There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating feeling of hurtling down a road at a breakneck speed behind the wheel of a car.
However, if you’re not rich enough, old enough, or perhaps the track is closed, then racing games are at the very least a good distraction.
The best way to enjoy these games is with a gaming steering wheel, as it can make the experience far more enjoyable as well as a bit more realistic.
Below are five gaming steering wheels at a reasonable price point for aspiring racers.
All steering wheels were priced from Takealot and all prices were accurate at the time of writing.
1. Thrustmaster Steering Wheel – TMX Pro (Xbox One/PC) – R9,999
If you are willing to shop at the higher end of the range, the Thrustmaster Steering Wheel – TMX Pro is compatible with Xbox One and PC.
This wheel has a 900 force feedback system and a metal 3-pedal set with fully adjustable spacing, inclination, and height.
If you’d like to add a manual transmission, it is also compatible with the TH8A Shifter, although it is sold separately and is currently priced at R3,499.
The Thrustmaster Steering Wheel – TMX Pro is an excellent choice if you’re looking for high quality.
2. FI-PXN V9 Gaming Steering Wheel with 3 Pedals & Gear Shifter – R4,997
A mid-range option is the FI- PXN V9 Gaming Steering Wheel, compatible with PC, PS3, PS4, XBox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
The V9 comes with an ergonomic steering wheel, racing car pedals, and a six-speed manual transmission shifter.
To further add to the experience, the wheel is equipped with built-in vibration motors to bring you a more realistic feel.
3. PXN V900 Gaming Racing Wheel – R3,998
As we move to the more low-to-mid-range options, a solid bet is the PXN V900 Gaming Racing Wheel – compatible with PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
This wheel has rubber texture handles allows you to switch between two racing modes while playing games.
It also comes with sportscar-style racing paddles and linear foot pedals that support automatic endurance.
4. Thrustmaster Steering Wheel T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition – R2,899
The Thrustmaster Steering Wheel T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition is the alternative to the above if you have a PlayStation 4 or PC, rather than an Xbox One.
The T80 has an ergonomically designed wheel for all types of racing on the PS4, with natural linear wheel resistance, automatic re-centring, and paddle shifters.
It also comes with a 2-pedal set with adjustable inclination angles and wide footrests for comfortable accelerating and breaking.
5. Thrustmaster Ferrari Spider Steering Wheel – R2,765
If you have an Xbox One and are looking for something cheaper – but that still offers good quality – then the Thrustmaster Ferrari Spider Steering Wheel is an option.
This Ferrari-themed steering wheel has a realistic 28cm diameter with rubber-textured grip, two paddle shifters, and comprehensive driving gear.
The wheel also has adjustable sensitivity to be more precise.
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