Looking to take your racing to the next level? Joe Barron gets to grips with some of the best wheels from Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec.
Why Get A Racing Wheel?
As racing games have become more specialised, the genre has been broken up into smaller segments, such as kart racing, open-world exploration, and simulation motorsport. With a greater variety of racing comes a greater variety of accessories, ranging from simple motion controllers through to $500 carbon fibre steering wheels.
Such accessories are increasingly becoming a must-have for serious motorsport fans; wheels offer a significantly wider range of inputs compared to analogue sticks and triggers. Some of the fastest racing players in the world benefit from owning a wheel, with many E-sports racers sponsored by wheel manufacturers, such as Team Redline, who are partnered with Fanatec.
If you think you've maxed out your speed with a standard controller and want to go even faster, then buying a wheel and pedals is a great way to shave some seconds off those lap times. Whether you're looking to subtly improve your racing experience with a basic motion controller, or pick up a force feedback device to compete with the top times on the toughest leaderboards, our guide to racing wheels has got you covered.