Installation Time: Shop Install
Installation Cost: 0-$100
May 31, 2016
Excellent Look, Different Feel
I purchased this wheel and had it installed by my local Ford dealer, as I'm adverse to messing with the airbag.
The wheel looks shocking good, even compared to the already nice-looking regular GT leather wheel. The material definitely feels better than the leather wheel, but as to whether or not it functions better is a very subjective thing--the original GT steering wheel is already great.
The wheel does feel--as advertised--more bolstered in spots, but due to the material it does feel like you need to hold on to it a bit more to turn, else your hand may slip. Fortunately, the red sight line is matte (vinyl or leather or such,) so no reflections or feel weirdness.
Overall it's a wonderful visual improvement (the darker-colored inserts go great with a matching GT350 knob, almost like they were made for each other.) Besides for the complaint about it maybe requiring additional grip while turning, my only other complaint is that it is not THAT dramatic of a design departure from the regular S550 steering wheel to justify the price.