lots of bolt sets and parts to finish the job... oh and one more thing, I also bought the mat and I do think it should be at least 2" wider and 4" wider would be even better.... I bought and put the castor wheel set on it too and have barely, if even, an inch on either side and looks like it should have more when standing back and looking at it all.... I do hope my constuctive criticism helps and my ideas can be implemented in the future!! Thank you for a nice well built item!!