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Best racing wheels 2019: PS4, Xbox One and PC

Published: 28 March 2019

► Best racing wheels on PS4, Xbox One and PC
► Multiple price points
► make the most of your racing games

You're spoilt for choice if you like great racing games right now, with the likes of Forza Horizon 4, GT Sport and Project Cars 2 offering an incredible combination of both graphics and realistic handling – but using a controller doesn’t do quite them justice. Every title on our best racing game list is fun to play with a pad, but add a racing wheel and pedals – and things get even better.

Want to properly get to grips with games such as Gran Turismo Sport and Assetto Corsa's handling models? Fancy honing your reactions and countersteering from the comfort of your living room? If the answer is yes, read on, as we’ve put together a list of the best steering and racing wheels for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

1. Thrustmaster T300RS (PS4/PS3/PC)

In 2019, the Thrustmaster T300RS is one of the most popular racing wheels around for the PS4 – and for good reason. At around £200 it’s a mid-range purchase, but you get an extremely high-performing wheel and solid pedals for your money.

If you want to get a proper taste of what modern sim racing can be like, the T300RS is a great place to start, as it offers strong force feedback that really feeds information about the car into your hands.

And like all Thrustmaster wheels you can mix and match components later on, too. Therefore, if you want to add a new set of better pedals, updated wheel rim or add a shifter later down the line, they’ll work with your existing set up.

 

2. Thrustmaster TMX Pro (Xbox One/PC)

If you like the sound of the T300RS but want something for your Xbox, go for the TMX Pro. It’s essentially the same wheel but with all the buttons you’d usually find on an Xbox One controller.

 

3. Logitech G29 (PS4/PS3 and PC)

PC owners will already know Logitech makes third-party peripherals – but it also offers a range of high-end racing wheels, too. Just like the company’s other goods, the G29 offers up good build quality and solid feedback – though at £329 RRP it’s a little dearer than its competition. It’s not as good as some of the other wheels here, but with Christmas on the way you’ll be able to snag one of these for a considerably lower price.


4. Logitech G920 (Xbox One and PC)

Xbox and PC users wanting the same quality as the G29 should opt for the G920, as it’s pretty much the same racing wheel. You gain bespoke buttons for Microsoft’s console, but unfortunately you lose some extra dials and a rev counter.


5. Thrustmaster TGT (PS4 only)

If you’re a fan of GT Sport, the Thrustmaster TGT should be your first port of call. Built by Thrustmaster but with design input from the people behind Gran Turismo, the TGT is bespoke for the PS4’s best racing game. It does cost a huge £600, or thereaboust, but at least it’s leather-coated.

Featuring, 1080 degrees of rotation (most here have 900) and intuitive dials which easily allow you to tinker with settings like traction control, brake bias and more on the fly, it’s also calibrated perfectly for GT Sport – though it will of course work with virtually any other racing game on the PS4, too.

What’s more, the TGT is also the wheel used at the Gran Turismo world championships, so if you really want to hone your GT eSports in the future, this is the one you ought to buy.

 | Read our full review of GT Sport here


6. Fanatec CSL (PS4/ Xbox One and PC depending on model)

Fanatec might not have the marketing presence or brand awareness of Thrustmaster or Logitech, but the CSL Elite is a favourite amongst hardcore sim racers and gamers. An extremely strong but easily customised motor sits at the heart of the CSL Elite system, and everything after that is basically up to you.

As you’d expect, Fanatec offers a range of upgrades such as wheel rims that add rumble to the mix, and load-cell pedals which mimic the feel of a real-life racing car. You can even get a shifter, too. If you’re prepared to spend the money – and at over £700 for a whole set up it is quite a lot of money – you’ll get the best racing wheel you can buy right now.

You can’t use the same wheel for both your PS4, Xbox One and PC, but Fanatec does make a wheel for each console. We’ve provided links to both here.

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And one more thing: get a driving seat

All the wheels in this article can be mounted on a table, and while usually fine, I’d recommend pushing the boat out and getting a racing seat instead. Simply put, a racing seat allows you to really unlock the potential of the rest of your setup – so you get the best experience with your kit. Essentially it elevates your set up from ‘playing at home’ to ‘arcade’ or 'driving sim event' level.

There’s a few to choose from, but I went for a €349.00 Playseat Revolution.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast

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