Project Cars 2 is shaping up to be a stellar racing simulator. In order to be fully immersed in this videogame, however, you will need to play it with a compatible racing wheel. So what are the best accessory set for Project Cars 2? You can find out in our guide below.
Collaboration with Thrustmaster
The development team behind Project Cars 2, Slightly Mad Studios, work closely together with Thrustmaster to ensure that Thrustmaster wheels are precise when used with the videogame. Because of that, we highly recommend getting compatible Thrustmaster racing wheel sets for the second Project Cars installment.
Thrustmaster Servo Base
Because there are multiple vehicle types that you can drive in Project Cars 2, you are better off building your own Thrustmaster wheel set instead of purchasing a premade bundle.
To begin, you have to get the Servo Base, which will be used to connect to the various add-ons available. The base itself has been officially licensed by Sony for use with the PlayStation 4 as well as by Microsoft for use with the Xbox One. Both of these can also be used for the PC.
The product features a rotation angle between 270 to 1080 degrees. It also comes with an industrial-class brushless servomotor, along with a dual-belt system, for force feedback rumble. The base is upgradeable as well as it comes with internal memory.
Furthermore, the product uses Thrustmaster’s HallEffect AccuRate Technology (or H.E.A.R.T. for short), which utilizes a contactless magnetic sensor with 65,536 values when it comes to steering the wheel. Thus, you should get accurate steering wheel rotations in Project Cars 2.
You can purchase the Servo Base with the following links:
- Thrustmaster VG T300RS Racing Wheel Servo Base (PS4)
- Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Servo Base (Xbox One)
Thrustmaster Add-on Wheels
Now that you have the Servo Base, it is time to get some add-on wheels. The base is compatible with the following: 599XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition, Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On, TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On and Ferrari GTE F458 Wheel Add-On.
The 599XX EVO 30 Wheel Alcantara Edition is an 8:10 scale replica that has been officially licensed by Ferrari as it uses hand-stitched wrapping, internal steel hoop and polyurethane molding. You can find the add-on via this page.
The Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is an officially licensed full sized replica of the Formula 1 Ferrari 2011 racing wheel. It even comes with rotary knobs, switches and more. The F1 Wheel is available for purchase with this link.
The TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On features hand-stitched leather, polyurethane molding and internal steel hoop. You can check it out here.
Last but not least is the Ferrari GTE F458 Wheel Add-On. This officially licensed product is a replica of the Ferrari 458 Challenge Wheel. You can buy the F458 via this page.
The 599XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition, Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On, TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On and Thrustmaster Ferrari GTE F458 Wheel Add-On Wheels are all compatible with both the aforementioned PS4 and Xbox One Servo Bases.
Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set
Next, let’s take a look at what pedal set to get. Since you will be driving a variety of vehicles in Project Cars, then the Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set makes the most sense.
This is because the pedals can be adjusted with two user positions, one for F1 style and the other for GT style. Furthermore, you can also change between three different spacing and two different inclinations of the pedals. As for height, the gas pedal has four positions with the brake and clutch pedals have three apiece. Last but not least, the product comes with brake mods that will let you adjust the pressure force of the brake pedal.
The external and internal parts of VG T3PA-PRO are made of metal as the product weighs in at over 15 pounds. Thus, you can expect a durable and stable add-on.
You can find the Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set, which is supported by both Servo Bases, on Amazon with this link.
Thrustmaster TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter
An optional add-on accessory that you may want to take a look at for your Thrustmaster wheel set is the TH8A Gearbox Shifter. This gear stick features both H-pattern and sequential shifting. It is also made of 100% metal construction, ensuring that it remains durable after many uses. The product also uses the aforementioned HallEffect AccuRate Technology for precise input that won’t go awry.
You can check out the Thrustmaster TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter, which is supported by both PS4 and Xbox One Bases, via this page.
Project Cars Evolution Franchise Edition Playseat
Even if you got your racing wheel and add-on accessories, you still need something to hold them into place, especially if you want to feel as comfortable as possible.
If you are having a hard time building your own racing seat setup, then you should check out the Project Cars Evolution Franchise Edition Playseat. This gaming chair is modeled after a real racing seat. Its frame is made of durable steel that features multi-point adjustments. Moreover, there are also pre-drilled mounting positions for the steering wheel, pedal set and other accessories.
The Project Cars Evolution Franchise Edition Playseat is available for purchase with this link.
Although Project Cars 2 support many racing wheel sets, we recommend coming up with your own set as the game has a variety of vehicles.
You can start by getting the Thrustmaster VG T300RS Racing Wheel Servo Base (if you are playing on PS4 and/or PC) or Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Servo Base (if you are playing on Xbox One and/or PC).
From there, you have a variety of interchange Thrustmaster wheels (599XX EVO 30, Ferrari F1, TM Leather 28 and Ferrari GTE F458) to pick from in addition to the Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set and Thrustmaster TH8A Add-On Gearbox Shifter in order to build you racing wheel setup.
You may also want to check out the Project Cars Evolution Franchise Edition Playseat as well if you want to feel fully immersed and comfortable when driving in Project Cars 2.