At the moment, there are two OpenWheeler models on offer: OpenWheeler and OpenWheeler+, offered at 270 British pounds and 312 British pounds, respectively. These prices include VAT and do not include delivery (with the exception of the United Kingdom - free delivery is available on all UK orders). The fortunate British customers should allow 1-2 days for shipping, which is pretty quick actually. Let’s explore how the two OpenWheeler models perform.
The basic PC racing simulator model designed by OpenWheeler is called OpenWheeler. Irrespective of its name, you should not consider it as being an entry-level model. That’s because OpenWheeler is compatible with almost all car racing game wheels available on the market, which do not require a separate gear shift frame. That’s nearly 99% of all racing game wheel models available on the market. Your Logitech Driving Force GT, Logitech EX, Fanatec Porsche or Thrustmaster T500 RS will fit perfectly into OpenWheeler’s chassis. Sounds like almost all major video game wheel models are suitable for this compact driving car game simulator.
OpenWheeler+ has a special frame for an external gear shift device. In fact, that’s the sole difference between the two models. Suitable examples of navigation wheel models with an external gear shifting mechanism are the famous Logitech G25 and Logitech G27 models.
The list of OpenWheeler’s virtues is not that short, as you will notice. The majority of OpenWheeler’s features you will find in other popular and not-so-popular video game driving seat simulators. Other features like the sliding rails and the easy maneuverability (thanks to its front-side wheels) you will find in OpenWheeler only.
An ideal driving posture. The pilot’s chair is in fact a real bucket seat. You will feel like driving a real car. You will plainly love it.
Great comfort. Thanks to the real racing seat in use and the shoulder and back support offered by OpenWheeler, the pilot can actually deal with the so-called g-forces. Although everything remains in place (the TV, the console and the whole simulator), the majority of the drivers bend their bodies going along with the road ahead, particularly when steering under pressure or while overtaking. That’s when the g-forces we are talking about kick in. The shoulder and back support offered by OpenWheeler racing simulator is just splendid.
A folding seat back. The driver can adjust the seat back angle. The seat folds flat, so, after the video game is over, it will take up less room.
Sliding rails. They will help you find the optimum racing position. An extremely handy feature, especially when car driving game players with different body shapes race one after the other. Simply glide the seat backwards and forwards until the perfect racing position has been reached. With other driving car game seat simulators, you will have to use knobs to implement the required changes. With OpenWheeler, you will save time and effort.
A telescopic home driving game wheel platform. For regulating the height of the video game wheel. Perfect for both tall and short racing car game players.
A flexible pedal platform. Move the pedals until you find the optimum driving posture.
Easy navigation (thanks to the little front wheels). That’s a brilliant idea. Two plan front wheels turn the 20-kilogram OpenWheeler Xbox driving seat into a 4-5-kilogram pushchair. A seven-year-old child can move it anywhere without much effort.