Sim Racing 101 Series | Episode #2: Wheels & Wheelbases

Welcome to our new sim racing series with in-house sim expert Gaz and McLaren Factory GT3 driver Joe Osborne! Over the next few episodes we’ll be discussing everything from sim racing pedals, steering wheels and bases to computers, monitors, rigs and even “simwear”.

Does it feel like a GT3 car?

In episode #2 of Sim Racing 101 we test out 3 different wheelbases by Simucube and 2 steering wheels from Gomez. How close is it to a GT3 car? Is the force feedback realistic? Watch the video to find out!

Check out all the products from this episode below:

Simucube Ultimate Wheel Base

The Simucube 2 Ultimate Direct Drive System raises the bar for sim racing steering wheel systems. It offers the most realistic and detailed force feedback currently available through a high torque, brushless motor. For those seeking the very best direct drive system for their home cockpit or professional simulator, the Ultimate will provide you with the best possible feedback system available.

  • Ultra low latency to give you incredible feel
  • Quick release system for a wheel change
  • Direct drive motor and clever electronics heat guiding to keep cool
  • Wireless receiver that will automatically connect to a wireless steering wheel
  • 5 years manufacturers warranty

Simucube Pro Wheel Base

The Simucube 2 Pro Direct Drive System offers realistic and detailed force feedback available through a high torque, brushless motor. With 25Nm of torque available, the Pro is capable of providing a high level of immersion for any car or track combination.

  • Brushless torque motor
  • The R2 version with a single 450W power supply
  • Passive cooling

Simucube Sport Wheel Base

The Simucube 2 Sport Direct Drive System also offers a high torque, brushless motor. Designed for sim racing enthusiasts, the Sport 2 offers a serious amount of power with up to 17Nm of direct drive torque. Highly responsive and accurate, it provides a highly detailed driving experience.

  • Brushless torque motor
  • 216 MHz motor control CPU
  • CNC machined construction

Gomez Sim Industries Formula Pro Elite Wheel

The Formula Pro Elite Prime Sim steering wheel from Gomez Sim Industries is packed with features and constructed using ultra high quality materials to provide the very best in performance and functionality. A full colour, high resolution screen is featured to display vital race data and is compatible with all popular sim software.

  • Aluminium and carbon fibre construction provides zero flex for optimum control
  • Billet aluminium magnetic shifters provide crisp gear shift activation
  • Full colour, high resolution USBD480 screen to display race and vehicle information
  • 10 Momentary push button controls
  • 5 Rotary encoders
  • 7 Way ‘funky’ switch
  • USB connection

Gomez Sim Industries Formula GXL Pro Wheel

The GXL Pro Prime Sim steering wheel from Gomez Sim Industries is packed with features and constructed using ultra high-quality materials to provide the very best in performance and functionality.

  • Carbon fibre switch plate
  • Magnetic shifter paddles
  • High quality components

All of this means that you can focus on improving your lap times and winning races, having the confidence that you have one of the best on the market. 


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