2017 is a pretty big year for racing game fans on the PlayStation 4 with the release of the long awaited Gran Turismo Sport. The other notable releases for this year in the genre include Dirt 4, F1 2017, NASCAR Heat 2, Project Cars 2 and WRC 6. Needless to say, it has never been a better time to be a fan of racing games.
Of course, having an appropriate racing wheel set is the best way to play these videogames. Below, you can find our buying guide for the best PS4 and PS4 Pro Racing Wheels to look out for on Black Friday or anytime during the 2017 holiday season.
Logitech Driving Force G29
One of the better PlayStation 4 racing wheel sets is the Logitech Driving Force G29. The steering wheel features 900 degrees of rotation in addition to dual motor force feedback rumble. The wheel is built using solid steel ball bearings that is covered by hand-stitched leather. In terms of controls, the G29 has stainless steel shifters, directional pad as well as the face and should buttons of the DualShock 4.
The product also comes with a floor unit that contains three pedals for accelerating, braking and changing gears. The brake pedal is also non-linear as it will simulate the pressure sensitive brake systems you find in real life cars. Both the wheel and pedal units use hall-effect steering sensor and helical gearing with anti-backlash to ensure accuracy and durability.
If you are interested, you can purchase the Logitech Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel with this link.
If you are planning to pick up the G29, then you might want to check out the optional Logitech G Driving Force Shifter as well. This add-on provides both six-speed and push-down reverse hand shifting. It is built with solid steel with hand-stitched leather boot and knob.
You can buy the Logitech G Driving Force Shifter via this page.
Thrustmaster T300 RS GT
One of the new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro racing wheels that was released in 2017 is the Thrustmaster T300 RS GT. The wheel, which is 11 inches in diameter, uses reinforced textured rubber cladding so that you can get a good grip. In terms of rumble, the product uses a servomotor paired with a 1080 degrees dual-belt system to provide realistic rumble throughout the rotation angles.
The other notable features are Thurstmaster’s HallEffect AccuRate Technology, which will help in the wheel’s accuracy and durability, wheel-mounted metal sequential paddle shifters, tact switch in addition to having a directional pad and 13 action buttons (including DualShock 4 buttons).
Also included in the set is the T3PA GT Edition Pedal Unit. All three pedals, as well as the internal structure, are made of metals. Both the accelerator and clutch can be adjusted in height and spacing. The brake pedal is also progressively resistant thanks to the canonical rubber brake mod.
You can find the Thrustmaster T300 RS GT Racing Wheel with this link.
Thrustmaster T300 RS
A cheaper version of the Thrustmaster T300 RS GT is the T300 RS. This wheel has the same features with the lone exception of the floor unit, which features two pedals (accelerator and brake) as opposed to three from the aforementioned T3PA GT Edition Pedal Unit. With that said, the T300 RS is also cheaper in price.
You can purchase the You can find the Thrustmaster T300 RS Racing Wheel via this page.
If you are looking for a PS4 and PS4 Pro race wheel specifically for Gran Turismo Sport, then you should check out the Thrustmaster T-GT, which was released in 2017. The wheel, which has 1080 degrees of rotation, has an advanced force feedback system that combines a 40-watt linear brushless motor with sensations added to the steering column. With this exclusive rumble feature, you will be able to feel various driving effects in Gran Turismo Sport such as tire adherence, oversteering, understeering, mass transfers, suspension, road irregularities and road textures.
The T-GT also uses T-F.O.C. algorithm with hall effect sensors to make turning the steering wheel feel as accurate as possible. It also comes with smooth-textured leather which adds extra grip while also making you feel comfortable during long gaming sessions with GT Sport or any other PS4 racing game. The wheel is equipped with four rotary selectors, two mini analogs, two paddle shifters as well as up to 25 action buttons (including those from the DualShock 4).
The floor unit of the Thrustmaster T-GT is made of metal pedal heads, arms and internals. It has a brake pedal with progressive resistance (via the conic brake mod) in addition to adjustable accelerator and clutch pedals.
So, while expensive, the Thrustmaster T-GT is the best race wheel set for Gran Turismo Sport. If you are interested, you can buy the product via this link.
The Thrustmaster T300 RS GT, Thrustmaster T300 RS and Thrustmaster T-GT Racing Wheels also support various add-ons. If you are looking for the best pedals available, then we recommend taking a look at the Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set, which you can check out with this page.
Another optional add-on for the wheels that you might find interesting is the TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter. With this accessory, you can pull off H-pattern and sequential shifting. You can find the TH8A with this link.
All three sets also support the following detachable wheels: Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On, Ferrari GTE F458 Wheel Add-On, TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On and VG Ferrari 599XX EVO Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition. You can find all the compatible add-on wheels with the following pages:
- Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
- Ferrari GTE F458 Wheel Add-On
- TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On
- VG Ferrari 599XX EVO Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition
So, if you are looking for a racing wheel set for the PlayStation 4 and/or PlayStation 4 Pro, then you might want to keep an eye on the aforementioned products (as well as their add-ons) on Black Friday and during the rest of the 2017 holiday shopping season.