The PS5 doesn’t have an incredible library of racing games yet, but that library is expanding all the time. With the (relatively) recent release of Gran Turismo 7, the PS5 has arguably gained its first truly essential, unmissable racing title, and with that comes the need for simulation enthusiasts to get themselves a decent racing wheel. You can’t truly call yourself a racing game fan until you have a good wheel, after all, and thankfully, there’s a decent selection for Sony’s newest console. Here are the best PS5 racing wheels you can buy right now.
Thrustmaster T300RS GT
While it was technically constructed for the PS4, you can use the T300RS GT Edition wheel for PS5 games as well, which makes sense given that it’s emblazoned with the Gran Turismo logo. It’s a beautiful wheel with a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, and while it won’t match the PS5’s white sheen, that doesn’t matter so much when you’re deep into a particularly difficult race. The T300RS GT is well-constructed and has solid force feedback thanks to its brushless motors, but you’ll need to pick up an extra gear stick if you want to make the most of the clutch pedal included on the pedal board.
Thrustmaster T-GT II
There’s a good reason that Thrustmaster is a household name when it comes to racing wheels. The T-GT II is a true high-end racing wheel for aficionados and professionals; this isn’t the kind of kit you buy if you’re just looking to dabble in the occasional bit of racing gaming. With a staggering 25 different mappable buttons, you can pretty much set up this wheel however you want it. No matter which racing game you play, the T-GT II’s impressive adaptive tech will simulate the real feeling of driving each car, which makes it a truly exceptional (and truly expensive) wheel.
Although the G923 is constructed for PlayStation, you can use it with Xbox and PC platforms as well, which makes it a great, versatile option for mid-range racing enthusiasts. This isn’t as premium a product as the T-GT II, but it’s an excellent entry-level-to-mid-level wheel if you’re looking to take your racing experience to the next level. You’re getting Logitech’s signature robust construction and satisfying force feedback here, as well as a well-made pedal board and a hand-stitched leather wheel for that authentic in-car feeling.
If you need to go low-budget for your racing wheel, then look no further than the Hori Apex. There’s a certain level of cost involved in purchasing a racing wheel in the first place, especially if you want one that meets the level of quality you expect from PS5 peripherals, but the Apex is about as cheap as you’re going to get while still being a great product. It doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles of its cousins; it lacks force feedback, for example, and it doesn’t feel as premium as other racing wheels. It is, however, a perfectly fine, stripped-back racing wheel for beginners or hobbyists.
Technically, the Logitech G29 was made for the PS4, and it’s also supposedly been supplanted by the G923 (which we included earlier on this list). However, if you are still rocking a G29 or if you can find one pre-owned at a good price, you’ll find that it’s really not all that different from the G923, and it works perfectly with PS5 as well. Much of the tech feels interchangeable between the two wheels, and although everything is just a little older and less modern than the G923, the G29 is still a great racing wheel if you’re looking to get into PS5 racing games.
If you visit the website for the Thrustmaster T150, you’ll see that the company technically hasn’t had the wheel approved by Sony when it comes to PS5 games. In testing, however, the T150 works just fine with most PS5 racing titles, so if you’ve still got one as a holdover from the PS4 days or you want a bargain on some seriously impressive budget hardware, then this is what you should opt for. It comes with large, easy-to-use pedals and a great motion range, and it has force feedback too, so you’ll feel all of your driving decisions in real time.
It’s pretty much impossible to avoid a preponderance of Thrustmaster devices on this list, but maybe other companies should step up their games if they want to compete with the racing kings. The T248 is yet another excellent racing wheel option from Thrustmaster, positioning itself squarely in the mid-range bracket. Its dashboard display is great fun, showing you crucial and relevant information while you’re in the thick of a race, and its dynamic three-way force feedback should please even the most picky of PS5 racing fans.
As you can see, this best PS5 racing wheels list is largely dominated by Thrustmaster. That’s pretty much unavoidable; since its founding in 1990, Thrustmaster has provided high-quality accessories for racing games, flight sims, and various other enthusiast titles. Still, offerings from Logitech and Hori do threaten to upset Thrustmaster’s monopoly somewhat, so if you’re not a fan of Thrustmaster for some reason, then you do still have options. Which PS5 racing wheel is your favourite? Which company do you hope will step forward and create an alternative to the items above? Let us know!