Turtle Beach VelocityOne Race may be the ultimate racing wheel for gamers

The Turtle Beach VelocityOne Race gaming wheel on a CGI background

The Turtle Beach VelocityOne Race gaming wheel on a CGI background

Following on from its brilliant VelocityOne Flight, Turtle Beach’s new racing wheel looks to be an absolute treat. Dubbed VelocityOne Race, the new wheel aims to dominate the racing peripherals market just like it did for flight simulation.

While Turtle Beach has expanded rapidly into the flight stick market following the success of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the more crowded racing wheel market is a new adventure for the company.

Designed for PC and Xbox consoles, the VelocityOne Race is a high-fidelity direct-drive force feedback racing setup powered by the company’s all-new K: Drive motor. Able to recreate the feeling of an actual steering wheel while you drive, the device aims to keep you immersed in games such as Forza Motorsport, Asseto Corsa and more.

Alongside the direct drive wheel, you’re also treated to aluminum pedals powered by the new Dynamic Brake Tek system. This system allows the load-cell brakes to simulate realistic braking, even locking up when ABS kicks in as you swerve around the track.

Other details include hand-stitched leather around the steering wheel, analogue gear paddles and remappable buttons via VelocityOne Race’s Tuner companion app. Furthermore, in supported games, you can use the app to see real-time racing telemetry information to truly satisfy the car nerd in you.

The remappable controls also come in handy for the system’s side panel. Holding essential features like the engine start button, this unit has myriad buttons that can be mapped for whatever functions you need.

Our VelocityOne gaming simulation products have already dominated the flight sim accessory market, and we’re excited to expand Turtle Beach’s catalog further by bringing this same level of ultra-realism and premium simulation performance to the world of racing,” said Turtle Beach interim CEO Cris Keirn.

Launching worldwide on February 26, 2024, the Turtle Beach VelocityOne Race is shaping up to be one of the best racing wheels on the market. For its price of £629.99, we damn sure hope it actually is.

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