2017 has been a great year for racing game fans on the Xbox One as it saw the release of Forza Motorsport 7, which has been enhanced with the new Xbox One X console. The other new games that were released on Microsoft’s family of home consoles for this year are Dirt 4, F1 2017, NASCAR Heat 2, Project Cars 2 and WRC 6. Of course, these titles are best experienced with an appropriate racing wheel set. Below, you can find our buying guide for the best Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X racing wheels to check out on Black Friday or anytime during the 2017 holiday season.
Fanatec Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle
One of the products we recommend checking out is the Fanatec Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle. This officially licensed set combines the ClubSport Steering Wheel Universal Hub with the ClubSport Forza Motorsport Wheel Rim GT. It is built with brushed and anodized aluminum while being covered with smooth leather.
For rumble, the base uses a brushless servo motor to provide smooth rumble throughout the circumference of the 33cm wheel. It also uses DirectSensor technology for precision as well as a belt drive, which has multiple v-ribs and ball bearings, to make steering feel as realistic as possible. Last but not least, the steering wheel features many action buttons as well as multiple paddle shifters.
The Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel Bundle also comes with a pedal set that is built complete with metal. The floor unit uses a 90kg load cell, which adds realism when pushing down on the brake pedal. Both the gas and brake pedals feature vibration motors that will indicate whether or not you are losing your grip on the track or braking too hard. Also featured are D-shape pedal plates and pedal extensions, both of which will let you adjust the angle of the plates and arms. Finally, the pedals use magnetic hall sensors for precision.
If you don’t mind the high price, then the Fanatec Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle is the best available Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X racing wheel option for the 2017 holiday season. If you are interested, you can purchase the accessory set with this link.
Logitech G920 Feedback Driving Force Racing Wheel
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, then you might want to take a look at the Logitech G920 Feedback Driving Force Racing Wheel instead. The steering wheel unit features 900 degrees of rotation with dual-motor force feedback rumble, allowing you to feel all types of terrain in addition to over-steering and under-steering. The wheel also features a directional pad, Xbox One buttons in addition to paddle shifters.
The floor unit included in this set features the accelerator, brake and gear changing pedals. The brake is nonlinear as it offers realistic progressive resistance.
Both the steering wheel and pedal unit feature anti-backlash, which will keep the two feeling tight even after many uses. The wheel also uses a hall-effect steering sensor for accuracy. The wheel is built with solid steel ball bearings that is covered by a hand-stitched leather wheel grip. The pedals are built with stainless steel.
You can buy the Logitech G920 Feedback Driving Force Racing Wheel with this link.
If you are picking up the G920, then you might want to check out the optional Logitech Gaming G Driving Force Shifter. This add-on features six-speed H-pattern hand shifting. It is made of a solid steel gear shaft with hand-stitched leather boot and knob. If you are interested, you can purchase the Logitech Gaming G Driving Force Shifter here.
Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition
One last wheel we recommend checking out for the 2017 holiday season is the Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition. This product comes with a 7/10 replica of the Ferrari 458 Italia Wheel as it even uses the2-position Manettino dial and Engine Start button found in the real thing. It also comes with wheel-mounted sequential metal paddle shifters, high-end tact switch as well as Xbox One buttons.
For rumble, the product uses a brushless industrial servomotor paired with a 900 degrees duel-belt system to provide smooth and quiet force feedback throughout your rotation. It also uses Thrustmaster’s HallEffect AccuRate Technology, which will accurately track your steering.
The included floor unit features a metal brake pedal, with progressive resistance, as well as a gas pedal.
The Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is available for purchase with this page.
The TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition is compatible with a multitude of add-on accessories. Of these, we definitely recommend checking out the Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set as it features plenty of customization options, from spacing to inclinations to brake resistance and more. You can purchase the VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set here.
You can also check out the TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter, as well as four compatible detachable wheels, with the following links:
- TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter
- 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
Next Level Racing GTultimate v2 Simulator Cockpit
Having a racing wheel set is only part of the equation as you still have to come up with the proper racing setup. If you are having a hard time coming up with your own solution, then we recommend taking a look at the Next Level Racing GTultimate v2 Simulator Cockpit. This product has been pre-drilled to fit any of the three aforementioned racing wheel sets from Fanatec, Logitech and Thrusmaster.
The cockpit is also highly customizable as you can adjust the positions of the steering wheel, gear shifter and floor pedals. Not to mention that it also comes with a seat slider, lumbar support cushion, reclining fiberglass race seat and more.
The Next Level Racing GTultimate v2 Simulator Cockpit can be purchase with this link.
So, if you are looking for an Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X racing wheel, then you should keep an eye on the aforementioned products, as well as their add-on accessories we mentioned above on Black Friday or anytime during the 2017 holiday shopping season.