Gran Turismo 7 is going to be here very soon, so we thought it would be a good idea to run through some examples of budget and premium steering wheels that you can, and should, use for the racing game.
So, here are the three wheels you should be looking at:
ThrustMaster T150 – Budget Option
Starting with the budget option of the list, the Thrustmaster T150. Coming in at below £200, this wheel gives you a high-quality product, with but a few features missing. It has pretty good force feedback and a hefty feel, and comes with a table clamp for easy use.
The paddle shifters attached to the wheel have a sturdy click to them, and the wheel has 1080 degrees of rotation for a realistic feel.
The pedals that come with the kit are very basic, but as it’s compatible with the rest of the Thrustmaster products, you can upgrade these down the line as well as adding a gearstick to your setup.
Logitech G923 – Middle Option
The Logitech G923 is the latest from the Logitech range, and is adequately priced for the features you get while still leaving you with room to upgrade the kit. Its force feedback is nice and smooth, and it’s obviously a high-quality product from the way it feels in your hands.
It’s also incredibly customisable, with plenty of buttons and dials that can be programmed to things such as traction control. It can be fitted to a desk thanks to a clamp, and upgraded with other parts from Logitech such as a handbrake and shifter.
This is much more realistic feeling than our budget option, the T150, with a lot of this coming down to a firm and a realistic-feeling brake pedal.
Coming in at just a tad over £200, it’s well worth the investment.
ThrustMaster T248 – Premium Option
While you can only pre-order the ThrustMaster T248 before its release date of October 21, 2021, it will still be available before GT7 arrives.
As our premium option, it has plenty of features, including three levels of force feedback, and even lets you boost the feedback a game will naturally provide making it feel even more realistic.
On the wheel sits a dashboard readout that will give you information such as RPM and the gear you’re in, and the paddle shifters that sit wither side of the wheel are magnetic, allowing for quick and easy inputs.
It’s really high quality and looks great compared to both of our other options especially with its leather-wrapped steering wheel and spring-loaded brake pedal.
This is the best of the bunch, but at £300, it’s rather pricey.