Best wheel for Gran Turismo 7: Budget, premium, and more top picks

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With the next chapter in one of the most iconic racing series ever out now, there's arguably never been a better time to start looking for the best wheel for Gran Turismo 7.

We've put together a list of our top picks based on price, reviews, and any unique features that make these high-quality racing wheels stand out from the crowd, helping you kick off your search on the right foot.

While there's some debate over whether controllers are better than wheels for games like GT7, they still remain some of the most popular sim accessories around to improve your racing performance.

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With that in mind, if you're looking for one of the best wheels for PS5, like this Thrustmaster T-GT II, or for one of the best budget wheels for GT7, like this Hori RWA Apex, we've got you covered right here.

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With years of at-home racing experience, we've gone through quite a few wheels in our time. These are the best options for you to go racing in GT7.

Best wheel for Gran Turismo 7

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Best sim wheel for Gran Turismo 7 - Logitech G923

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The Logitech G923 is a particularly forgiving wheel for beginners, but also a great option to consider if you're a more experienced racer on GT7.

Providing great force feedback that feels smooth, it has good durability on the buttons, and a table clamp to secure it to a desk.

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Moreover, the G923 is extremely customisable thanks to a huge number of buttons and dials that you can use to set things like brake bias and traction control.

It also supports plenty of add-ons such as a handbrake and shifter, while the three-pedal set will let you get the full experience in GT7.

The brake pedal is stiff, giving you a realistic feel too as you race around the new expertly captured tracks of GT7.

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Best budget wheel for Gran Turismo 7 - Thrustmaster T150

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If you want something a little cheaper, then this Thrustmaster T150 could be the wheel for you.

The T150 offers effective and precise force feedback and has a superb durable feel. It also comes with a table clamp, meaning no need for a big cockpit setup!

The paddle shifters and buttons have a satisfying click to them and never leave you wondering if you hit them or not.

Moreover, the 180-degree rotation means the wheel is great for drifting as well as circuit racing.

The pedals are basic but more than enough to get you started, and the wheel is compatible with Thrustmaster's family of peripherals, which means you can add a gear shifter and the T3PA three-pedal set later down the line.

Best high-end wheel for Gran Turismo 7 - Thrustmaster T248

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The Thrustmaster T248 looks to be a great option to consider if you're searching for a premium bit of kit.

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The T248 boasts 3 levels of force feedback, including the ability to boost the feedback the game provides.

This should let you feel even more through the wheel and get a supremely realistic experience.

Moreover, the built-in dashboard can act as a rev counter for you, while magnetic paddle shifters and pedals allow for even faster and smoother inputs.

Officially supported by F1 2021, iRacing, and Raceroom it's also ideal for other games too.

Best wheel for Gran Turismo 7 for beginners - Hori RWA Apex

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The Hori RWA Apex wheel is a PS4 compatible device that, we think, should make for a great starting point for beginners.

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What we like about this wheel, in particular, is that it features a 270-degree rotation angle that can be adjusted and programmed to whichever game you're playing beyond GT7, and you get all of that for a relatively inexpensive price.

Another feature we particularly like is that the wheel size is said to be identical to most racing cars, so, if you're looking for an authentic experience from a Sony licensed wheel, then the Hori RWA Apex may be for you.

Best PS5 wheel for Gran Turismo 7 - Thrustmaster T-GT II

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Thrustmaster manufactures a lot of racing wheels, however, its T-GT II is one of its most advanced devices made specifically for the next-gen consoles.

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It includes 25 mappable action buttons, 1 push-button, and 4 rotary selectors natively recognised in GT Sport which is ideal for authenticity and ease of use whilst playing GT7.

One of the most unique features about this wheel though is its unique real-time drift curve calculation system, designed to maintain the responsiveness of both the wheel and the car in-game under all circumstances.

This should help you stay one step ahead of the curve which is why we think it's well worth considering if you're looking to upgrade your setup for GT7.

Latest racing wheel news

With racing technology constantly evolving, we've included some of the latest news surrounding wheels to help ensure you don't miss out on any future releases.

Simucube Tahko GT-21 wireless wheel released in black

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Simucube introduced the Tahko GT-21 wireless racing wheel in November last year, complete with advanced technology such as force feedback and durable construction.

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Since then, the company has now launched a new black version of the original Tahko GT-21 device.

The wheel is available for €822.96 from the Simucube website right now.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

When it comes to finding the right racing wheel, there are usually a few questions that pop up, but we're here to answer some of the more common queries.

Is sim racing easier with a racing wheel?

While both wheel and controller are capable of completing the exact same lap times on GT7, we feel a wheel has a few distinct advantages to offer.

Firstly, the addition of either Force Feedback or Direct Drive means you get a greater feedback response which can help you know when to make subtle altercations to your racing line.

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Moreover, we feel you gain more confidence when you're used to racing with a wheel as you know you can make minor adjustments easier to correct any mistake which, in turn, promotes a more aggressive driving style.

With that being said, a controller offers you greater versatility away from racing, so, if you're a more casual Gran Turismo player, then you may find picking up a top gamepad to be more beneficial.

What is Force Feedback?

Force feedback refers to a simulation technique used in racing wheels to provide you with an as realistic feeling as possible of the road in the game.

In other words, force feedback tries to replicate what the driver would feel if he were to race under the exact same conditions in the same location in real life.

If you want to find out more, check out our coverage on what is force feedback right here.

What is Direct Drive?

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We've previously gone into detail about what exactly direct drive is, however, we'll provide a shortened answer here.

Direct drive refers to a racing wheel mounted directly onto the motor via a quick-release hub.

This differs from a force feedback device which uses a belt or gear system in conjunction with the motor to deliver the added simulation aspect.

The result allows the user to feel the full feedback from the motor as there are fewer components involved between you, the wheel, and the mechanism.

How much should you spend on a wheel for Gran Turismo 7?

This would really depend on your available budget and how seriously you invest in racing games.

If you're willing to spend a little extra, you may find you're able to pick up a wheel that has a few additional features compared to some of the more budget options like sequential paddles and a slew of remappable buttons.

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Moreover, premium devices tend to be made from slightly more expensive and durable materials like plush Alcantara around the wheel and stainless steel motors.

However, there are some wheels out there, like the Hori RWA Apex, which seem to offer a lot of what some of the more expensive wheels can for just a fraction of the cost.

More racing accessories for Gran Turismo 7

If you're planning on outracing your opposition at every turn, it's important you get your setup right. Check out some of our other top racing accessories for Gran Turismo 7 right here.

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