For years, G-Performance has been providing expert advice to customers on the best components for sim racing. Based on our most frequently recommended products and customer purchase data, we have created combinations of the most sought-after components for new sim builds.
Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate+
The Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate+ are the go-to pedals for sim racing enthusiasts, commercial simulator owners, and professional drivers. Experience the realism of brake forces in FIA Formula racing cars and Le Mans Sports Prototypes and refine your driving skills with superior car control.
These pedals offer unparalleled brake, throttle, and clutch feel, allowing you to drive like a pro. The fully adjustable pedal geometry, hydraulic damping, and adjustable preload on each pedal provide maximum force and realistic feedback.
Built to withstand up to 140kg of actual force on the brake pedal, the Ultimate+ pedals are strong, durable, and made to last. The load cell sensors accurately capture and translate your inputs with high resolution and are coupled with Heusinkveld’s SmartControl software for instant and configurable output.
International FIA Formula and national Touring Car Pro drivers agree: Heusinkveld’s Sim Pedals Ultimate+ provide the most realistic pedal feel in a simulated environment. This is due to their innovative hydraulic dampers in each of the three pedals – clutch, throttle, and brake.
What sets the Ultimate+ apart is not just their compression, but their natural, fluid return that feels like real brake pedals. This is achieved through Heusinkveld’s tuning of the hydraulic dampers to mimic the pressure of a real brake system. Unlike other sim racing pedals that try to recreate the feel by piecing together various components, Heusinkveld’s approach of tuning a damper offers a more accurate and believable experience.
Cube Controls Formula F-PRO
The Cube Controls F-Pro sim racing wheel boasts a sleek carbon fibre front plate an embossed, hand painted Cube Controls logo. It features customizable RGB LED lights, making it easy to personalize with your preferred colours. The F-Pro offers dual connectivity (PC only) options, with both USB and Bluetooth, and a robust Q-Conn magnetic connector instead of a traditional DIN socket for added durability.
This latest generation of Cube Controls wheels sets a new standard in construction, with improvements in CNC machining and an improved paddle shift mechanism for enhanced responsiveness. The wheel has a sleek design and is crafted with care. It can be mounted on any QR hub with a 50.8mm or 70mm PCD fitment and the wheel comes with all necessary tools for a quick and easy installation.
Weighing 1100g, the 285mm diameter wheel has an adjustable paddle throw from 3 to 6mm and “zero play” magnetic shifter paddles with adjustable stop ends, ball bearings, and improved tactile feedback. The wheel also features 12 backlit momentary buttons with tight resistance, on/off toggle switches with status LED lights, thumb rotary encoders, front panel rotaries, and multi-directional “funky switches” with integrated encoders. The revised aluminium rotaries have a high-quality feel and an ergonomic grip design.
Simucube 2 Pro
The Simucube 2 Pro Direct Drive wheelbase (version R2) sets the standard for sim racing DD wheel systems. It offers realistic and precise force feedback through a powerful, brushless motor, delivering at peak, 25Nm of torque for a truly immersive racing experience. Ideal for professional sim racers and enthusiasts, the Pro provides lightning-fast response times, with adjustable and precise feedback clarity.
The Simucube 2 Pro provides an ultra-low latency force feedback experience, allowing you to feel and correct small slides more quickly, giving you a competitive edge. The high efficiency direct drive motor and innovative heat management result in a cooler, quieter system.
The Pro boasts robust robotics-grade internal sensors and electronics with high-quality, high resolution encoders, delivering unparalleled accuracy and precision. All components are housed in a full metal CNC machined case, ensuring a solid and very high quality feel to the device.
With a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty, the Simucube 2 Pro Direct Drive System R2 is the best in class for sim racing force feedback. For more information, read our review of the Simucube 2 Pro here.