If there’s one console that could be said to have the best racing games available on the market right now, it’s the Xbox Series X.
While the PS5’s racing offerings are excellent, the Xbox Series X has many of the same multi-platform releases as Sony’s console, and it can also boast Playground Games and Turn 10’s excellent efforts in the Forza series.
If you’re thinking of getting into these games, you’re probably going to want a great racing wheel to accompany you around the track, and you’ve got plenty of options in this regard.
Here are the best racing wheels for Xbox Series X right now.
The best racing wheel for Xbox Series X: Thrustmaster TS-XW Racer
If you’re an old hand when it comes to racing video game accessories, you’ve almost certainly heard of Thrustmaster.
It’s one of the most famous and well-respected brands in racing game peripherals, and the TS-XW Racer is yet another win for the company.
Boasting incredible construction, a heavy emphasis on realism, and a partnership with famed racing accessory company Sparco (the wheel is actually a replica of Sparco’s P310), the TS-XW Racer is the last word in Xbox Series X racing quality.
If you’re looking for a wheel that’s going to see you to victory on the Forza Motorsport track, this is the way to go.
Best alternative premium racing wheel for Xbox Series X: Logitech G Pro
Logitech’s G Pro wheel boasts compatibility across all three major platforms (PC, PlayStation, and Xbox), making it an ideal purchase for anyone who switches regularly between ecosystems.
If you’re just an Xbox Series X gamer, though, the G Pro is still an excellent wheel thanks to its hugely responsive feedback system, tactile buttons, and premium feel.
For an extra £350 (!!), you can add Logitech’s superb Pro Racing Pedals to your setup, and if you’re already going to be spending almost £1000 on this wheel, it’s almost certainly worth splashing out the extra cash for added immersion.
Pair this one with the G Racing Adapter and you can build a wildly versatile setup that incorporates all kinds of other Logitech peripherals.
Best mid-range racing wheel for Xbox Series X: Fanatec Clubsport GT V2
Along with Thrustmaster and Logitech, Fanatec is another name that’s become synonymous with excellent racing game accessories, and the Clubsport GT V2 is a great example of why that’s the case.
As you might expect from the name, the GT V2’s design is based on real steering wheels used in GT supercars; it’s a similar size and boasts a strong grip, plus an on-wheel display and an ergonomic button setup.
You can also attach the GT V2 to compatible Fanatec wheel bases, which will make the wheel and all of its associated addons (pedals, handbrakes, et cetera) work with all Xbox devices.
In short, this is an excellent Xbox Series X wheel that won’t break the bank but that will still give you an excellent premium racing experience.
Best alternative mid-range racing wheel for Xbox Series X: Thrustmaster T248
The Thrustmaster T248 pitches itself perfectly at both enthusiasts and amateurs. It’s a great wheel for beginners and pros alike, and while it won’t quite match the premium offerings, it’s an excellent all-rounder.
Thanks to a snazzy on-wheel dashboard, you can view critical information about a race at a glance, and more than 20 different kinds of display are supported, so you can pick and choose what kind of info you want.
Three different Force Feedback presets are included with the T248, so you can choose how you want the wheel to feel, and thanks to a 30ms gear shift time, you’ll barely notice any latency at all.
Thrustmaster has proven itself the king of racing accessories once again with the T248.
Best budget racing wheel for Xbox Series X: Fanatec CSL Elite GT3 V2
We know we’re pushing the boundaries of what counts as a “budget” racing wheel just a little with this one, as it’s on the more expensive end of the budget range.
However, the budget racing wheel offerings for Xbox Series X are a little threadbare compared to other platforms, and this is still a great wheel that gives you more than enough bang for your buck.
Its ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold for long periods of time, and it comes with a revised shifting mechanism that gives “superior tactile feedback”, according to Fanatec.
Pair that with a range of other features prized by racing fanatics, including simplified quick release, multi-position switches, and more, and you’ve got a great wheel that won’t empty your wallet.
Best alternative racing wheel for Xbox Series X: Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider
This excellent racing wheel (which is, once again, from Thrustmaster) is ideal for beginners. It won’t trouble pros or seasoned experts, but it’s great as a first entry point into the world of sim racing.
Described by Thrustmaster as “the most popular wheel on Forza”, the Ferrari 458 Spider comes with four different sensitivity presets so that you can find your ideal sweet spot.
It also comes with an optimised bungee cord system that grants linear resistance regardless of rotation angle, as well as two pedals that can be adjusted for comfort.
All in all, this is a great budget racing set, and it’ll serve as a good way to decide whether you want to upgrade to more serious hardware later down the line!